Of course not! It has an actual chance of producing good sound.
What started out as funny has become annoying. I'm going back to my home forum. I'll stop back from time to time to see what new HP products are in favor in this market, but that's about it for my participation.
Edit: BTW, Rob, I've been an AK member since 2002. You got there "new back to vinyl" (from your profile) some 9 years later. ...for the sake of perspective.
Glad you are an AK'er !
And for perspective...time don't mean diddly...LOL
Its about possibilities...I have taken the most beat up turntables and turned them into sonic gems. My only point was there are a lot of vintage gems out there (the island of misfit toys) just waiting for a good home. It doesn't require a lot of money...many times just some patience and ingenuity.
A person can spend little money and some time and get a great table.
Or a person can spend a bit more money, less time (if they are inexperienced) and still get a wonderful tables. Just look at the deals we get on Bartertown ? Look at the classic I am selling right now for $125 shipped (Pioneer PL500) ...that was nowhere near top of the line yet look at the specs on that...many manufacturers today are too afraid to tell you their specs.
Hey, just so you know, this is not an argument (forum doesn't convey voice infliction, tone, etc. which is why I point it out ) we are just chatting.
I suffer from a specific (and very helpful) OCD which is why I said time don't mean diddly. If I get on something, its is like a rocket ship blasting off. Which is why I went from "Back into vinyl" to building and restoring tables in 4 years. Did the same with computers, bass player, wedding video business, etc. I can't help myself. If I get into something, it is balls to the wall. The only problem ? When I am done and burned out, I almost never go back. Building computers ? Done. Playing bass in a band. Haven't touched one in 10 years. Video business, closed up shop after a successful 9 years and the equipment gathers dust. HOPE TO GOD my audio love doesn't fade.
I said the OCD is helpful because in my career it has always helped me excel in my field. I strive to be the SME and attain it. Where it "hurts" sometimes is if I have an issue I am debugging (audio, video, Windows drivers, you name it) ..I don't know how to put it down. My wife has found me up at 3 in the morning with a robe on, a cup of coffee and a soldering iron...LOL
Oh..I hear "Getting to know you" playing in the background....LOL