Help me buy a Record Player

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by oldschool, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    I'm looking for a new record player. I basically want to play my old comedy albums...i want it to have as much "nostalgia value" as possible, and don't really want something too high tech.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I think the OP is probably aiming a little lower than those :p

    I'd look at a Project Debut III - great deck.

    You might need a preamp though, depending on the rest of your system?
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The OP wants to play his old comedy albums on a record player and someone suggests a Linn Sondek? :D
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    I used to be a Linn main dealer (I left the hi-fi business for the comparative sanity of I.T. some years ago *grin*). In my experience, whenever somebody wants a record player, a certain type of hi-fi buff ALWAYS suggests an LP12.... :rolleyes: :D
     
  5. calculus Guest

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    Well there is a certain comedy value in the suggestion ...
     
  6. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    What about ebay or craigslist.... or maybe local thrift store or yard sale? It seems like there would be a lot of older perfectly working players floating around.
     
  7. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    USB is your friend

    i can recommend one of THESE which can also be found on ebay.ca HERE.

    you are already ahead of the curve by posting here, so why not go high-tech?!

    former VON 2P0. ;)

    cheers.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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  9. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Since there's no need to dispute the value and longevity of an LP12, I won't. :D The Rockport Sirius III might indeed be a bit too serious--and I doubt Andy would build one to play comedy records (then again, depending on the artist!).

    More seriously, I think just a cheap Technics/Dual/whatever would be fine--off of Audiogon, Craigslist, etc. Or, if he'd like something that will sound really good, be relatively inexpensive, and be from a company that is likely to be around in ten years, the Rega P1 is very very good.
     

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