Hi, hopefully some wise vinyl-o-philes will inject some wisdom into this digitally grounded twenty something.
I found a Thorens TD-126 mkIII at a local thrift store for 6$ in great condition, original tone arm, hardly even a scratch on it. I took it to a local hi-fi shop and had a nice Grado green cartridge put on it.
I also found many great records in great condition, one was Beethoven: 9 Symphonien the Gramophone with Von Karajan conducting. It