ScotHeath wrote:So asked what his bottom line is on the PL 516 as it sits
with 150 bucks but besides no belt it does come with the Sure Stylus but no needle
So I would need to find a belt and now a needle and this is an hr away,
thanks to everyone that responded
Actually $150.00 isn't that bad of a deal...I'll give the seller credit for knocking $40.00 off the original listed price...The Shure cartridge could be good, depending on what it is...And regarding a belt and a stylus, many of our members, including myself, have used the services of Gary@thevoiceofmusic.com
. I have never had a problem with any of the styli or belts I've bought from him...And belts are fairly cheap ($10.00-15.00 U.S.) and so are styli ($10.00-30.00 U.S.), depending on the cartridge...Gary is also a top notch guy and many here will agree!
Of course, where do you live, ScotHeath?
If you were serious about finding a decent turntable, we could probably Help you find one in your area...Of course, depending on where you live in Canada, that hourlong drive could be your best shot...Some places are just "dead zones" for decent audio equipment...
Don't forget, too, to check garage sales, flea markets, thrift shops, antique shops, EBay and even family members...You never know when someone might have something interesting out there...
The key is...If you want one, don't give up!
The right one could even be under your nose!