Alright I'm going to toss this question out here (slightly tipsy so just ignore if I'm in the wrong thread).
Been looking to get a vinyl setup but I'm inexperienced. So over the past few months I've done some reading and looked around the web at what people tables seem to think are quality. Some of the belt driven tables are really gorgeous but I get the impression that a decent direct drive table is less hassle (??? maybe?).
The two that stuck out and appealed to me as solid long term options were:
-VPI classic: seems like a really solid table but I don't want to fork over that price tag just starting out.
-Technics sl1200mk2: which is no longer in production, and prices are all over the place. Also apparently its kind of dicey on the used market because they can be kind of abused DJ tables?
So I guess my first question is; Does Technics currently have any comparable direct drive tables to the sl1200mk2 currently in production? Or what would be a good direct drive option under 1k if there are any? They seem to have a reputation as a solid workhorse, which appeals to me before I start fiddling with things.
Was kind of thinking something in that 1k or less price range to get started before I just jump into (what I consider) the deep end of multiple thousands of dollars gear.
Edited by barid - 2/28/14 at 8:06pm