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    Good morning hukd community. Has anyone any knowledge on vinyle players? Its a gift for my teenager andreading rewiews from most sites ate confusing ne. plz help

    Vinyl record player

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    Good morning hukd community. Has anyone any knowledge on vinyl players? … Good morning hukd community. Has anyone any knowledge on vinyl players? It's a gift for my teenager and reading reviews from most sites are confusing me. Please help


    Edited by: "bloooo" 12th Nov 2016

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    bloooo

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    That you bloooo for correcting spelling! Every time I corrected it, the whole text deleted!! You're a star!

    If theres a HMV near you then go there as theyve started selling vinyl players and records. Might be able to give you some advice infront of the machines.

    Ignore numbnuts reply above, maybe laughing but even they had to ask google to translate because their own minute brain couldnt.

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    Bigweapon07, You know something, I didn't even notice what the comedian's "actual" reply was saying. Just glad Sumbody could correct my 1 spelling mistake.
    Thanks for the advice too. I'll pop into city centre and go have chat!! Cheers for that!

    How old is he, and what does he want to do with it?

    Cheap players can be had for under £50, but for DJ'ing you will want to spend a lot more, and if he is getting into vinyl music, he will want a really good player - and they start at £200+ and go up to house prices!!

    Cheap player are that - very cheap, they dont sound that good, and there is no way to upgrade them, they also have cheap needles that damage the vinyl a lot more than more expensive equipment.

    DJ Players take only a small range of specialised cartridges, as they have to survive the record going backwards.

    "Music" vinyl players are upgradable, some dont come with any cartridge, so that also adds to the cost, they also usually need a special pre-amp to connect to an amplifier (the cheap ones have a cheap preamp built in).

    DJ players use direct drive electric motors - 99% of "Music" players use a rubber belt drive to minimise noise.

    Unless we are talking pre-teen, if it lists "Ceramic cartridge" walk away; this is the cheapest and nastiest crud you can get.

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    Gentle_giant Teenager is my 14 year old daughter.

    If you've got cash to slash the Project Elemental is £159 but you might get a discount on Richer Sound VIP (mailing list). As well as being a bit of a design statement it's also a very respectable player (just see the reviews or take my word for it, I have one).
    m.richersounds.com/

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    nickjholden

    If you've got cash to slash the Project Elemental is £159 but you might … If you've got cash to slash the Project Elemental is £159 but you might get a discount on Richer Sound VIP (mailing list). As well as being a bit of a design statement it's also a very respectable player (just see the reviews or take my word for it, I have one).http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/proj-elem-red


    Nice 1 nickjholden That's the price range I had in mind!

    michellemccrea2

    Bigweapon07, You know something, I didn't even notice what the comedian's … Bigweapon07, You know something, I didn't even notice what the comedian's "actual" reply was saying. Just glad Sumbody could correct my 1 spelling mistake.Thanks for the advice too. I'll pop into city centre and go have chat!! Cheers for that!


    One bit of advice.. dont buy a turntable from hmv, they will try sell you one but they're really poor. You're best bet is to go on what? hifi website and read their reviews and different price brackets. I have a Project Carbon but Rega make a lot of nice turntable

    bigweapon07

    If theres a HMV near you then go there as theyve started selling vinyl … If theres a HMV near you then go there as theyve started selling vinyl players and records. Might be able to give you some advice infront of the machines.Ignore numbnuts reply above, maybe laughing but even they had to ask google to translate because their own minute brain couldnt.


    WHOOOOSH! You really think they used google translate to decipher the ops gobbledegook? oO

    Anyway, Whats your budget op as they are not cheap for a half decent one (£200+). The cheap argos ones with speakers are awful.

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    bobb12

    One bit of advice.. dont buy a turntable from hmv, they will try sell you … One bit of advice.. dont buy a turntable from hmv, they will try sell you one but they're really poor. You're best bet is to go on what? hifi website and read their reviews and different price brackets. I have a Project Carbon but Rega make a lot of nice turntable


    michellemccrea2

    Nice 1 nickjholden That's the price range I had in mind!


    I assume you realise you also need speakers and an amplifier so add on another £150-£200 on top.

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    chocci

    WHOOOOSH! You really think they used google translate to decipher the ops … WHOOOOSH! You really think they used google translate to decipher the ops gobbledegook? oOAnyway, Whats your budget op as they are not cheap for a half decent one (£200+). The cheap argos ones with speakers are awful.


    £200 the top price chocci I want to pay! That should get me a half decent 1 shouldn't it?

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    michellemccrea2

    £200 the top price chocci I want to pay! That should get me a half decent … £200 the top price chocci I want to pay! That should get me a half decent 1 shouldn't it?


    Chicco those I have already! Music is the blood that pumps through this household and if its not loud, its not worth listening too!! Lol

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    You guys have been very helpful! I really appreciate everything x

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    Over The Knee

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    michellemccrea2

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    That was my recommendation, if you can stretch your budget slightly to about £250, which I think is worth doing.

    My main advice, however, is that - if possible - you audition any piece of hi-fi equipment in a proper hi-fi shop with proper auditioning and listening facilities. Take your favourite music along too. Few things in life have given me more joy. This way you will also, hopefully, end up buying hi-fi equipment that is suited to your home environment and particular listening rooms.

    Edit: And take your daughter along too. She will love it, I guarantee!

    Go to Richer Sounds with your fave' music and try them out.

    I recommend Richer Sounds. Genuinely helpful people who will underwhelmed budget and won't try to rip you off. Extremely helpful if you're inexperienced in the world of real audio!
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