Mon, Nov 9 2009, 2:04PM
I want to buy one of these for my parents for Christmas, and would like other forum users' opinions. Budget is £300 max and I need something that will play/record 78s as well as 33s and 45s. My parents only have a cheap microsystem, and I can imagine the turntable living behind the sofa when not in use, so practicality and ease of use are more of a priority than perfect sound reproduction. Also I don't think their stereo has a phone stage, just an aux in. Do the USB turntables require grounding or do they just have the L&R RCA?
The Ion and Numark models look ok. Not sure about the sound but seem simple enough to use. Does the Project require much calibration or setting up?
Is there anyone who uses one of these who can offer some advice?
Thanks in advance.