Low budget for record player
Hi, I recently had that epiphany, revelation or even nightmare in realising that my dad's taste in music back in the day was actually pretty good and as such there are a lot of decent prog rock, classical etc records in the loft not being used, though I refuse to move on Cliff Richard's 'Wired for Sound'
I thought I'd make the most of these and buy a cheap player, most probably second hand for around £50. At this price point am I not doing them any justice at all and might as well get the odd oldie off of Spotify and invest in some more CDs? I was planning to use the phono from my RA-04, is this sinful?
And why do a lot of players come without cartridge? From my understanding this part changes the motion of the needle on the grooves into a signal, is this correct? If it is I'm lost as to why cartridges are sometimes missing from a player.
I spent a few minutes looking for similar topics, but either they don't exist or more likely I'm typing the wrong thing into a search box, so sorry if this has been covered before.