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Vinyl records are for mainstream conformists. Real music lovers use wax cylinders.
Right on, brother.
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I would actually prefer some automatic functions as well, mostly because I can imagine putting a record on and then falling asleep, but that's a minor quibble. This seems like a great deal--a big selling point for me is that this is a 3-speed. Hard to find good-quality intro level turntables around this price point that are 3-speed.
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I did!! It's hard to thwart the combined efforts of a 6, 4 and 2 year old.
Padlock or a paddle? bounce
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I would actually prefer some automatic functions as well, mostly because I can imagine putting a record on and then falling asleep, but that's a minor quibble. This seems like a great deal--a big selling point for me is that this is a 3-speed. Hard to find good-quality intro level turntables around this price point that are 3-speed.
The automatic feature is the flavor of the month for audio snobs because most TTs don't have them now, so they can talk about how great their vintage gear is compared to anything on the market now. Honestly, you can get away with falling asleep with a stylus under $100 because on the off chance it gets ruined it is cheap enough to replace.

It's hardly a make or break feature for most other wise turntables would still have the feature.

Get something with a good stylus/cartridge and you will likely be happy regardless of features.
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The automatic feature is the flavor of the month for audio snobs because most TTs don't have them now, so they can talk about how great their vintage gear is compared to anything on the market now. Honestly, you can get away with falling asleep with a stylus under $100 because on the off chance it gets ruined it is cheap enough to replace.

It's hardly a make or break feature for most other wise turntables would still have the feature.

Get something with a good stylus/cartridge and you will likely be happy regardless of features.
I agree, which is why I just bought one! One small difference, though, now that I think about it, is that I like the automatic function partially because it reminds me of my parents' old Dual 1229 back in the day. So, less 'flavor of the month' and more 'flavor of 1981' for me, I guess.
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I agree, which is why I just bought one! One small difference, though, now that I think about it, is that I like the automatic function partially because it reminds me of my parents' old Dual 1229 back in the day. So, less 'flavor of the month' and more 'flavor of 1981' for me, I guess.
I understand. There's nothing wrong with the feature, it just shouldn't be a make or break deal for most and the hipsters seem to push it like it is now-a-days. Enjoy and play with some new carts when you have the extra cash. It's like tube rolling, each one has it's own distinct profile.

Fun hobby for sure, cheers Smilie
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People say vinyl has better fidelity than digital but apparently that's just opinions
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People say vinyl has better fidelity than digital but apparently that's just opinions
Correct, digital is more accurate. You can get TTs that rival CD quality with a quality pressing, but if you want the most accurate best quality sound you are barking up the wrong tree with vinyl.
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Correct, digital is more accurate. You can get TTs that rival CD quality with a quality pressing, but if you want the most accurate best quality sound you are barking up the wrong tree with vinyl.
However...if you are listening to an album from the 60's/70's you are hearing it the way it was intended to be heard. Also it makes you listen to a whole album (or at least half..) yummy
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However...if you are listening to an album from the 60's/70's you are hearing it the way it was intended to be heard. Also it makes you listen to a whole album (or at least half..) https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...s/emot-yum.gif
Amen brother. I don't listen to entire albums anymore unless it's sitting down listening to records.
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I have purchased both a TN-200 and a TN-400 on buydig deals listed on this site. Have had great luck with both. I am an experienced audio fan, and much like Technics from the 70s and early 80s, I'm finding Teac gear to be great picks that outperform their price (I also own a Teac CD player and HD Radio). This is a great place to start with record players. My only note to serious audio fans is that the cartridge is "equivalent", not an actual Audio Technica. I replaced mine with the real thing, but most listeners won't notice any difference.
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I have purchased both a TN-200 and a TN-400 on buydig deals listed on this site. Have had great luck with both. I am an experienced audio fan, and much like Technics from the 70s and early 80s, I'm finding Teac gear to be great picks that outperform their price (I also own a Teac CD player and HD Radio). This is a great place to start with record players. My only note to serious audio fans is that the cartridge is "equivalent", not an actual Audio Technica. I replaced mine with the real thing, but most listeners won't notice any difference.
can u elaborate 100e not being real audio techica and what would you recommend replacing?
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My only note to serious audio fans is that the cartridge is "equivalent", not an actual Audio Technica. I replaced mine with the real thing, but most listeners won't notice any difference.
I find it strange that Teac would be so specific about the model number in its sale literature and product manual and not actually be selling you an A/T cartridge. I think they're just not branding it because the model is discontinued but they continue to produce them in limited numbers for Teac. Some things that make me think it IS an AT100E but just unbranded:

-While the 400S manual specifies "The replacement stylus for the installed cartridge is green. It does not have an Audio-Technica mark", it then goes on to say "Replacement stylus model: Audio-Technica ATN100E". That is the model number for a replacement stylus for the 100E cartridge. This information is provided no fewer than three times in the manual.

-While it's green like a 95E, the subtleties of the shape of the stylus' plastic holder peg it as a 100E.

-The specs for the included cartridge in the 400S manual's Specifications page match the specs for the 100E, right down to referring to the cartridge as a "VM" design, which AFAIK is a specific naming convention only used by Audio-Technica (some of their literature claims that the VM design is "patented")

-The setup steps in the 400S manual indicate "stylus pressure" and "anti-skating dial" settings of 1.4g for "the included cartridge", which match the values for a 100E (1.4g VTF as per the AT website)
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Not true. I sometimes put on a record and do house chores. But I have a fully automatic quartz locked direct drive technics table from the 80's. Lol. What I don't like is these non servo belt drive tables. I guess my ears r sensitive to speed/tone fluctuations.
Are there any modern turntables like this. What turntable do you have specifically? I want to look into one.
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