JoeE SP9 wrote:
You should note that there are posters here who will always suggest a used (vintage) TT over just about anything new regardless of your budget.
Here are the specs of the newest project essential III:
speed variance 33: .21%
wow & flutter 33: .70%
platter 300mm MDF with felt mat
Now I guess the specs for the old ones are even worse. For the money the new one sales, you can get a vintage turntable which will do just everything better.
Of course there are new turntables which are better than the old ones, but they dont come cheap, thats why I would always recommend vintage turntables.
And what exactly changed in the past 40 years? Not much, only the materials they use got worse (I am thinking mainly about platter materials).