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Audiophile Turntable Newbie - What to buy as a gift?, [moved from Audio Hardware]
post Jun 15 2012, 19:11
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Hi there all!

I am glad to have discovered this forum. I am a newbie at the audiophile game and want to buy my super audiophile boyfriend a turntable as a gift. I have done some initial research and have found brands such as Pro-Ject, Rega, and Pyle. I am not familiar with turntables and audio systems at all and want to make sure I am buying the right thing. I am looking for something with great sound quality (of course) and up to date technical capabilities - meaning I want him to be able to connect to his computer via USB and be able to hook up the turntable to his home audio system. I am having trouble understanding pre-amps etc. I also want it to be able to play all types of records - 78, 35, 45 etc. and my budget maxes at 400-450 US dollars. Please help - I need to be educated but dont want him to be underwhelmed when he opens the gift!

thank you all so much in advance. i really appreciate it.
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post Jun 16 2012, 14:08
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recommended resources for Technics turntable fanatics:
Origin Live OL1 tonearm

Rega RB250 tonearm

Trans-Fi Terminator T3 Pro, linear tracking air-bearing tonearm.
- If you love ripping this is the ultimate upgrade.
- A video showing a T3 on an SL-1200 Mk-2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpT2x8fSwBo&feature=relmfu

kabusa.com Technics modifications

thefunkfirm.co.uk Technics modifications

soundhifi.com Technics modifications
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