General Discussion: The Vinyl Thread


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diederik
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3272 posts since 16/8/11

31 Oct 2020 12:11
Got a Pro-Ject Carbon myself which is about at half your budget, but they also have higher end models (or you can later on decide to upgrade the element on the Carbon).
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

31 Oct 2020 12:49
I'll give that a look mate, thanks.
Seventyfour
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9272 posts since 6/10/05

31 Oct 2020 13:22
bertoni wrote: After years of thinking about it, I finally bagged a phono amp but need a decent turntable now (no dj). This new vinyl adventure will probably end up costing me my marriage but the itch needs to be scratched so whatever Smiling

Any suggestions for turntables around the 1000 quid mark?

And any of you looking to shift some vinyl to get me started? Eye-wink

Stay away from those mk7s not what your looking for made in Taiwan and quality is poor the gr is alot better and made in Japan but £1299

What is the rest of your system like? No point spunking a grand on a turntable if the rest of you gear isn't upto it.

I've been looking at building a system myself I have a dj set up but would like a turntable for the living room too. The Obvious choice would be a Rega p3 which is what I was looking at initially but I have read alot of good reviews for the funk firm gett too funk firm are run by the bloke who invented pink triangle which where amazing turntables back in the day. Another cheaper option I'm looking at is the new Project debut Carbon EVO whick comes in a load of nice colours and an Ortofon Red cart. In true fuk fashion I start with a budget of £1500 for a full set up but end up with ten grands worth of stuff in my cart Laughing out loud so I am trying to talk myself down to the cheaper stuff.

Rega £650 ish
https://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p-27529-rega-planar-3-elys-2-turntable.aspx

Funk Firm £600 ish
http://thefunkfirm.co.uk/shop/turntables/gett/

Project £450 ish
https://www.project-audio.com/en/product/debut-carbon-evo/
shralp-lad
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895 posts since 21/4/11

posted 31 Oct 2020 13:23, edited 31 Oct 2020 13:23
If its for hifi purposes then belt driven is definitely the way to go. However, no doubt the mk7 is a brilliant turntable.
Can't go wrong with an RP3 or pro-ject. I would personally go for the RP3, with an eye to upgrading the tone arm and motor later down the line

Edit:
with something from these guys: https://www.originlive.com/

The Funk ones look Cool

FUKenomics in full effect Ubercool
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

posted 31 Oct 2020 14:01, edited 31 Oct 2020 14:01
Yeah I feel at home among my fellow fukspenders Smiling

I have Penaudio Rebel 2 and Chara speakers. Had them for ten years or so.
Everything else is Sonneteer: Alabaster amp, Byron CD player and i’ve just bagged a Sedley phono amp off eBay.
All sat on a Finite Elemente Spider rack, again bought years ago before the bairns knocked all my music listening energy out of me. Just need a turntable now.
Highly recommend Sonneteer by the way. UK made and amazing gear.

Yeah I think it will be a belt drive turntable. Rega p3 or p6 if I can find one second hand.
diederik
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3272 posts since 16/8/11

31 Oct 2020 14:08
bertoni wrote: And any of you looking to shift some vinyl to get me started? Eye-wink

Discogs Cool
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

31 Oct 2020 14:11
Yeah I think discogs will seal my fate.
discobobulated
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941 posts since 21/4/10

posted 31 Oct 2020 14:38, edited 31 Oct 2020 14:38
Get a second hand Linn Sondek. Or a Klimax if you want divorced.
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

31 Oct 2020 15:38
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Had thought about a Linn but i'd have to sell a few Mccoy's jackets for that and couldn't part with those…..the missus on the other hand….
alchemist
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399 posts since 27/2/07

posted 31 Oct 2020 16:00, edited 31 Oct 2020 16:00
Seventyfour wrote:
bertoni wrote: After years of thinking about it, I finally bagged a phono amp but need a decent turntable now (no dj). This new vinyl adventure will probably end up costing me my marriage but the itch needs to be scratched so whatever Smiling

Any suggestions for turntables around the 1000 quid mark?

And any of you looking to shift some vinyl to get me started? Eye-wink

Stay away from those mk7s not what your looking for made in Taiwan and quality is poor the gr is alot better and made in Japan but £1299

I disagree, bought a pair on release and they are perfect for home use
Seventyfour
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9272 posts since 6/10/05

31 Oct 2020 17:04
alchemist wrote:
Seventyfour wrote:
bertoni wrote: After years of thinking about it, I finally bagged a phono amp but need a decent turntable now (no dj). This new vinyl adventure will probably end up costing me my marriage but the itch needs to be scratched so whatever Smiling

Any suggestions for turntables around the 1000 quid mark?

And any of you looking to shift some vinyl to get me started? Eye-wink

Stay away from those mk7s not what your looking for made in Taiwan and quality is poor the gr is alot better and made in Japan but £1299

I disagree, bought a pair on release and they are perfect for home use

Hey he wants it for home listening where sound quality is paramount so definitely not what he needs!
As for mixing, I'm not knocking them, no doubt they are better than the super oem stuff, I nearly bought a pair myself, but the build quality is not as good as the originals, made in Taiwan vs made in Japan, just push the pop up light Sad
The gr's on the other hand are fantastic quality and a good step up from the og's but obviously they are expensive.
Seventyfour
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9272 posts since 6/10/05

1 Nov 2020 08:44
Made in Malaysia not Taiwan [face-palm]
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

1 Nov 2020 12:42
Ok so the budget looks fragile….surprise surprise ffs Smiling

Anyone tried the VPI Scout or the Clearaudio Concept?
Hello World
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12151 posts since 7/3/05

1 Nov 2020 14:41
So many variables in vinyl, just start with a decent project turntable and enjoy the music.

Something like a RPM 5 or above or X2 or above.

After that its never ending cash, and a bad pressing just wrecks it all anyway.



stoney
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17674 posts since 22/1/05

1 Nov 2020 15:41
My nan had a garage full she was going to skip. Her and my late grandad used to own a butchers shop. The manor the market used to swap a new long player for a joint of meat. Turn out there is a load of rare stuff (a long with a lid of tat) CSB. Sold all my house collection and indie stuff a few years ago. Been buying og Beatles, Led Zep, Pink Floyd etc of late. Got a crap player with a built in speaker. Need to upgrade.
hank
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106 posts since 1/2/06

1 Nov 2020 18:01
bertoni wrote: Anyone tried the VPI Scout or the Clearaudio Concept?
haven't tried the concept but i have a clearaudio emotion se and absolutely love it, looks stunning as well.
Seventyfour
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9272 posts since 6/10/05

1 Nov 2020 20:50
If you're uping the budget the funk firm LSD is supposed to be excellent
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

2 Nov 2020 14:30
Seems like that deck is a bit difficult to set up. I have no idea what i'm doing so plug and play is what i'm after.
Seventyfour
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9272 posts since 6/10/05

2 Nov 2020 15:30
Your local dealer should set it up for you.
Plug and play get the best rega you can.
bertoni
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1434 posts since 29/9/11

2 Nov 2020 17:18
I'm in France and there are no local VPI or Clearaudio dealers near me. Rega does sound like the simplest choice. Hesitating between a Planar 3 and a 6. The 3 will enable me to get started quicker and I can always add the PSU unit later and try various cartridges. Would prefer a higher end 6 or VPI Scout though…..