Suggestions for turntables?

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  1. Yohan Pamudji

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    I'm looking into getting a turntable for a friend who has quite a few records but has had to rely on other people's turntables to play them. I have absolutely no knowledge about turntables. Can anybody suggest some good models to look into or at least a good site to start my research? It doesn't need to be anything fancy, and I think the only real requirement is a continuously variable speed adjuster (using my own terminology here, don't know what to call it). An all-in-one, simple, decent-sounding turntable package is what I'm looking for. Thanks!
     
  2. Bill Will

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    What price range is he looking in? My pick would be one of the top Technics DJ Tunrtables. They sell for around $500 You might want to check www.audioreview.com for owner's reports on turntables.
     
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    If he's not a DJ that $500 would be much better spent on a Rega Planar 2. It's a better Hi-Fi turntable. However, it doesn't have the pitch adjustment that you're looking for. I would recommend Technics' current entry level table. Look at J&R and elsewhere, it should be easy to find.
     
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    I agree look at the Technics line & consider if you really need that pitch control that's the only reason why I sugested the Technics DJ models.
     
  5. Yohan Pamudji

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    Here's the kind of turntable I would consider, both in terms of price and features:
    RA-6 speed turntable
    This model has the 3 standard speeds plus a few others and variable pitch control. This is the kind of simplicity and functionality that I'm looking for. Any suggestions similar to this model?
     
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    J&R's website shows the Sony PS-LX250H for $99, though it might be lower than that. This looks similar to the one you pointed out. The next Sony model is the PS-LX350H which is $199 or less at J&R but listed as temporarily out of stock. The cheaper of the two is automatic, the other is manual.
     
  7. Yohan Pamudji

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    Wow! That Sony player is really cheap and would make an excellent entry-level player, except that it doesn't have 78rpm. At $99 and no phono preamp needed, I might just pick up one of those for myself just for the heck of it.
     
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    That RA-6 looks nice!
     
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    you can buy a great used B & O for ~$150
     

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