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I'm going to buy a record player...................

Discussion in 'General' started by prefuse, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been listening to vinyl for a long time but I'm looking to buy a decent quality & reasonably priced turntable. Recommendations please.
     
  2. nonemoreblack

    nonemoreblack New Member

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    The one here for €179 here is apparently very good. I wouldn't bother with any of those crappy USB ones you get in Maplin etc. Otherwise adverts.ie can be good for the odd 2nd hand bargain. That's where I got mine.
     
  3. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    lemonbravo Active Member

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    pavlos Well-Known Member Supporter

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    On a related note (sorry for the thread hijack), I was going to pick up one of these amplifiers - for to go with a pro-ject turntable, like

    http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Yamaha-A-S500/

    Any use? Or any similarly priced alternatives?

    Cheers
     
  6. lemonbravo

    lemonbravo Active Member

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    Don't know much about current hifi amps.
    I like old Adcom amps, you can pick up a used 535 on ebay for less than €200 and they sound really really good.
     
  7. Benny Cake

    Benny Cake Well-Known Member

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    I would second this recommendation (the price on this has come down a lot too), being the owner of one. Very very nice for the price.
    The Rega RP 1 is also a nice option for the price, maybe a bit more. Sleeker design.

    Yahama amp? Mmm, wouldn't have thought it.
     
  8. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

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    I got one. Not the most expensive, a stage line DJP 104USB. It has the USB connection but I'm using the stereo phono into the stereo and four speakers in the room. I haven't really listened to vinyl in over 10 years so I bought two of my favourite albums, Steely Dan - Aja (back to black 180g) & Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of summer lawns (speaker's corner 180g). Both sound really good. After reading so much pro vinyl stuff on line I was expecting to be blown away, disown my CD's, but I wasn't.
    I'll still be buying CD's primarily and the odd bit of vinyl ( I have a small list)
     
  9. east hastings

    east hastings Well-Known Member

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    I've a turntable that i dont use very often i could give you for €50. I bought the pair for €100, it has one of those RCA style outputs. Its like this except cleaner and has a cover:

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  10. east hastings

    east hastings Well-Known Member

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    Sorry didn't see your post about buying one till now
     
  11. GARYXKNIFEDX

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

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    On a slightly related note,anyone see any tape players around for cheap?
    I'm talking really cheap charity shop kinda cheap.
     
  12. GARYXKNIFEDX

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

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    Now to start scraping money together.
     
  13. Shaney?

    Shaney? Well-Known Member Supporter

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    don't get the €32 one in sony centre - mono headphones jack
     
  14. Shaney?

    Shaney? Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Did you get a copy of Hissing with the embossed sleeve?

    I recently bought the Dark Side of the Moon vinyl reissue and the 20th anniversary cd definitely sounds better on my set up. Most albums I have on vinyl i dont have on cd too so i wont have to do too many of these comparisons. i have a decent enough project turntable and decent enough speakers.
     
  15. Benny Cake

    Benny Cake Well-Known Member

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    With the greatest respect, you get what you pay for. You're not going to have your mind blown with a 120 euro turntable.
     
  16. sleepy

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    I'm going to hi jack this thread. I'm half thinking of taking the plunge and buying a vinyls player for playing vinyls. Can any of ye recommend a decent player for less than €200?

    (Yes, I'm aware I said vinyls. Twice. And that it's an appaling word.)
     
  17. GARYXKNIFEDX

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

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    Please don't buy a vinyls player. A record player would do the job.
     
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    ann post Well-Known Member

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    bhínils.
     
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  19. sleepy

    sleepy Well-Known Member

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    Grand, what records player should I get?
     
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