Turntables

Anyone good with turntables? Basically I bought my brother in law a Crosley turntable for Christmas (on his recommendation) and we spent the evening listening to some old vinyls and drink whisky, now I would really like one but I'm completely stumped by all the jargon.

Anyone have any good recommendations for a standalone deck, an amp (if needed) and speakers? I won't to avoid using built in speakers because they're pretty weak and my brother in law hooked it up to his home AVR which sounded great but unfortunately I don't have one anymore.

Thanks.

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I was gonna say some mk2 technics Sl1200s sl1210s, but just read they stopped making them 2010 so have gone expensive, cash generators used to have good deals on amps and speakers , but I've lost touch in recent years
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 25th Dec 2016

Richer sounds would be able to advise you on what set up. It all comes down to what your budget is.

richer sounds have the white project essential 2 down to £150 which is a great price for that particular turntable. you would need a hi-fi with a 'phono' input (basically a dedicated turntable input) else you would need a pre-amp ( a piece of kit to boost the signal up from phono to one that speakers can pick up)

whatyadoinsucka

I was gonna say some mk2 technics Sl1200s sl1210s, but just read they … I was gonna say some mk2 technics Sl1200s sl1210s, but just read they stopped making them 2010 so have gone expensive, cash generators used to have good deals on amps and speakers , but I've lost touch in recent years



1210s are being made again not cheap though

Did the vinyl sound a lot better than cds?

donaldduck2

Did the vinyl sound a lot better than cds?



As long as you can tolerate/ignore the surface noise and the odd "click", yes, the dynamic range is far higher than CD, which have to be compressed to fit the format.

It isnt a cheap hobby though, once you get bitten, The gateway drug when I was younger was the Dual CS505, but the Pro Ject Turntables fill that niche these days; there are models with built in phono stages, USB outputs and even Bluetooth outputs.
Prices for a serious turntable start (as mentioned), at around £150, and go up and up and up and up; that £17K Linn offer from a few days ago is peanuts compared to the REALLY expensive decks!!!

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Mainly I'll be collecting soundtrack vinyls, my budget is around £400 all in obversely I'm not expecting audiophile grade for that just average to good will be sufficient for the time being.
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