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Starter kit
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:18:31 PM »
Hi guys,

Ok, so I know nothing of turntables.

I mostly listen to classical, opera, heavy metal, jazz, blues

Would this be a decent starter kit to start enjoying some vinyls? http://www.dionwired.co.za/ion-usb-lp-turntable-player-wood.html



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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 02:24:26 PM »
Noooooooooooooo!!! :stop:
Rather look at the Pro-ject offerings in the Trader's section! You'll hate vinyl if you get one of those!
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 02:26:05 PM »
Noooooooooooooo!!! :stop:
Rather look at the Pro-ject offerings in the Trader's section! You'll hate vinyl if you get one of those!
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 02:27:14 PM »
No, it really isn't. It is built to a price with plastic bits that should not be plastic.
The thing with vinyl is that if the mechanicals are poor, no amount of electronics will recover the lost bits.

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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 02:28:35 PM »
Nope...
These ion's are pretty nasty. Their stylus tips are usually very cheap gems or steel in some cases, which will damage your LP's.

You are better off spending the R1.5K on something second hand on this forum.

Unfortunately you get people that buy these  :cr@p: turntables and end up hating Vinyl, simply because the equipment does not perform well.

My  :2c:, but worth a $1 000 000  :giggle:

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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 02:32:13 PM »
Cool, thanks.

I'll keep looking in the For Sale section until something comes up.

That AR unit looks good, but has been taken.  :-\
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 02:38:57 PM »
Btw, are there any vinyl shops around Somerset West/Stellenbosch area that I can go visit to sample turntables?
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 02:54:26 PM »
One more question - do I need to get a turntable with a pre-amp, seeing my AVR does not have a Phono input?
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 03:14:21 PM »
You would need a seperate phono pre amplifier or a turntable with one built in. These are not common as quality units but the Project Elemental USB is one that does.
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2014, 07:51:56 AM »
 :thinking:with the way vinyl is going, maybe a sticky? What you need, what you shouldn't get kind of advice?
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 12:16:07 PM »
guys, this any good?



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Turntable in good working condition. Cartridge and stylus fitted and speed seems steady. Tested and good to go! You will need an amp with a phono input - I have one for sale.

Asking R550 Cash for the turntable only.

(Also in other ads is a Sansui AU217 amp and a Sansui T60 tuner. )

The Sansui P-50 is a hi-fi belt driven turntable with automatic return/shut-off and easy to operate controls.

Features include an automatic tonearm, arm elevation lever and stop switch, static balance tonearm, one-gram tracking, rock steady drive and a solid, shock absorbing cabinet.

http://www.vinylengine.com/library/sansui/p-50.shtml

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-turntables/kenilworth/sansui-p+50-turntable/1001170801710910017684009
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 12:18:14 PM »
or this JVC:



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I am selling a great JVC JL-A20 semi-automatic belt-drive turntable. The table has been serviced, cleaned, polished and a new drive belt as well as a brand-spanking-new stylus fitted. This made-in-Japan turntable from the late 70s shows some outward signs of use (as per the pictures), but is mechanically and sonically in top condition - ready for your vinyl records! I have fitted a lid from another turntable - not original, but fits and works perfectly - no cracks, and the hinges are 100%. Come and listen to it - I am sure you will like it!

From Vinylengine (where you can download the user manual):

Description

The JVC JL-A20 is a 2-speed, belt-driven, semi-auto turntable system with integral tonearm.

Specifications

Drive method: belt drive

Motor: 4-pole synchronous

Wow and flutter: 0.06%

Rumble: 63dB

Tonearm: statically balanced, s-shaped, tubular pipe arm with TH balancing system and tracking force dial

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-turntables/durbanville/jvc-jl+a20-semi+automatic-belt+drive-turntable/1001170629110910011586309
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 12:33:36 PM »
The JVC is a a nice table... Better than the Sansui in my opinion..


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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 12:40:59 PM »
I agree with Alty.It does look nice.You will still need a phonostage.That JVC could be a very nice starter T/T.
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 01:48:27 PM »
I'd still go with the Pro-ject option (with built-in pre)