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LP Gear does have Stylus upgrade kit for LP60. It include one stylus( elliptical diamond) and 1 belt. However I don't see why belt upgrade can have impact on sound quality. But a good stylus seems a good way to try - if you like your LP60
BTW If u are someone like the #55 mentioned ( spend $20-30 fora single LP) - Get better TT for better sound quality.. However if you got your record at swap meet / garage sale or from your grandpa for free- a basic turntable that's all you need now.
You can replace a worn out stylus with another one made for LP60 but you can't put any of the real upgraded cartridges that really improve the sound. You can't duct tape a 2M Blue on there, it just won't work.

A replaceable cartridge is at the top of the check list for a good turntable.
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Does this push enough power to have decent sound on the klipsch R-51m or would it have to go through a receiver first? Or, go to powered speakers?
You're going to need an amp in the mix. Either a receiver or powered speakers. You need the turntable - preamp - amp - speakers. The Teac has the first two covered with the preamp built in. The R-51M's need power to drive them no matter what you want to play thru them.
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I ope Teac is better at desining and buliding turntlables than th are at puttang informaiton on their onw webstie:

"Including a built-in, switchable phono pream, the TN-350 will easily connect to virtually any receiver or amplifier. Use the Phono level out for a Phono-equipped receiver or swtich in teh hgih perferomance EQ circuit for a true line-leve output."

If yuo dont blieve me:

http://audio.teac.com/product/tn-350/
I don't see anything wrong with the description. What did you not understand? It's saying you can use the phono amp that's built into the turntable or you can bypass the internal phono amp and send the signal to an external phono amp. I do the latter for better sound quality.
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I don't see anything wrong with the description. What did you not understand? It's saying you can use the phono amp that's built into the turntable or you can bypass the internal phono amp and send the signal to an external phono amp. I do the latter for better sound quality.
Better question is what did YOU not understand.... I would "spell it out for you" but thanks to Teac's site I see spelling is optional.
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You can replace a worn out stylus with another one made for LP60 but you can't put any of the real upgraded cartridges that really improve the sound. You can't duct tape a 2M Blue on there, it just won't work.

A replaceable cartridge is at the top of the check list for a good turntable.
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You can replace a worn out stylus with another one made for LP60 but you can't put any of the real upgraded cartridges that really improve the sound. You can't duct tape a 2M Blue on there, it just won't work.

A replaceable cartridge is at the top of the check list for a good turntable.
IMO A budget turntable doesn't means it's a bad turntable. Sure you have to lower your standard if you compared with full function turntable. However you can see positive review everywhere( Best buy, Amazon.. Even the What HI fi magazine rate Audio Technica LP 60 as 4 stars). So you know it still get the job done as an budget TT. Audio Technica is in the turntable business for a long long time ( way longer than TEAC)- they do know the basic requirement for a turntable. And I do respect people who bought those TT for their own reason- Maybe because the size ,color or plug N play... )
A Stylus upgrade is definitely an option. Specially you consider the price for a budget turntable. Even the audiophile consider stylus upgrade as an option -that's why Jico SAS stylus still have a lot of demands even it is very pricey, For LP60, basically you are replacing 0.6mm conical to elliptical diamond with .0003 x .0007 for only $39,( We might not find a lot of options for cartridge in the price range and consider the TT is only about $79-$99),
lp60 might not a great full function turntable, But I think it get the job done and earn a lot of happy customers
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Since that one doesn't have a Red I have to wonder if you meant this:
https://www.fluance.com/rt83t-ref...lack-gloss [fluance.com]
I was trying to keep it close in price. That one has a Ortofon OM10, which is a very good cartridge.
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I was trying to keep it close in price. That one has a Ortofon OM10, which is a very good cartridge.
Indeed it is. Just checking if you linked to the wrong thing by mistake.

I'd argue that the RT83 is worth the extra $70 over a TN350 plus a Red cartridge. Figure $280-ish for the Teac/Red (plus your time and effort to swap out cartidges) vs $350 for the RT83 already sporting a Red, and the Fluance has a servo controlled motor. And when in stock you can get the RT83 a walnut finish that looks particularly nice (presently only black is available). The good news/bad news is the Fluance has no built-in phono amp, so you need to get an outboard phono amp or a receiver/preamp that has a phono input.

