just picked up a turntable a couple of weeks ago and and have been having a blast buying LPs again.
My 'system' now is a Lenco L60 (this one is from the late 70's/early 80's, not the 50's!) , a Marantz model 2270 receiver and a pair of B&W speakers. Not a high end set up by any means but I am having fun with it for the moment.
My question is how much difference in sound does the turntable-tonearm and cartridge mainly I suppose-make? I see turntables and cartridges selling for thousands of dollars but I haven't been able to find any information about the actual benefits. I don't know what kind of cartridge is in my TT now but I don't think it's very high end-the whole thing just cost$140- but generally speaking do you think I would hear a big improvement with, say, a $100 cartridge?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
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