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How much would a decent turntable rig cost?

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Just out of curiosity, What would acceptable an acceptable turntable cost? Also what other components make up a turntable rig?
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Typically you will need:

 

1.)  Turntable ( I like the Rega RP-1 which has more bass than the very good sounding Pro-ject Debut Carbon )

2.)  Turntable Mat ( I like the Music Hall Cork which is quite affordable )

3.)  Pre-amp ( I like the Pro-Ject Audio MM, but you will need to match the pre-amp to the type of cartridge you end up with )

4.)  Interconnects ( RCA Interconnects like the PBJ from Kimber Cable are an excellent buy )

 

Total Cost:

$450 for the Rega RP-1

$55 for the Turntable Mat

$85 - $150 for a decent pre-amp

$100 or less for good RCA interconnects ( I avoid cheap interconnect as I have had bad experiences with them )

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Total:  $695 to $750

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I have an old Thorens TD320 turntable that works like a charm. You sure can find a used one for around 250$. The cartridge is new, a Denon DL-110, street price is 139$. I have an expansive phono preamp from Lehmann (Black Cube SE2, around 1000$), but you can some pretty good stuff for around 200$. Check Musical Fidelity V-LPS for instance (199$). That would bring a very decent solution for around 600$.

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