mosin wrote:One zillion US dollars because I bought enough tools to build a house, paint a car and launch a missile. Then, I screwed it all up a dozen times, and kept changing my mind when I didn't screw up something. Finally it was built, and sounded to suit me, so I started building a different one. It is totally off-budget with no end in sight.
Oh yeah, I forgot about tools and previous turntables I've built as part of the learning cost. Fortunately, most of my tools were already paid for from luthier work. I did need more sandpaper, glue and screws, which added some to the cost.
Whoever said that building your own is cheaper, is a liar.
True, but you have a better chance of coming up with exactly what you want, and the potential of greater performance. Besides, who'd want to miss all this fun