Danno1 wrote:tourist504 wrote:cotis wrote:finally taking the plunge and buying a turntable... not looking for anything crazy. medium, consumer level should be fine. hoping to connect it through my Sonos.
I grabbed one of these a few months ago and have been very pleased. Also reasonably good built-in pre-amp you can turn on or off (if you have your own). My go-to is still an old Technics SL-Q202 direct drive, but the Teac is a well-performing "show" piece for the price.
Many years ago, like around 1982 I paid $300 for a new technics turntable. $300 was some major jack back then to a 13 year old kid. Believe it or not it was tossed in the garbage while I was in the service and my dad moved. No idea what model # or anything but I have often thought what that thing could be worth now a days.
And that price did not include the needle, that was like another $125.
Yeah, my Technics was purchased in the early '80's by my uncle. He passed it on to me a few years ago and it runs like a champ (needs a new dust cover, but show me a TT that old that doesn't. The quality of those old decks is more apparent now than ever before.