Good turntable for less than $200?

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  1. SteveSpoon

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    Need a decent turntable to dub my LP's onto my Nakamichi RX-505 deck (I know, I know, dinosaur stuff, but I still like it!!). What are your picks? I'm leaning towards a Technics, semi-automatic.

    Thanks a lot.

    Steve
     
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    Technics makes a couple tables in your price range. I've liked Technics turntables for a long time.
     
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    Music Hall mmf 2.1 can be found for around $250.

    mm 2.1
     
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    I have the Pro-Ject 1.2 turntable and I think it's just incredible. I don't play much vinyl any more, but when I do it is an absolute joy to hear it through this turntable, which is very affordable (about $300). The Pro-Ject line of turntables are designed in Austria and manufactured in the Czech Republic. BTW, the Czechs are justly renowned for their craftsmanship and this thing is of fantastic build quality. I highly recommend their turntables.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the info. I'll be checking out your recommendations. Does anybody know anything about the Thorens tables? Believe the new models are 170 and 190. Where are they made? I know the older ones were made in Germany and Switzerland, but was wondering where the new ones are made. Thanks again.

    Steve
     
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    Don't forget ebay. If you search for a local person selling you may get lucky. I would only by a TT on ebay if I can go see it first, but it is a great plaace to get more for your money if you get lucky.
     
  9. SteveSpoon

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    Ok, I'm finally getting it figured out what I really want [​IMG] ........I want a good, sound turntable. I want a good cartridge. I really like the idea of the direct patch cords to record to CD (I didn't know there was such a thing!!).

    Now, can you recommended something along these lines? Or, is there another website that deals exclusively with turntables that could help me figure out which model would best suit my needs? Thanks again.

    Steve
     

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