AFORDABLE BRISTISH TURNTABLE

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  1. Wooffy

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    Hi everyone this is my first post on here. Unfortunately I didn't grow up in the golden age of music and vinyl so my knowledge of old hi-fi equipment is not great.
    I'm am finally getting a proper setup up together. I have a NAD 3020i with Diamond 10.1 speakers. I'm looking for a decent second hand British made deck for no more than £200(if possible)
    Many thanks in advance for you help
     
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    Ar eb101 is worth a look, fully floating suspension, belt drive.

    Or a rotel rp3000, direct drive but arm is a copy of the SME ones.

    These go for around your budget if you wait around for the right one.

    Anything from Rega or project are also worth a look.

    I would not rule out Far Eastern ones though, technicals sl1600/1700/1800 are all good and some of the pioneer ones aswell.
     
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    Thank you very much I'll have a look out for some of those mentioned above
     
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    I've just been gifted a Hitachi HT50s, how would you rate it?
     
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    Looks a decent spec, direct drive, quartz lock, gimbal arm - similar specs to the technics sl-1600 but maybe without the mechanical robustness. Go for £100ish on eBay.

    What cartridge does it have. Worth reading up on how to set up the arm and do a setup once you have it in place.

    Worth logging onto here for the manual Hitachi HT-50S - Manual - Direct-Drive Turntable - Vinyl Engine

    Library Downloads - Vinyl Engine

    However, anything that is a gift has to be good.

    Let us know how you get on.
     
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    If you buy second hand you'll probably want a new cartridge from the get-go which will be £25+. And second hand for a mechanical item is always a lottery.

    £249 will get you a brand new Rega Planar 1, British made, full warranty, brand new cartridge. I would go for that if you're not satisfied with the Hitatchi.
     
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    Thank you for the info. As for the cartridge I don't know enough about them but here's a couple photos of it.
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    Also can you advise on a new cartridge. I believe for the NAD 3020i I have you need mm.
     
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