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tinpanalley
post Nov 14 2011, 18:32
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Hello,
My old turntable might finally be dead. I'm wondering what to buy and have no idea so I thought you guys might be able to offer me some suggestions.

Here's some criteria and things I'm looking for...

- I only play jazz, pop vocalists, pop/rock records at home on my stereo system. This isn't for professional use at all.
- I do want the best my money can buy, which means I'm not someone who wants to "just listen to my records" either in any crappy quality. The turntable has to do its job well and in the best way possible (belt drive vs direct drive?)
- I capture my vinyl via a USB Phono Plus
- I just got an Ortofon Super OM10 and 78 I'd like to keep using.
- I would love it if it could be kept to as close to $100 as possible. Is that impossible? Also, is it going to last 25 years like this Pioneer PL300 has?
- Is it better to just get an older record player from a used or online shop?

Any guidance, advice, suggestions, etc would be really appreciated, guys. Thanks!
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tinpanalley
post Nov 14 2011, 22:36
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Wow... thanks so much for the awesome help. Great advice.
Is there any hope of fixing what I have wrong with mine?.. http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=91797

This record player is SO good and I simply don't have $300 bucks for a new one and I won't buy something that's crap. I'd rather hunt around for a used one. But I'm thinking now maybe this one can be fixed? Only started happening in the past 2 days.

(P.S. The replies about the defect should probably go in the other thread wink.gif )
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