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defiance
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New Turntable

Budget is approximately $500 US but maybe willing to stretch to $750 if there it will buy me a much better table.

I listen to primarily rock music, and currently own a pair of Wharfedale Evo2-40 Floor Standing Speakers, and a Yamaha rx-a710 reciever (to be upgraded later). What tables would be worth taking a look at? I have been looking at:

Pro-Ject Debut III ($300)

Music Hall 2.2 ($320)

Pro-Ject rpm 1.3 ($500)

jackfish
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If you can get a new Music Hall MMF-2.2 for $320

grab it. They regularly go for $450, and are the best of the entry level tables, with a good cartridge and tonearm, and adjustable VTA. With the Project RPM 1.3 you would probably want a dustcover which will be another $300 for an acrylic Pro-Ject Cover-It, or $20 for a nylon or cotton cover. I have used a 35 inch square silk handkerchief for a dust cover in the past. The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon ($399) is a much better table than the Pro-Ject Debut III.

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I am a big fan of the Rega tanles

The RP1 is a really nice table at $445 and is a little easier to set up than the Pro-ject Tables.  I would likely pair that with an Ortofon RED cartridge.  I don't have any experience with the Music Hall tables and can offer no opinion on them.  I do feel the RP1 is superior to the Debut Carbon. 

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second on the rega

i just bought a rega rp1 a few days ago for about $440. took about 2 minutes to set up and sounds excellent.

edit - just noticed the date this thread was posted. i'm probably a little late...

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Needle in a...

Go for the recommended AT95E cartride (found on Thorens Td 309 $1800) , its $50. then grab a turntable Music Hall w/out

a catridge!t

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