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Post  Brad on Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:38 am

Mainly directed at Gunn but anyone with a collection could help.

I'm looking at a new turntable as my old one is too hard to find parts for and is pretty beaten up.
Looking at the technica 1200 series or possibly a Rega.

What do you guys have and If you know what are the advantages of buying secondhand over new?

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:09 am

Depends on how much you want to spend. Do you want to be able to record to mp3?

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Post  Brad on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:32 am

It's pretty easy to find vinyl rips so no not really.

It only needs to play 33s and 45s and I'd be looking at around $500 - $700

*edit* - After having a bit of a research, I'm partial to the Rega P1-P2 and the Pro-ject Debut III.
Reviews are few and far between and not very detailed.

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:39 am

There's heaps of options. You can get fully automatic ones from $200. It just depends on the quality you want.
I paid $350 for mine, which is a fairly basic SONY model.

I've read a lot about these - http://hunch.com/record-players/music-hall-mmf-5-1/2747504/
Vinyl enthusiasts seem to lean towards these models.

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Post  Brad on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:26 pm

Holy shit that site is awesome.

Exactly what I was looking for,
Cheers

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:36 pm

Yeah it's tops.

Buy me one too mate while you're at it.

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Post  wottagunn on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:27 am

So, you got many vinyls brad?

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Post  Brad on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 pm

Only a few (maybe 25ish) and mainly collectable, but I'm started to pick a few up to play.

Recently bought:


Also, I've decided to go with the Pro Ject Debut III Esprit

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Post  wottagunn on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:33 pm

Wish I could fork out that much for a record player. I probably should, seeing as ive paid more than twice as much for a single record than I did the player.

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Post  Brad on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:35 pm

Well the player is around $1000, But I'm mainly paying for the glass platter and upgraded cartridge.
The Debut III sits around the $500 mark and can be upgraded once the money for parts comes around.

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Post  wottagunn on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:37 pm

Nice.

The day I buy a new tv/sound system etc is when ill get a top-of-the-line LP player.

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Post  Brad on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:42 am

Yeah, I know the feeling.
I won't have the dosh to upgrade the system to match the player at this stage, maybe in a few months.

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Post  wottagunn on Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:55 pm

Brad, im after a record player that spins at 78 rpm. You know of any? This is the really old-school speed that has since been proven useless.

I just bought a 10" at 78 rpm and want to listen to it.

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Post  Brad on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:05 pm

The Project Debut (That I picked up) has an attachment for playing 78's.
I can only find UK prices and it seems to be around the 20 pound mark.

Also look into any old technics tables from the late 80's, mainly the 1200.
Should have no problems playing it.

*EDIT - also look at the SL-1200 which should play it but I can't find specifics, these players tend to be about $300 cheaper than the 1200's.

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Post  wottagunn on Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:51 am

I only want a cheap one. Like really cheap, just to listen to one vinyl.

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:16 am

So Brad, how is the Project Debut III?

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Post  Brad on Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:20 am

Worth it's money if you have the setup for it.

I scratched one of my vinyls when I first got it because stupidly I placed it on a table that wasn't solid.
I haven't yet got he glass platter for it though.

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:56 am

What ports does it have?

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:38 pm

Also Brad, where did you buy it from?

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Post  Brad on Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:21 pm

http://www.hifitrader.com.au/prod374.htm

They're in Newtown though, there was a store in Melbourne that stocked them but a quick search brings up little.

Here is the upgraded model with glass platter and upgraded cartridge.
http://www.hifitrader.com.au/prod750.htm

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Post  Brad on Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:31 pm

wottagunn wrote:What ports does it have?

When it comes to audio connections i really am a blonde.
Mine has the RCA audio outputs as well as an out usb port (the same as a printer cable).

I simply have the RCA cable from the turntable to the Amp, unfortunately this means it's too far away from the PC.

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Post  wottagunn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:01 pm

I don't know why im thinking of getting a new turntable, but I am.
I'm going overseas soon so I should really stop looking into this.

If I were to buy one now, it would be either the Music Hall MMF 5.1 or the Vestax Guber CM-02. Out of those Brad, which one seems best?

Also, I still can't play my 78 rpm record. My mate recommended that I record it with Audacity on 33 or 45 speed, and then increase the tempo the required amount.
You reckon that will work?

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Post  Brad on Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:38 pm

I was looking at the music hall also, it has favorable reviews.

No idea on the speed, you've got nothing to lose though

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Post  wottagunn on Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:47 pm

I've changed my preference; the Pro-Ject 1-xpression III looks very good. I may get this a little down the track, maybe a few months from now.


Brad, your turntable doesn't have automatic shutoff and tone arm return does it? What happens when you reach the end of the record? Does the needle just run through a continuous loop, or do you have to be ready and put the tonearm back on it's rest when the LP ends?

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Post  Brad on Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:57 am

Unfortunately no.

It's the one feature the Xpression has over my table. (all the other options can be added down the track)
I'm always there anyway, I find listening to a vinyl forces me to listen to the music as I have to interact more.

It's probably my favourite thing about vinyl.

I didn't think the Xpression has tone arm return, does it?

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