I'm kind of a nostalgic type of person and some of the audio components coming out today to me are simply "crap" especially in the turntable area, their just cookie cutter plastic assembly line trash. I like the older stuff, hand made, wood cabinet and finished which brings me to my question. I want a turntable, something reliable and something that won't have me getting a loan at my local bank. I've seen the Denon PL59's which look phenomenal, does anyone have any other suggestions for other turntables and how they perform?
Try some of the Music Hall Stuff. New, with cartridge installed, for a grand or less. The MMF-7 was Stereophile's budget component of the year a couple of years back. That one will set you back about a grand. There are others that certainly aren't "crap" down to less than four hundred. They'll all beat the Denon.
Hi there Jonontherd
I know what you're talking about.I suppose you don't want to go the "used" route,so,as far as i know,denon is the only company(at least of the "known to all of us")that produces the kind of turntable you are looking to purchase
It wouldn't bother me at all to abuy used turntable. Most of the components that I have I've bought off of Ebay and are most reliable for "used" audio. So any suggestions for "used" turntables would be okay with me. I've been eyeing up this Micro Seiki DD-7 for awhile now but I don't know anyone whose owned one or any Micro Seiki products for that matter but any feedback would be appreciated about it. Here's a picture of it
Sorry for the delay in responding to your question.
Personally,i'd steer away from used vintage turntables.it is not a matter of how they perform but rather a matter of service ! Most the companies are either out of business or don't stock parts anymore.
A guy recommended project.I agree with him,although,i believe what you are looking for,is not just a "wooden" turntable but rather the "lush" looks of 70's tables. well , as i said earlier , only Denon makes one. Everyone else is going for the "metal" or "acrylic" route. Sota makes a wooden one but still,it is not the 70's look you are after.
Good hunting buddy !
I've been eyeing up this Micro Seiki DD-7 for awhile now but I don't know anyone whose owned one or any Micro Seiki products for that matter but any feedback would be appreciated about it.
I bought this Micro DDX-1000 thirty years ago and it's been working perfectly ever since.
I loved that SME arm and let one get away long ago on a Technics SP10. That was a huge mistake. I also had one that had a newer arm 3009 IV (?) that had a silicone semicircular trough on the plinth and a plastic paddle that hung down from the tonearm wand into the silicone. It damped the tone arm and that table had the tighest bass I had ever heard...back in the mid 70's. I know we all have audio regrets. Those tables were ONE of mine.