Entertainment & Music Record player

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  1. Momentum

    Momentum Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone recommend a decent record player?
    I found my vinyl collection and would like to play some of them.
    There doesn't seem to be any online with good reviews.
     
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    Grab a 2nd hand Harmon Kardon, replace the needle.
     
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    Make sure you leave it on at night so your kids can learn words
     
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    Linn Sondek

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    It comes down to how much you want to spend as well as features. Most high end turntables are fully manual, meaning when the stylus/tone arm gets to the end of the record, it just sits there and you need to manually lift off, and to change speed, often requires changing the belt vs automatic / semi automatic turntables.

    Some recommendations would be:
    - Audio Technica have a good range with various price points, even cheaper ones are OK.
    - Pro-ject have a wide range of manual turntables.
    - Rega Planar pretty much a flag bearer for high sound quality turntables.

    Yes, Linn Sondek is great but current version is about $18k.
     
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    Ha ha :p
    Same model, he's not giving his up until it dies (or he does)
     
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    How much are you willing to pay?
     
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    You're in Melbourne? There would be lots of shops that sell reconditioned record players. I bought mine from a shop in Sydney about 5 years ago. Turntable + amp + speakers was about $1,500. It's a 70s vintage.
     
  11. The Y-man

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    Plenty of shops selling brand new - aimed at a different market these days though :)

    You searched for turntables - DJ City
    turntable Search Results

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    The Melbourne Hi-Fi Show is on this coming weekend.... leave your credit card at home. I treated myself to a "proper hifi" last year, I budgeted $2k for a turntable, amp and a pair of speakers. I ended up ploughing nearly $8k into it instead (not meant as a brag - just that it is a rabbit hole!!). But man, what a sound! I'm super stoked with my setup.
     
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    Tick

    Tick

    Tick, $2k/speaker

    Next you'll head out and buy a bike forking out twice as much again. :oops:
     
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    @Scott No Mates Most of my push bikes have cost me more than most of my cars... :oops:
     
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    I didn't realise that Bentley had a hand finished carbon frame with all of the whistles and bells.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I don't want to spend much, someone said to have a look at Jaycar and I found these 2 models. I think I'll get the one that can record.

    $100
    Turntable Stereo Hi Fi with CD player | Jaycar Electronics
    Features:
    - CD Player & USB Port
    - Bluetooth® Streaming
    - AM/FM Radio


    $250
    Turntable with CD Player & USB/SD | Jaycar Electronics
    Features:
    - USB/SD Playback & Recording
    - CD, Bluetooth® & FM Radio
    - RCA Line Output
    - 3.5mm Aux Input & Output
    - Includes Infrared Remote
    - 33/45 Speed Selection
    - Premium Audio Technica Ruby Stylus
    - Belt Drive Pitch Adjustment
     
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    dont expect too much for $99.00
    i've payed that for my stylus alone.
    do your ears a favour.
    as mentioned you could try for a better model secondhand,
    or check these out.......Turntables
     
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