Currently I own a Thorens TD160 super with SME series 3 and Grado statement platinum.
I'm looking for a new turntable and found the new Rega RP3 an interesting prospect. However if one looks at the 2nd hand market, there are a whole lot of those bulky Denon direct drives to be had for very reasonable money. Does anyone have any idea how these stack up to the likes of Rega & Project tables these days?
I'm starting to wonder this after reading an article about the Technics SL1200 where the author critisises Rega for not publishing any specs (wow & flutter comes to mind) on their tables, he then goes on to state that the Technics has excellent specs. I looked further into this and found that these direct drives have indeed great specs and that Rega doesn't list them (if someone has them, please point me to it).
So, can DD turntables play a satisfactory role in an audiophile system?