Now I've finally settled on an amp and CD combination that really works for me and I'm enjoying my CDs very much, I'm ready to get back into playing vinyl again. I currently own a Pro-ject Debut III which, quite frankly, is pretty unimpressive. I have had some good turntables in the past including a Thorens TD150MkIIAB, Lenco GL75, Technics SL1210Mk2, and a Michell Tecnodec. Of these I liked the Michell the least but I don't think I ever actually did it justice with the partnering equipment. My favourite was the Thorens which, even with the stock arm and an old Shure cartridge sounded extremely musical and involving. The Lenco and Technics were also excellent if not quite as good as the Thorens overall. I'm looking to work towards a new vinyl front end to use with the A400 and Mission 751s, probably through my Cambridge 540P phono stage rather than the Pioneer's integrated one. I don't want to spend a lot of money at present but I'm not interested in any of the current budget decks. So, I have the following shortlist and would welcome any further thoughts, ideas and suggestions: Thorens - TD150 or TD160 Rega - Planar 2 or 3 Linn Basik Then, of course, there are the ARs, Systemdeks, Pink Triangles, and Revolvers of this world. Any recommendations very welcome.
Fri, 2010-06-04 22:46#1
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