Cos then there will be a reason to buy some LPs
Oh there are plenty of happy question list
- Budget is $2,000 (phono+turntable)
- No I don’t play singles
- Ok to have PSU
- I don’t have any preference yet about plug and play and need for regular services
- I don’t have any preference yet
- robust table
Thank you for your generous considerations
- I want to experience analogue source.
Life is short and I want to savor all interesting things.
- I think I could be more focused with LP listening than streaming
For pre-1990 music, as a general rule of thumb, I recommend you buy near mint from discogs instead of buying modern reissues. Original releases are always more engaging in my experience. Unless of course they are mega bucks then no choice but to buy new. Enjoy!!
I heard about it
I thought It’s very interesting that modern reissue is less engaging
Maybe Old LP factory has more sincere heart than thesedays
You can read the thread « budget vinyl « , still running. It’s relatively the same wish as the one from @Pete_the_painter .
If you want brand new, then Rega P3/Exakt + Neo PSU + Fono MM should be somewhere between $1,500 and $2,000 so worth an audition. Personally, I’d save up for a second hand Majik LP12 provided there’s a reputable Linn dealer within range, which could be tricky in many parts of the US.
Ok - I hope you enjoy the experience! Look out for recent jazz reissues - like Blue Note - which are all analogue and sound excellent. In the U.K., there are many second hand classical LPs that are in mint condition and not at all expensive, but I don’t know if the situation is the same in the US.
I don’t really know. For analogue recordings, the master tapes will have aged another 30+ years so perhaps they’re just not getting as much music from them. Plus, sometimes they are cheapskates and instead of going back to the original tapes, they just use a digital copy that was made for CD/streaming.
There is a very similar thread about budget turntables from someone with a similar budget .
He does have some LPs to start with , my advice is for a Technic SL1500 , your Harbeths are ultra revealing , anything too cheap will be shown up ruthlessly
This is the one:
Thank you for your advice!
Majik LP12 is just in to my new dreamy wish list
Actually I’m in South Korea
There are several cool things but it’s quite much expensive than UK or US
Oh I know, It’s kinda booby trap!
Harbeths is like young-posh-sensitive woman
I will check SL1500
The recent Technics players are very robust and will last a lifetime.
I have owned Linn and Rega but are very impressed by the quality and performance of these direct drive turntables.
Plenty of reviews and test around.
There’s a number of new decks along with choice of color.
A good TT with your Nait would be very good BUT do you have a dealer who could demonstrate some options. In my experience at your price level I would think a Rega p3 would be just the job but Project would be another option.