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hamdib
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Hi-fi Turntable for 1500$

I am looking to buy a Turntable for my active Dynaudio speakers set. I have 1500$ budget (only tt alone) for an easy to set-up and easy to upgrade TT. I can not decide between Rega, Music Hall, Pro-ject, Thorens, Clearaudio. Help me choose the brand and the model please. Thanks

My musical preferences are;

Sophisti-pop (Sade, Sting, Bryan Ferry, Basia, Style Council, Prefab Sprout, Swing Out Sister, etc.)

Vocal Jazz (Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, etc.)

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i've not heard tt's by all the brands you list, but i was recently in a highend audio shop in pasadena and the rega planar 6 blew me away at that price point. just IMHO.

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I recommend the Music Hall MMF-7.3 (around $1300).

It is an excellent turntable which has the motor physically isolated from the turntable itself; an important feature.

I have had an MMF-7 for a number of years and it does a great job.

hamdib wrote:

I am looking to buy a Turntable for my active Dynaudio speakers set. I have 1500$ budget (only tt alone) for an easy to set-up and easy to upgrade TT. I can not decide between Rega, Music Hall, Pro-ject, Thorens, Clearaudio. Help me choose the brand and the model please. Thanks

My musical preferences are;

Sophisti-pop (Sade, Sting, Bryan Ferry, Basia, Style Council, Prefab Sprout, Swing Out Sister, etc.)

Vocal Jazz (Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, etc.)

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TT Budget $1500

Here's my 2 cents based upon not knowing what you are running for a phono stage, amp, etc. I've heard a Rega P3 with Ortofon Blue cart played (for several hours in critical listening) through some high end equipment. That was AWESOME! On the same day of my critical listening tour, while I was shopping for a new amp, I also heard a Marrantz TT-15 S1 with the cartridge that it comes bundled with, played through similar high end equipment. That was AWSOME, too! Clearaudio makes the TT for Marrantz. You should also consider similarly priced TTs by Music Hall, Project, MoFi and VPI. Also consider the Rega P6 which has come down in price and is in your price range. Make sure which carts your listening to and/or considering, as well, as these will make a significant difference, especially with your speakers. Happy hunting!

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