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Adding a turntable

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Garysweb, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Garysweb

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    I currently have a pioneer vsx c301 av receiver, and i want to add a turntable. I've got a couple of phono inputs spare, so i would want to use them if poss.

    Can someone reccommend a cheap deck...want to keep it as cheap as possible as i dont have much in the way of vinyl.

    Do i need some kinda preamp??

    And is there anything else i should know?

    Thanks
     
  2. hornydragon

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    hi ya mate hows the system doing???
    does amp have an inpuit labelled phono? If so project debut £120 ish if not then Project debut phono SB has built in preamp, £160 ish IIRC, cheaper options are pretty cheap and nasty, profect has won loads of awards, they pop up S/H now and again other optoin (i havent heard) but are supposed to be ok are:
    http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/product.asp?id=2619&lastid=252
    Projects are superb tho mate and debut comes loads of colours!
     
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    Thanks for the help
     
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    whats budget? £160 for phono SB is a fair whack of cash but they are superb! otherwise there are few other options. Sony do a couple at about £70-90 and a few others still do. Check classifieds and ex dem lists some one might let Phono SB go for £100.
     
  5. Garysweb

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    Not sure about budget...wanted to check out want sorta price I was looking at first. Like i said i wont use it all that much, so i dont wanna spend that much. Less than 70 if poss, but less the better, would buy one for 30 if it was of reasonable quality :) (if ya catch me drift)

    Cheers
     
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    REALLY cheap turntables tend to sound awful, and they won't do your records much good either. To get a good signal off the disc, you need a certain level of mechanical engineering, and that costs a bit more. Going really cheap would be a false economy IMHO, and I'd not bother with anything less than one of the Projects.
     
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    I've got a project debut II - I use a separate phono stage, you could shop around for these
     
  8. Garysweb

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    Yeah thats what i thought, same with most things really :( But i dont mind spending the money if its worth it, and it appears in this case it is.

    Cheers guys
     

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