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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:18 PM

Record player/turntable help! My adult daughter wants to go vinyl...

and is overwhelmed with choices. Iím not much help technology wise.
Her budget is $150 max.
Any input??
She doesnít have a big speaker system but does have a big smart TV with a decent sound bar.
Any all-in-ones that are good? With connections to her current iPhone? Recording options for flash drives?
She likes retro-looking.

Thanks, buds, in advance

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Reply Record player/turntable help! My adult daughter wants to go vinyl... (Original post)
Guilded Lilly Feb 2019 OP
Chipper Chat Feb 2019 #1
HeiressofBickworth Feb 2019 #9
Chipper Chat Feb 2019 #10
lunamagica Feb 2019 #2
PubliusEnigma Feb 2019 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2019 #7
safeinOhio Feb 2019 #4
bluecollar2 Feb 2019 #6
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #8
Guilded Lilly Feb 2019 #5
akraven Feb 2019 #11
Guilded Lilly Feb 2019 #12
maxrandb Feb 2019 #13

Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:34 PM

1. Crosley new table models

They are retro-looking but contain a cd player and tape deck.. most are around $150

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:31 PM

9. I have a retro-looking tabletop

that has AM/FM, CD, cassette tape, and turntable. Although I really like the ability to play my old vinyls. I find that the quality of the speakers is really bad. There is no way to hook up better ones. So, I rarely use it.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:15 AM

10. Yes.they are low fidelity.

But that's th he way they sounded in the late 40s when I was growing up. I never really heard "bass" until I got an RCA orthophonic hifi unit in 1956. Just in time for Elvis.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:23 PM

2. K&R for visibility. Vinyl rules!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:24 PM

3. The Audio-Technica LP60 is a good one for less than $100.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:13 PM

7. I don't keep up with basic turntables, but I see that the AT includes

a phono preamp, which she will need to step up the signal from the cartridge to a level where it can drive the sort of amp that can be driven by an iPod or mp3 player.

Depending on how yard sales are in her area, she might find one there too.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:44 PM

4. The prices on new vinyl are crazy.

Tell her to shop antique malls and flea market for records. Remember that condition is the main factor in price. Look hard and find great deals.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:10 PM

6. Thrift stores have vinyl also...n/t

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:46 PM

8. Used book stores too n/t

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. Continuing thank-you for all suggestions/comments :)

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:03 AM

11. ION USB turntable is awesome and will hook to the TV.

Can transcribe from albums to digital if wanted. Ours has never let us down and we have OLD albums from the 50's through mid 80"s.

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Response to akraven (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 07:36 PM

12. Thanks! What brand do you have...

Iíve seen Wockoder brand on Amazon. All in one style.
Any idea about the quality on these?

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 08:41 PM

13. Still mad my mom sold the stereo console without telling me

I would have bought it.

Yes kids, at on time we had these massive wood cabinets that looked like a high end buffet table that had a receiver, turntable and speakers all in one.

God I loved that beast.

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