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Inexpensive equipment for ripping vinyl, Any hints for hunting through second-hand equipment?
Canar
post Nov 5 2009, 16:37
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I'm looking to get a turntable for ripping vinyl. I have no misconceptions that at a budget of under $100 I'm not going to get anything top-of-the-line, but I'm not too concerned about that. I just want some decent digital recordings of music that doesn't exist digitally. I'm quite into electronic music and a lot of releases are sadly vinyl-only.

My reflex was to look for a second-hand turntable. At the price-point I'm aiming for, I anticipate that I'll get better results out of decent second-hand equipment than out of anything new. I'm also more liable to come across some lovely bargain.

I intend to run flat-transfers and then EQ and post-process to eliminate as many of the inherent defects of vinyl as I can. I'll be hooking into my E-MU 0404 as soon as the people at the music shop succeed in getting it in.

I currently think I want a belt-drive table to isolate from motor noise. I'm also going to pay special attention to the cartridge.

Is my logic accurate here? When out there hunting for turntables, are there specific things I can look for that will help me get a better result? I'm aware the whole situation is quite a gamble, but I'm willing to take it just for the sheer fun of figuring it all out. If this hobby gets more serious, I'll probably end up with a more audiophile-grade table and/or proper DJ tables. This is just me taking my first steps.


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- Canar   Inexpensive equipment for ripping vinyl   Nov 5 2009, 16:37
- - 2Bdecided   Half the budget on a cartridge/stylus, and half on...   Nov 5 2009, 17:03
- - Axon   I'm mostly speaking here from collective wisdo...   Nov 5 2009, 17:25
- - cliveb   QUOTE (Canar @ Nov 5 2009, 15:37) I inten...   Nov 5 2009, 18:01
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE If you are very lucky, you might come across...   Nov 5 2009, 19:20
- - gottogo99   That AR turntable for $10 is "manual...   Nov 5 2009, 20:56
|- - DVDdoug   QUOTE (gottogo99 @ Nov 5 2009, 11:56) Tha...   Nov 5 2009, 21:09
- - gottogo99   I got a chuckle out of it. Seriously, an eBay Buy...   Nov 5 2009, 22:25
- - maggior   "fully manual"...that was pretty funny. ...   Nov 5 2009, 23:21
|- - cliveb   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Nov 5 2009, 18:20) I had...   Nov 6 2009, 09:50
- - MichaelW   FWIW, in the late '70s I was putting together ...   Nov 5 2009, 23:31
- - Canar   Thanks for the information, guys. I will keep this...   Nov 6 2009, 14:48
|- - botface   QUOTE (Canar @ Nov 6 2009, 14:48) Thanks ...   Nov 6 2009, 17:54
- - Cavaille   I have a used Grunding PS 3500. But please note th...   Nov 6 2009, 15:36
- - Speedskater   How do you deal with frequency response curve corr...   Nov 6 2009, 17:36
|- - Cavaille   QUOTE (Speedskater @ Nov 6 2009, 17:36) H...   Nov 6 2009, 19:07
- - gottogo99   For years I had an inexpensive Technics direct dri...   Nov 6 2009, 18:14
- - BassBinDevil   Cruise the thrift stores at least weekly, and watc...   Nov 16 2009, 08:30
- - RonaldDumsfeld   The easiest plan, if you are not over concerned ab...   Nov 16 2009, 21:41
|- - Canar   QUOTE (RonaldDumsfeld @ Nov 16 2009, 15:4...   Nov 16 2009, 23:22
|- - greynol   QUOTE (RonaldDumsfeld @ Nov 16 2009, 12:4...   Nov 16 2009, 23:30
- - RonaldDumsfeld   O.K. Fair play all round. hands up. I'm a n00b...   Nov 17 2009, 16:33
- - honestguv   In the UK a Thorens TD 160/165 will go for about G...   Nov 17 2009, 17:12
- - dodog   Given the level of respect vinyl gets around here,...   Nov 17 2009, 18:00
- - Canar   We're not anti-vinyl in the slightest. We simp...   Nov 17 2009, 22:23
- - dodog   No, my issue is that one person makes a point and ...   Nov 18 2009, 00:05
|- - Axon   QUOTE (dodog @ Nov 17 2009, 17:05) No, my...   Nov 18 2009, 01:41
- - Canar   Well dodog, thanks again for the recommendation. Y...   Nov 18 2009, 02:55
|- - dodog   QUOTE (Canar @ Nov 17 2009, 20:55) Well d...   Nov 18 2009, 03:32
- - Canar   Well, my father got me a JVC L-A31 for Christmas, ...   Dec 30 2009, 21:52
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 30 2009, 15:52) Well, ...   Dec 31 2009, 15:22
- - Canar   Turned input sensitivity to max, transferred flat,...   Dec 31 2009, 16:51
|- - Juha   QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 31 2009, 19:51) Turned...   Dec 31 2009, 20:03
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 31 2009, 10:51) Turned...   Dec 31 2009, 21:35
- - Axon   You're using the proper resistive/capacitive l...   Dec 31 2009, 22:20
|- - Juha   QUOTE (Axon @ Jan 1 2010, 00:20) You...   Jan 3 2010, 10:17
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Axon @ Dec 31 2009, 16:20) You...   Jan 4 2010, 13:54
- - Canar   Do you have a good reference I can check out to en...   Jan 2 2010, 06:05
|- - botface   QUOTE (Canar @ Jan 2 2010, 05:05) Do you ...   Jan 2 2010, 13:15
|- - Axon   QUOTE (Canar @ Jan 1 2010, 23:05) Do you ...   Jan 2 2010, 23:34
- - RobHolt   My suggestion here would be to splash out on a bet...   Jan 3 2010, 23:06
- - Canar   The cartridge/stylus it came with is a Shure N72EJ...   Jan 6 2010, 13:52
- - Canar   I'm not sure if it's R/C loading or what, ...   Jan 12 2010, 17:28
- - mixminus1   I'm in a similar situation as Canar - looking ...   Jan 26 2010, 16:14
- - gottogo99   My thoughts: 1) All P-mounts are the same trackin...   Jan 26 2010, 17:54
- - mixminus1   Thanks much, gottogo99. Yeah, I've started lo...   Jan 27 2010, 18:50


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