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    OK so this is pure fantasy but, how much would you pay...???

    If you were in the market for a new vinyl playing turntable just how much do you think is sensible for such a device...?? As well as that, what would your new turntable be...?? I'm not asking to get the response I expect; the most expensive of its kind, I'm just asking to get a sensible feel for what everyday people would spend on a turntable/arm/cartridge. One other thing, it has to be brand new...!!!

    I know what I am expecting as a response, I'd just like to see how many people agree with me...!

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    As much as I could afford
    1500-2000 would probably be what I would spend - I would find it hard to justify much more - but in reality I will be building around my Garrard 401 - which will hopefully beat anything in that price range!

    But 3 "Best Buys" in this month's Hi Fi Choice... always loved the look of Michells - Gyro SE with RB250 1565, Funk V2 1390 or Townshend Rock 7 1720 - any of those look ok on paper.
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    Having just spent a total of about 250 mounting the motor of an ancient Dual 701 DD on a lump of slate with a Formula IV, I reckon I'd have to pay several grand to make a significant improvement, which would then be out of all proportion to the rest of the system. So what would I spend on a new one? Well, I wouldn't....

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    That Papst motor was very good. (Goldmund also used to use it in their 'Studio' model.) Did you stick with the original platter & psu? Any pics of the project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    As much as I could afford
    1500-2000 would probably be what I would spend - I would find it hard to justify much more - but in reality I will be building around my Garrard 401 - which will hopefully beat anything in that price range!

    But 3 "Best Buys" in this month's Hi Fi Choice... always loved the look of Michells - Gyro SE with RB250 1565, Funk V2 1390 or Townshend Rock 7 1720 - any of those look ok on paper.
    1.5-2k would get you a very nicely modded Technics and while I've not heard either the Funk or Rock I've yet to hear any Michell that floats my boat. The Garrard is more like a D/D with a solid punchy rythmic type of sound but I would think that it would take at least that sort of money to really do a 401 justice.

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    i think that if i was in the market for a new turntable, that i wasnt wanting to spend any money doing up, i would set my self a budgt of 1500
    this is based on a rough total of what i will have spent on my tt in parts - techie 125, psu 300, mat 90 arm + mount 450, cart 400
    i have felt it easy to justify this expense!

    i dont think i could justify much more than 2k
    the hifi chice review was enlightening but it seemed that nothing really ticked all the boxes

    would you considor spending 2k on a deck? if so you could buy a 1210 of dave with a good few very reasonable upgrades and it would turn up to you and not need any work on it what so ever! that is what i would do if i was in your shoes - but that is only based on my limited experience!
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    Assuming the OP means NEW, then I would need to set aside around 2k for the turntable that would be my choice.

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    (of course you could put the turntable idea to one side and buy your self a nikon d700 )
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    If money were 'no object'... I'd have a damn good look at one of these with all the toys.

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    Being moderately sensible, my turntable of choice these days would be a Notts Analogue Dias with either their 12" arm, a 12" Jelco or a 12" AO PU7 (I rather like the latter idea as I loved the PU3 upon which it's based). This deck sounds closer to what's "really" there than any I've heard in years and makes an SME 10 (slightly cheaper I think) look like a child's toy, certainly an over-priced one. The Dias isn't as fussy on siting as many others are, "you lot" always ignore the maker and that gives greater credence to my current choice
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