Beautiful. How do you rate it against the Lenco L90?
The Teac bearing is much beefier than the Lenco L90 bearing. It's also made nicer with a smoother finish...Drive motor
The Teac and Lenco share the same drive system. They did change the board and the power supply that runs the motor. The Teac has an off-board power supply...Tonearm
This is where the Teac really shines over the L90. The tolerances are much better than the L90. You can also do a Baerwald alignment with the Teac. With the Lenco you are pretty much limited to the Stephenson alignment scheme.Cartridge
The Teac is also a no-brainer. The Sanyo cartridge on the L90 is horrible (which is why I normally 'encourage' that people upgrade the cart before even playing the deck). It plays but that is about it. The AT95e on the Teac is well known and well regarded.Phono Stage.
The Teac's phono stage is a little quieter than the Lenco L90 phono stage. The big plus is that the internal phono stage can be bypassed with a switch.Quality of the Fit and finish
Both are pretty much the same...
What about perhaps providing a Google drive or Dropbox download of a 3minute demo track recorded via USB for interested parties?
48khz 16bitWAV or FLAC of a good quality LP should work?
Will see what I can do... I need to bring a table home with me as I do no have a computer at the shop (how analogue is that
@ alty and kent how good is the onboard phonostage?
Granted its not going to be brilliant for this kind of moolah but I do like the idea of just hooking it straight to a pre and you have tunes
Would USB to SPDIF work ?
The phono stage is OK. It's better than most real budget options (think Joseph or Electro-vision) but not better than something budget like the Rega Fono mini.
Again, it also depends what you are playing into. Most of the tables I sell go to people who are going to use the table with a mini HiFi, docking station or even TV's... For them the phono stage is perfectly adequate...