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Considering Buying a Record Player
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6 September 2011
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If I purchase right now, my budget is around $100 but if I wait until Christmas it goes up to around $300. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the technical lingo, so I was wondering if you guys could give me any recommendations on what to look for, specific models, etc. 

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6 September 2011
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I have no idea. Sorry. If no one else can help here have a look at reviews posted by people who have bought them. Most online sites have customer reviews available and are very helpful when trying to figure out which one is right for you and if its any good, even if your not buying from there.

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6 September 2011
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I have a Sylvania, for what it's worth. It works well.

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7 September 2011
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I don't know how helpful this will be, but you can try:
http://www.needledoctor.com 

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7 September 2011
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Mrs. Taxman said:

I don't know how helpful this will be, but you can try:
http://www.needledoctor.com 

I clicked on the turntables section and the first thing I saw was the price $178,000 a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Just a little over my budget! 

 

But it has made me think it over a bit... it seems my budget isn't quite high enough. I think I'll save a little more and buy a quality record player. All those tempting vinyl sales will just have to wait a little longer. a-hard-days-night-paul-7


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9 September 2011
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If you're going to get a turntable/record player, first consider why you're getting one.

Is it to listen to songs that you already have in digital format?

Or will (is) the vinyl version be your only version?

In the latter case, you can easily get a turntable that will connect to a computer and convert the songs to a digital format. (I got one a few years back made by ION. Can't say if it's better or worse than what's out there.)

Also, are you interested in albums (33 revolutions per minute [rpm]), singles (45 rpm), or both?

 

You may want a simple feature that allows you to vary the speed of the turntable. (sometimes the speed is a little off, making the song a little fast or slow. A light goes on when the speed is just right.)

 

You might want to balance the weight of the arm. Ideally, the needle should just gently rest on the record.

That's all I can think of right now!

Ron

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