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Doesn't it make you shudder when people buy cheap turntables like this?

post #1 of 14
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http://www.amazon.com/ION-Pure-Conversion-Turntable-Software/dp/B009Z6N4TO

 

We have customers (hipsters, looking for "affordable Record Players" claiming to be vinyl enthusiasts) ...yeah I know.
 

So we have some halfway decent ones like Sony PS-LX300 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-PS-LX300USB-Stereo-Turntable-Black/dp/B0015HOFZI but they only go for the terrible ones.

post #2 of 14

I see a ton of people asking about Crosleys on Yahoo Answers *shudder*

post #3 of 14

I hate to be a snob but.... an $80 turntable? come on. I wouldn't use an $80 cartridge. not everyone is into this stuff though. still, if they take the time to put their vinyl on the computer.i'd think they at least want it to sound good. honestly you can get a great vintage tt for like $300 or a used technics. id rather use the sound on my mobo than that pos.

post #4 of 14

Trouble is, you can get cheap as chips electronics these days that are perfectly acceptable.  The kids expect the same to be true of turntables, not realizing that there's a limit to how cheap good mechanical engineering can get.   I usually tell them to forget vinyl unless they can afford a ProJect Debut or Essential. 

post #5 of 14

Then they wonder why they don't like vinyl...lol...

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Originally Posted by music_man View Post
 

I hate to be a snob but.... an $80 turntable? come on. I wouldn't use an $80 cartridge.

I have no problem with a $80 cartridge. There are some bargains to be had out there as long as it is a MM type. Some of the Nagaoka ones spring to mind.

post #7 of 14

yeah but not an mc.

post #8 of 14
I will have to buy cheap turntables but only because I don't have money and I will use it for learning how to DJ.
post #9 of 14
And on them they put limited edition records that go for $30+ a piece on them. If they like the sound, who am I to judge? But putting records that only a few hundred were produced of on those record killers, tis a tragedy.
post #10 of 14
Well again, somebody uses records for decoration. biggrin.gif
post #11 of 14

I bought a turntable when it cost around U$150 brand new in the shop. I sold it years later for about U$500. You can now buy one 2nd hand for about $800. It is still the same turntable, but the ticket price has gone up. So price alone is not a determining factor.

post #12 of 14
I will probably have around $200 this month. Is that OK for a pair of used turntables?
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by alenfromcroatia View Post

I will probably have around $200 this month. Is that OK for a pair of used turntables?

It depends on how close you are to any potential seller. A Sansui SR-222 MK4 would be on my radar.

post #14 of 14
I am looking at DJ turntables so they need to be direct driven and have pitch adjustment.
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