STEEPLETONE 	ST938/W  Silver Stereo Record Player £29.94 + Free delivery from CPC UK
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STEEPLETONE ST938/W Silver Stereo Record Player £29.94 + Free delivery from CPC UK

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Found 15th Nov 2015
Might not be the best record player in the world but seems a good deal at this price.
May make a handy Christmas present.

Has good reviews on Amazon where it is at it's cheapest £36.95
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Sloth/Mod
updated price to reflect inclusive of VAT
Original Poster
Yup, my bad, thanks
So you can inflict your Kenneth McKellar records on your relatives over the festive season?
gets really good reviews on amazon
Steepletone aren't exactly a brand i associate with quality not sure i'd want to subject my vinyl collection to the wrath of this machine when one Amazon review says it doesn't play 7" records to the end and another says the needle snapped off, not a bad price if you're just starting out though
This is very good value for money, but you won't be able to get anywhere near what your LP has the capability to deliver.

If you are fairly serious about vinyl, Pro-Ject turntables are fantastic value for money. The Pro-Ject Elemental comes in at under £150 if you look around, and had a 5-star review on What HiFi:

whathifi.com/pro…iew

Even though these are designed in Austria, you do get strong undertones of minimalist Scandi design a la Bang and Olufsen in this turntable.

Make sure, of course, that your amp has a phono input.

Edited by: "hcc27" 16th Nov 2015
markalexanderlee

Yup, my bad, thanks


Your bad what ? Ankle ? Back ? Posture ?
Sorry - it's an Americanism which is beyond ridiculous to me
Cold as no horn on top and no dog.
Please don't buy this. It will ruin your vinyls. You might as well take a needle and use that instead.
Remember the Garrard SP25? Think I've still got one in the loft!
hcc27

This is very good value for money, but you won't be able to get anywhere … This is very good value for money, but you won't be able to get anywhere near what your LP has the capability to deliver. If you are fairly serious about vinyl, Pro-Ject turntables are fantastic value for money. The Pro-Ject Elemental comes in at under £150 if you look around, and had a 5-star review on What HiFi:http://www.whathifi.com/pro-ject/elemental/reviewEven though these are designed in Austria, you do get strong undertones of minimalist Scandi design a la Bang and Olufsen in this turntable. Make sure, of course, that your amp has a phono input.




This is very good value for money, but you won't be able to get anywhere near what your LP has the capability to deliver.
If you are serious about vinyl, Michell turntables are fantastic value for money. The Michell Gyrodec comes in at under £1350 if you look around (arm and cartridge extra), and had a 5-star review on What HiFi: whathifi.com/mic…iew

Make sure, of course, that you buy a decent external phono stage.
YolkiePolkie

This is very good value for money, but you won't be able to get anywhere … This is very good value for money, but you won't be able to get anywhere near what your LP has the capability to deliver. If you are serious about vinyl, Michell turntables are fantastic value for money. The Michell Gyrodec comes in at under £1350 if you look around (arm and cartridge extra), and had a 5-star review on What HiFi: http://www.whathifi.com/michell/gyrodec-setecnoarm/reviewMake sure, of course, that you buy a decent external phono stage.



Ha that's 5 times the price + an amp and speakers. I have a pro-ject debut and can vouch for it but this is a decent price for what it is.
misteraadam

Please don't buy this. It will ruin your vinyls. You might as well take a … Please don't buy this. It will ruin your vinyls. You might as well take a needle and use that instead.


Well said. You do need a decent turntable to get the best out of vinyl.
With a good turntable, you'll at times realise that the CD version of an older LP is actually of inferior quality due to the clipped dynamic headroom that many (though not all) music producers impose during digital mastering of CDs.
cdmasteringservices.com/dyn…htm

Older vinyl LPs have no such limitations, but to hear the difference you do need a decent turntable. Newer LPs tend to be cut from the CD production master to save on cost, so you won't hear a difference as such.

With turntables, as with any other type of audio equipment, you have a range in spec and price from the decidedly budgety Pr-Jects to the money-no-object Kronos turntable weighing in at a cool £30K - WhatHi fi calls it a 'hugely capable unit':

whathifi.com/kro…iew


Edited by: "hcc27" 16th Nov 2015
hcc27

Well said. You do need a decent turntable to get the best out of vinyl. … Well said. You do need a decent turntable to get the best out of vinyl. With a good turntable, you'll at times realise that the CD version of an older LP is actually of inferior quality due to the clipped dynamic headroom that many (though not all) music producers impose during digital mastering of CDs. http://www.cdmasteringservices.com/dynamicdeath.htmOlder vinyl LPs have no such limitations, but to hear the difference you do need a decent turntable. Newer LPs tend to be cut from the CD production master to save on cost, so you won't hear a difference as such.With turntables, as with any other type of audio equipment, you have a range in spec and price from the decidedly budgety Pr-Jects to the money-no-object Kronos turntable weighing in at a cool £30K - WhatHi fi calls it a 'hugely capable unit':http://www.whathifi.com/kronos/turntable/review



What hifi probably tried playing CDs on it.
My dad used to call the old dansette type players, 'coffee grinders' this is probably just as bad. However ideal for playing your old Des O'Connor, Max Bygraves, Liberace, Andy Stewart et al, records on.
Banned
Can I recommend The Klaxon BS9783 , its expensive at £456 plus VAT but delivers outstanding sound quality and has been endorsed by both Lady gaga and Justin Bieber . Its manufactured in China with German engineering blueprints however the flag on the box was designed in Britain as was a percentage of the recycled cardboard the box was made from
Seriously : I was always surprised nobody ever made a laser gadget that could track the groove of a vinyl instead of stylus. Less noise, no more wear, etc.
GuyFawk

Can I recommend The Klaxon BS9783 , its expensive at £456 plus VAT but … Can I recommend The Klaxon BS9783 , its expensive at £456 plus VAT but delivers outstanding sound quality and has been endorsed by both Lady gaga and Justin Bieber . Its manufactured in China with German engineering blueprints however the flag on the box was designed in Britain as was a percentage of the recycled cardboard the box was made from


Yes and when mounted on an isoplanar base and using an oxygen-free cartridge coil it delivers a warmer sound with wider stage.
LP shredder
ultrak3wl

Seriously : I was always surprised nobody ever made a laser gadget that … Seriously : I was always surprised nobody ever made a laser gadget that could track the groove of a vinyl instead of stylus. Less noise, no more wear, etc.



They did. Eg
elpj.com/
ultrak3wl

Yes and when mounted on an isoplanar base and using an oxygen-free … Yes and when mounted on an isoplanar base and using an oxygen-free cartridge coil it delivers a warmer sound with wider stage.


Yes. Even better than the original live performance. Better dynamics than the sound before it even reached the microphone that recorded it! Incredible feat for what is, in the final analysis, a very crude mechanical transducer.
manamanting

They did. Eghttp://elpj.com/



Thanks for that as I did not know. What I had in mind was a few quid off dx.com however, not €17,400 :O
dougledog396

My dad used to call the old dansette type players, 'coffee grinders' this … My dad used to call the old dansette type players, 'coffee grinders' this is probably just as bad. However ideal for playing your old Des O'Connor, Max Bygraves, Liberace, Andy Stewart et al, records on.


Have you been looking through my record collection? - joking aside I've been trawling my local charity shops for the absolutely worst "easy listening" LPs - mostly on "MfP" so this sounds absolutely ideal - if you want the true Scottish Working Class Hogmanay cannon, you have to add Lena Martell and Sidney (steak and kidney, "absolutely") Devine

Edited by: "ukhotdeals1" 21st Feb 2016
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