I've not had my turntable long, after having a very long break from owning a turntable.
after listening to a friends Gyro SE, i thought i'd experiment with vinyl again. I've bought a turntable, tore it apart, built it back up again, covered it in vinyl wrap,experimented with mats,setup,damping, but more importantly, i've bought myself a dozen or so new albums on vinyl, most of which i already own on CD, some i own on Cassette also.
i've given the vinyl thing a good try out now, probably 100 hours of listening, and my overriding thought is that it has been a very worthwhile investment.
the turntable i have is a pretty old Rotel RP3000, from the 1970's. no flashy arm, nor a flashy cart either, but what it does with vinyl is fantastic, so much so, that i keep wondering what i'd have to buy to see significant gains?
the reason i bought this particular deck was, to experment with, to see if vinyl worked for me, and it does, it was cheap, and direct drive, with speed adjustment which i wanted after having a poor experience with a previous Dual turntable.
so my thoughts are now... i'm going to continue to buy vinyl, and look at making a significant upgrade to the turntable when i have enough vinyl to justify it.
what are your thoughts on a next step upgrade, and why? what sort of money gets you into the top 10% of performance without having to sell your house? lol.