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Please help me choose the turntable!

Posted: 08 Nov 2018 17:54
by andrei_dontu
Hello, friends! I am a musician and i have a collection of vinyl discs but i can’t listen this music because i haven’t a turntable. help me choose between two middle price items TELEFUNKEN TS 850 and Lenco L 3807. Thank you!!

Re: Please help me choose the turntable!

Posted: 08 Nov 2018 21:38
by kalaur
Whats your price range? There are several project, rega, music hall, etc in the 300-500 USD range that may be a better fit.

Re: Please help me choose the turntable!

Posted: 08 Nov 2018 22:29
by andrei_dontu
Ok. My price range is max 300$. For this money I found on Ebay.de Dual 505, Telefunken TS 850, Lenco L 3807, and any kind of Technics and Sony turntables. But i like TS 850 and L 3807 ( esteticaly ). I nothing know about sound and specs. It’s first time when i want purchase a turntable. I only hope find a decent model for good money. Thank’s!

Re: Please help me choose the turntable!

Posted: 09 Nov 2018 06:00
by kalaur
for $350 USD you could get a brand new project essential III with a new cartridge - https://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.a ... r=PRESSIII

Brand new cartridge, brand new table. If you buy used, I'd highly suggest buying a new cartridge or at least stylus (I would not trust a used stylus from ebay), as well as a thorough cleaning. Depending on how old it is, you may need to replace belts and or caps in the motor control. Keep this in mind when buying used or vintage tables.

While used/vintage tables can certainly be a good deal if you're willing to do a little work (and research), since you're not sure of specs on any of these tables I'd suggest something new so you can get help from others with similar tables, help from your dealer, and a warranty through the manufacturer.

Re: Please help me choose the turntable!

Posted: 09 Nov 2018 07:30
by andrei_dontu
Thank you very much for so precious information. I Hope have a good deal with my first turntable :) Best regards!

Re: Please help me choose the turntable!

Posted: 09 Nov 2018 22:07
by henrikpetersen21
The Lenco L-3807 is not a bad turntable at all. I have had one myself. Believe or have a suspicion that it is made by Yahorng, the chinese manucfacturer. Would say its a good direct drive quartz controlled turntable. It is fully manual like the Audio Technica AT-LP120. If you wanna look into other turntables the before mentioned Audio Technica AT-LP120 is also a good choice, especially if you like turntables that look like the Lenco L-3807. It has more torque than the Lenco and is a good turntable.
The Dual CS-505 is not a bad choice either, it also looks to be a good turntable, made in different versions. Also sounds like you want a more user friendly turntable, with buttons for 33/45 speed change.

Please let us know which turntable you end up getting :lol: