I just bought a Music Hall Mat from the Needle Doctor for $50. Hope to test drive it by next Saturday.
And on that note, I best get to bed...see you on the other side.
Edited by Silent One - 12/3/12 at 5:42am
Hey y'all, long-time lurker, but first post here!
I'm a college student and I've been buying used vinyl for a while, somewhat pointlessly as I've really delayed investing in a turntable setup. Well I think it's about time. I'm essentially wondering what gear I would need, and what would be the best to get (in my fairly modest price range), in order to enjoy my records on a turntable but listen over both speakers and headphones (probably mostly headphones). I'd be looking to spend perhaps around $250 on a table and $100 or so on whatever preamp/headphone amp might be required for this setup.
Go to www.Musicdirect.com or www.Elusivedisc.com or www.Needledoctor.com ,etc., and have a look at the entry level turntables that include a cartridge for your budget. Then find yourself an old receiver from the 70s or so at a thrift store and you're good to go for a start up system.
But I gotta say, $250 for a new table and cart is gonna be hard to find. So maybe hit the thrift store first and see if they have some better old tables. Or double that $250 and your options really open up for a new one.
Looking through my Craigslist, these are my options for "vintage" or just used turntables.
Anything worth checking out? Thanks so much!
The guy is asking $100 right now. He says its looks and works 100%(It does look pretty good in the pictures.). It also comes with an extra Audio Technica Dual Magnetic Cartridge, AT96E .4 x .7 mil Bi Radial Diamond. Is that a good price with the included cart?
A while ago Clayton SF posted up that he has one of these air blowers for cleaning his amps and what ever. I finally got around to getting one a few weeks ago, and finally got around to posting about it. It's a very good idea to have one. You'll be blowing dust off everything you own for a few days! Good for hitting the records along with the brush that you should be using.
Would I be fine with this to complete the setup?
How much does this model cost new roughly?