Upgrade my old technics turntable or buy a new one $600 or less.

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Jesse Sharrow, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

    Jul 11, 2003
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    I just realized the integrated amp I may be getting doesnt have a phono in.... so now I need a preamp for that. But anyways. I have an old technics turntable. To be honest I dont know the model number, but I am gonna say it was purchased in the 80's. My uncle gave it to me. We here is my question, would it be more worth it to put about $400-$500 worth of upgrades into this guy and keep it? Or just buy a new $400-$500 turntable? Also what is a good place to upgrade it, what should I upgrade, and what do I look for?

    Thanks again for the help.

  2. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

    May 8, 2001
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    hey jesse -

    do a search on "turntable" in this forum ... you'll get a ton of hits. a lot of them are the recommend-me-a-turntable type thread.

    for starters, here's a pretty good recent one.


    without knowing more details on your current rig, it's hard to say if it's worth keeping. but i suspect if you're willing to spend $500, then a new(er) turntable may be a better option.

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