Quote: Originally Posted by JMcMasterJ /img/forum/go_quote.gif I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I'm soo tempted to get into vinyl. I love playing my parent's old records when I go over to their house. I just don't know if my wallet will be able to handle it. I would like to get something like a VPI Scout, but then there are so many other costs... cartridge, phono pre-amp, cleaning stuff, dust cover, etc. To vinyl or not to vinyl? hmmm.... Go for it. I was nervous about getting into vinyl, but am so glad I did. It's not as much work as some lead you to believe and the payoff is large. If you stick to used records (as opposed to the $45 200g reissues) you will save money on music. I'd recommend reading the columns by the Vinyl Anachronist. A quick Google search will bring him up. Plenty of good information and advice. I started with a stock Rega Planar 3. Those are terrific decks and a bargain used. I'd recommend starting with a quality used deck. You'll save a lot of money and tinkering with whatever you pick up will give you a lot of insight into a second rig. I ended up wanting a low maintenance suspended deck, and I'm very happy with the current setup.