how do I know if a record player isn't good and will damage records?
I want to get a record player (I heard the atlp120 or something along those lines is good)but for now I have one in my house that my mother bought a long time ago that plays records, cds, casettes, and has a radio, brand is "TEAC" and it's over 10 years old
get a new cart its okay to cheap out get an entry level Audio Technica and balance the tone arm youtube is your friend.
Odds are you have no idea what you are talking about
Confirmed. pic related, try not to speak on things you know nothing about.
god damn. i thought >>61962525
was op and we were still talking about the MCS
i was wrong i was so so wrong. the teac is trash man.
>mcs was jcpennies off the shelf brand more or less radioshack quality
u-turn orbit, lp120, pro-ject debut III, music hall mmf, denon dp-300, teac 300
basically all the bottom of the entry level
dont bother with used shit these days, prices on everything are inflated and most of them need more work than what it would cost to get them running right.
yes, but with most of those you get a decent starter cart, some have built in preamps, and generally well respected brands, with warrenties.
I'd venture you could go lower, but you shouldn't
uturn orbit is a favorite that has aftermarket parts should you choose. lp120 is a favorite for both price and usability, a friend of mine has it its a great table and is easily as good as my stanton st-150 which cost twice as much.
Found this for 20 bucks through my work.
Is it good? I can't find much about it online besides old manuals
I'm in the market for an entry level player and found a Sherwood ST-890 with an audio technica cartridge on Craigslist for 30 buckaroos. Should I go for it?
It's >>61966297 again
Radio shack made some badass speakers back in the day too the Realistic Mach series, no audiophile speaker but damn fine regardless. So what's this about "radio shack quality"?
>How do I know if I have to replace the belt?
if the platter doesn't spin
>And do I need to replace the cartridge or only the stylus?
you can replace just the stylus, but the price difference between a cartridge and stylus isn't that much, and it's a hell of a lot easier to replace the whole cartridge
Tortoise - TNT
David Bowie - Blackstar
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Mother 2 OST
>tfw have Talk Talk - Laughing Stock and the prices keep rising
I don't know why they keep rising but it's worth a few hundred now. It's literally more valuable than my entire setup.
There's a new one?
That's the one I have. It looks like the new reissue has made the prices nosedive though since it used to be on there and other places for $300+. Oh well. The Verve pressing honestly amazing so I'll be passing on the new reissue.
It might be so high since the Ba Da Bing reissue before it was pure shit (horrible surface noise, lots of crackles on the very first play etc). What's also shit is that the only repress of Mark Hollis' solo was by Ba Da Bing too which was apparently even worse.
I really really want a repress of his solo album.
It's a lot of work setting up the cartridges and the tracking force, etc. If it various things are wrong, it could fuck up a record, even the overhang is important. I'm not too much into vinyl, so others could explain better.