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LF: A recommendation on 3-speed turntables under $150-200

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Anybody? I'm looking at this, cheap as it is: http://www.amazon.com/Jensen-3-Speed-Stereo-Turntable-Radio/dp/B000UVKE2I I can't find any overtly negative reviews, but I can't help but think there's probably more out there. MP3 conversion is not a priority; in fact I'd almost prefer one without this function, but it seems to be practically standard on the cheaper models.

Any input would be appreciated!

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Why not look for older turntables? A Dual 1009, Elac Miracord or similar can be found on Craigslist or ebay for under your price range.

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Thanks.

I have no problem buying second-hand either, I would just be interested to hear some good brand names.

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Thanks.

I have no problem buying second-hand either, I would just be interested to hear some good brand names.

Some good brand names? How about Colgate-Palmolive, Amana, Lego, Nehi, Hushpuppies, Dentyne, Rolls Royce..... Why, I could go on and on! :smirk:

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If you can restore by yourself the few basic functions of a TT, suspensions, speed and the arm's play, you could buy every TT: Thorens, Dual, Lenco, etc.

Edited by porcy62

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But does a Dentyne play 78s?

Yes, but the music becomes less flavourful after a couple of plays.

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Finding a new one that plays 78s, and with the right cartridge/needle, does strike me as a bit of a challenge.

gregmo

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Finding a new one that plays 78s, and with the right cartridge/needle, does strike me as a bit of a challenge.

gregmo

You can buy cartridges that have interchangeable styli.

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Finding a new one that plays 78s, and with the right cartridge/needle, does strike me as a bit of a challenge.

gregmo

You can buy cartridges that have interchangeable styli.

These are excellent quality: http://www.stantondj.com/v2/cartridge/facts_playback.php

Interesting. Thanks for the link!

gregmo

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Thanks for starting this thread. I'm looking for a 78 player to add to my system also. I was contemplating a Garrard that Whistlin' Willie's (great 78 store BTW) in Pittsburgh had but don't know enough about all this yet. Thanks for the links.

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Ortofon

Try the Ortofon OM 5E MM with interchangeable stylii

Edited by Clunky

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