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Old 10-31-2017, 03:00 PM   #621
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What's your price range? If you're willing to go $200-$300 there are a ton of great options.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:08 PM   #622
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What's your price range? If you're willing to go $200-$300 there are a ton of great options.
i was hoping in the $100 range since it's for a teen. but anything in that range may just ruin her records and sound bad in the process.

after I posted, I thought used might be the way to go.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:19 PM   #623
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Can someone suggest a decent turntable to look at for a teenager? My daughter wants a player of her own for Christmas so I'd like to get her one. Not a super cheap one that sounds bad, but not one that is an investment either because she might use it for a little while and then get tired of it.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
I think this makes for a terrific starter record player.

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Old 10-31-2017, 04:31 PM   #624
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for $100 roshea's post isn't bad. I'd personally really try to find something with a counter weight though if possible. Hard to do in that price range though, for sure.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:40 PM   #625
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Agreed, Nick.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:13 PM   #626
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Personally, I would stay away from Audio Technica, as they are on the cheap side and they can possibly damage your records. I would try and find a used Pro-Ject Debut Carbon or Rega RP1.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:01 AM   #627
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Personally, I would stay away from Audio Technica, as they are on the cheap side and they can possibly damage your records. I would try and find a used Pro-Ject Debut Carbon or Rega RP1.
I have an audio technica 120 with a shure m97 stylus and the sound is good to me. Iíve had it for like 5 years and itís never given me any trouble!
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:48 PM   #628
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I have an audio technica 120 with a shure m97 stylus and the sound is good to me. I’ve had it for like 5 years and it’s never given me any trouble!


It's just my humble opinion. I'm glad you are enjoying yours though. I tend to be an audiophile snob at times, so don't mind me
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:19 PM   #629
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I’m no snob and I hate my Audio Technica. It sounds like trash and once I get enough money together to upgrade, I’m going to.
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:15 AM   #630
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I’m no snob and I hate my Audio Technica. It sounds like trash and once I get enough money together to upgrade, I’m going to.


I would personally go with either of my two recommendations above. They seem to be the top favorites for entry level high-quality record players. If I didn't have my vintage Thorens TD-125, I would have gotten one of them.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:23 AM   #631
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I'm not a vinyl guy, but this is beautiful.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:36 AM   #632
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I got a U-Turn Orbit back in January and really love it. Base model starts at $180, but there are many customizations you can make. I added the acrylic platter, Grado Black1 cartridge, and built in preamp which bumped it up to the low $400 range. I've been super happy with it overall.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:56 AM   #633
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I got a U-Turn Orbit back in January and really love it. Base model starts at $180, but there are many customizations you can make. I added the acrylic platter, Grado Black1 cartridge, and built in preamp which bumped it up to the low $400 range. I've been super happy with it overall.
That's what I have. Got it 3.5 years ago when I thought I'd have a vinyl renaissance. Haven't used it in 3 years

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Finally got my U-Turn Orbit and just hooked it up. My first turntable since the 80's.

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I would eventually like to get a black plynth though, instead of the brown color.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:32 PM   #635
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Here's a post from 2001...


How is White Ladder still not pressed for vinyl?
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:57 PM   #636
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That's a great question.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:15 PM   #637
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I am going to buy a turntable for my bro-in-law for christmas and was wondering if there is a go to table in the $200-ish price range. He will basically just plug it into a sonos connect amp and listen through sonos exclusively. I bought him one last year that he uses all time and was going to just search my amazon oder history and buy that again, but wanted some input from you guys. I have an old B&O that, like mitch, even with best intentions I never use, so I have not idea what to look for. Any help would be awesome.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:50 PM   #638
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I am going to buy a turntable for my bro-in-law for christmas and was wondering if there is a go to table in the $200-ish price range. He will basically just plug it into a sonos connect amp and listen through sonos exclusively. I bought him one last year that he uses all time and was going to just search my amazon oder history and buy that again, but wanted some input from you guys. I have an old B&O that, like mitch, even with best intentions I never use, so I have not idea what to look for. Any help would be awesome.


I can help you out with this. Should we PM?
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:07 PM   #639
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My girlfriend just got me this guy...

Audio Technica at-lp60bk

Reviews looks great for a starter, but some here think otherwise?
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:40 AM   #640
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I hate my AT turntable. Can’t wait to upgrade.
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