But again if relatively "serious" listening is not intended this Teac is definitely more than adequate.
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Which is better...this, or the teac tn-300 which is similar in price and has many positive reviews?
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Audio Technica is in the turntable business for a long long time ( way longer than TEAC)
Are you sure? A friend's dad had a Teac turntable in the late 70's (only reason I noticed at the time was because my own dad had a Teac cassette deck), don't know if it was relatively new at the time or "old" even then. So whether or not AT has been making turntables longer I think it's fair to say that any company that was producing turntables 40+ years ago doesn't really lose out to a company that was making turntables 50+ years ago, it's all academic at that point.
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Which is better...this, or the teac tn-300 which is similar in price and has many positive reviews?
If I'm not mistaken the only difference between the 300 and the 350 is the shape of the tone arm. The 300's is straight. Which is better, straight or S? People have been arguing about this for decades. Take your pick, basically.
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If I'm not mistaken the only difference between the 300 and the 350 is the shape of the tone arm. The 300's is straight. Which is better, straight or S? People have been arguing about this for decades. Take your pick, basically.
I was only wondering because if that's the only difference, the actual list price of this is higher than the 300 and that one also has many reviews which seem decent and this has just a few. But from all the comments I read on here this seems like a more than adequate tt for my needs.
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IMO A budget turntable doesn't means it's a bad turntable. Sure you have to lower your standard if you compared with full function turntable. However you can see positive review everywhere( Best buy, Amazon.. Even the What HI fi magazine rate Audio Technica LP 60 as 4 stars). So you know it still get the job done as an budget TT. Audio Technica is in the turntable business for a long long time ( way longer than TEAC)- they do know the basic requirement for a turntable. And I do respect people who bought those TT for their own reason- Maybe because the size ,color or plug N play... )
A Stylus upgrade is definitely an option. Specially you consider the price for a budget turntable. Even the audiophile consider stylus upgrade as an option -that's why Jico SAS stylus still have a lot of demands even it is very pricey, For LP60, basically you are replacing 0.6mm conical to elliptical diamond with .0003 x .0007 for only $39,( We might not find a lot of options for cartridge in the price range and consider the TT is only about $79-$99),
lp60 might not a great full function turntable, But I think it get the job done and earn a lot of happy customers
People can and should buy whichever turntable they think is best for their budget and intended use. The LP60 will get the job done, but it has some serious limitations that anyone, beyond casual listeners, will run into pretty quickly. Whether people care or not is their business but they should be aware of the differences.

Playing a record is a very delicate operation. You're basically trying to get a microscopic needle to ride in a microscopic groove, straight and with the right pressure. We're talking fractions of grams. If anything is off, it effects the sound. The Teac has the features that let you dial in the sound. The LP60 doesn't.

If you want to debate the best turntable under $100, the LP60 is a strong contender. If you want to compare it to the Teac they're not even the same thing.
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I was only wondering because if that's the only difference, the actual list price of this is higher than the 300 and that one also has many reviews which seem decent and this has just a few. But from all the comments I read on here this seems like a more than adequate tt for my needs.
FWIW the TN350 was released later than the TN300, in the fall of 2017, along with the TN300SE. These both have different finishes than the TN300, a black they call both "satin" and "matte" depending upon where you read (they both have the same "MB" suffix in their model numbers) and walnut (with a "WA" suffix). The TN350 shares a silver colored platter and hardware (tone arm and mechanism, controls) with the TN300 but the TN300SE has a black platter and hardware.

Short version is different finishes and much later release means a higher price. Otherwise, AFAIK, they are all mechanically identical except for the tone arms on the 350's are "S" shaped.
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Better question is what did YOU not understand.... I would "spell it out for you" but thanks to Teac's site I see spelling is optional.
Ok, I thought you were having issues with your keyboard since you had typos throughout your post.
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People hate the ATLP60 for a plethora of reasons from its cheap plastic construction, non changeable cartridges, uninspired design, lack of a counterweight.... the LP60 is a toy, the Teac is a piece of audio equipment.

If you want to get the best sound out of your records the Teac is the hands down winner.
I was with you when you said the LP60 was inferior for quite a few reasons. Everyone has their own budget to consider though, and sub-$100 is within impulse territory for a lot of people while $150 or $200+ starts to feel like a lot. The LP60 is tons better than the cheap no-name turntables a lot of people buy to scratch up their dad's records.

But saying Teac is "hands down" the winner, as if they only make one model and nothing else compares, is an asinine generalization. A-T, for example, makes some great turntables that are far and away better than the LP60, and there are quite a few other excellent and even better models from other brands.
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