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Teac TN-300SE Analog Belt Drive Turntable with USB $149.95 + free shippingAmazon link for reference / reviews [amazon.com]
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Should I return the RT-81 from 2 weeks ago and get this instead?
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220v power input capable or 110v only?
The youtube review another user posted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J...=youtu.be) said it accepts 100v-240v. Of course the review also said it had really bad wow and flutter issues. Seemed like a pretty legit review, but also a very nitpicky audiophile. He plays samples of the issues, so give it a listen and see if it would bother you.
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I've been thinking for a long time if I'm going to buy a tt, been through a lot of audio shows, I won't be getting 10k speakers though but will I notice the sound difference between a CD and an LP when I will just use affordable speakers? Thaks
CD is going to give technically better quality as it is lossless. What's wrong in today's music is mp3. That brings some weird artifacts that you can hear with high end gear. LP is for fun of it and mechanical sound.
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I own a higher end turntable and bought a TN-300 to temporarily use while my main turntable was having some work done on it and I can say from first hand experience that if you upgrade the cartridge and use a decent external phono stage the TN-300 is a fantastic sounding turntable. It's a steal at $150 and performs way better than the price would imply. An entry level buyer will not be disappointed in this turntable.
I have this TT with an ortofon cart and I'm very happy with the setup.
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CD is going to give technically better quality as it is lossless. What's wrong in today's music is mp3. That brings some weird artifacts that you can hear with high end gear. LP is for fun of it and mechanical sound.
Literally could not be more incorrect.
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Literally could not be more incorrect.
Clarify please.
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CD is going to give technically better quality as it is lossless. What's wrong in today's music is mp3. That brings some weird artifacts that you can hear with high end gear. LP is for fun of it and mechanical sound.
I used to DJ professionally. Unfortunately, many vinyl records are simply transferred from a CD source and loses all the advantages of vinyl recordings (such as warmer bass). I would say vinyl records are just for show to impress people at a party. Playing MP3s/CDs are better and more convenient.
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I used to DJ professionally. Unfortunately, many vinyl records are simply transferred from a CD source and loses all the advantages of vinyl recordings (such as warmer bass). I would say vinyl records are just for show to impress people at a party. Playing MP3s/CDs are better and more convenient.
CD is by far the most accurate form. Mp3 are ultra convenient with cheap storage. But mp3s do create quality issues that are quite complex and show up only with high end systems. Also one needs to listen carefully. Hence for most purposes they suffice. But if one wants ultimate audiophile experience CD or the lossless audio such as flac is the way to go.
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Sounds like you don't have a clue, either, given that you haven't pointed to anything to back up your claims.
I own about 10 turntables, several higher end, including at Nakamichi TX-1000. How about you?
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I own about 10 turntables, several higher end, including at Nakamichi TX-1000. How about you?
I own one. That's not the point. My point was that you tried to justify your opinion with handwaving, not actually giving any reason why Audio Technica is not a good turntable brand. People are unlikely to take you seriously if you don't give details.
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Can you scratch on this?
dude!!! its a belt drive this is what youll find at most garbage sales or offing on cl for $10 bucks... haha i got one back in the early 90s to start out spinning and lemme tell ya.. belt drive is what you learn how to beat match not scratch... and in this day and age of technology all this stuff dont even matter anymore. get yourself a digital fling pad and thats it vinyl scratch dj is long goneeee. no more dmc competitions or vestax mixers to the rescue.. straight up done dead like hip hop.
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CD is going to give technically better quality as it is lossless. What's wrong in today's music is mp3. That brings some weird artifacts that you can hear with high end gear. LP is for fun of it and mechanical sound.
Technically, both CD audio and LPs are lossless (Lossless/lossy just refers to how something is compressed which neither are). LPs actually technically have a higher sample rate so can and do sound better in some ways than CDs. There is a legitimate reason why some audiophiles prefer turntables to CD players. CDs are obviously far more durable though and have a much better SNR.
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junk!!! belt driven puhlease!!! you can get some nice technics 1200 MK2 direct drive for around the same price. Why would anyone on earth buy a belt driven piece of junk for 150. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies2/nono.gif
You're thinking of it as a DJ turntable, which it is not. For just a listening session, belt driven turntables are superior to direct drive turntables. One is not inherently better or more expensive than the other. They're just different design methods for different purposes.
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I've been thinking for a long time if I'm going to buy a tt, been through a lot of audio shows, I won't be getting 10k speakers though but will I notice the sound difference between a CD and an LP when I will just use affordable speakers? Thaks
https://www.vox.com/2014/4/19/562...r-than-cds
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