youngdand wrote:As many have said. If you like it, then that is all that matters.
Going back to the point of this thread, and the fact, that this will be used by others as a refernce for making a decision on future purchases. For the $500 paid for this table, there are technically better alternatives, both new and used. A used technics 1200 turntable, is no question a finer turntable, if in good condition. spares are easily obtainable, and is upgradeable to even higher performance, with changes in arm etc, some of these upgrades may be within the $500 budget.
This is immaculately beautiful sounding. I've nothing bad to say about it in the least. It is solidly made also and just feels quality. I was very impressed with everything from the extra packaging and soft cloth bag for the turntable itself in shipment then a plastic bag over that.
The platter is very solid and has good dampener in it.
I know this one will last many many years, the motor is excellent and very powerful.
I don't have the stats, don't care really. I know what I hear, my old turntable had all kinds of faults you could hear and still had "charm". Turntable rumble and all ... lol.
This one is damned quiet you don;t know what volume your receiver is at until you look or the music starts.
I really do not care what anyone has to say about the turntable I got and the price. yeah obviously the Technics 1200 is "better" but as stated we use those at the radio station I do a show at and have used them for years and years and the turntable I just got "sounds" just as good. That to me is fact ... I don't care what the side by side numbers are.
I think it comes down to personality, some guys just won't be able to get past 'the numbers compare' and some will just enjoy their records instead like me. Some guys consider a mint record a mint vinyl and a mint sleeve. Like I tell my friends who are into vinyl .... I don't listen to the sleeve and really do not care what shape it is in.
I guess what I mean is if one is going to be fussy there is no cure for that and they won't be happy with anything they own anyway because there will be a turntable valued at $2,000 instead of the paltry $1,000 Technics new SL-1200 MK II they currently have.
.... um whatever. Enjoy not enjoying your records. I'll be whooping it up with my new turntable and having a very VERY CONTENTED blast.
I want a Lambourghini, I can't get one so I drive a 1989 Chevy Z24 convertible that is restored because that is what I can do and I enjoy it very much.