Seriously though, I just like turntables and have the space, loads of vinyl and nobody telling me I can’t. I tend to use my direct drive for uptempo music (rock, dance etc) and my belt drive for most other things.
I’m contemplating my second turntable. I’ll have one in the office but what will I use in the living room system?
But I know, that’s not what you mean at all. I think you are referring to the system pics where people clearly have two turntables side by side on the same system. Once person did mention that they like to play with different cartridges and it was too much of a pain with one turntable.
Not to mention, some have collections where one turntable is set up for RIAA, one for Columbia or DECCA equalisation. Or at least chosen to complement a phono stage that caters to one of those.
One for house and one for office (above garage) although that doesn’t explain why I have three - I will probably consolidate some day but it’s allowed me to directly compare different arms, carts and power supplies without any time pressure. Two decks are currently identical except for the cartridge so I’ll be comparing Adikt to Koil for a while.
I’ve seen people have more than one reel-to-reel and cassette decks, so I suppose it’s similar reasons. I’ve not seen anyone claim to have two CD players (yet), so I perhaps it’s also more down to nostalgia/design