tlscapital wrote:ArcaneAardvark wrote:Audie wrote:I think the Kenwood KD 3055 is an automatic belt drive turntable. The arm is motor driven- these can be a problem at some time. I do not know if it can be operated manually if the small motor fails.
It should be a cheap buy for temporary use until you save for something better, if you do not like it. The bonded marble base would Help with foot falls.
I think I'll stick with my Garrard for now, I'm not really looking for something I will have to upgrade in the future. Footfalls are a problem, but I'm used to tip toeing around while listening.
That is I believe a wise attitude. If you want to set your Grado Green cartridge on a turntable that will not challenge it with motor issues and with a tonearm that will grace it, wait for the right opportunity to knock.
As for your footfall issue, don't you have the room and/or the solid wall to have a wall mount base for your turntable ? It can be cheap and improved (dampened) and easy to fix with most of the time instant result.
Since I got it tracking correctly, my Garrard with the Shure M75ed really isn't bad in my opinion. My main complaint is the lack of a manual cueing arm. I'll still keep an eye out, and like you say "wait for the right opportunity to knock". I don't have the room right now, but I will once I get the extra room in my house cleaned out (hopefully soon). Once that happens, I will look into building a shelf. Right now my Garrard is just sitting on a dresser.