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Entry level turntables for the vinyl lover

Interested in going analogue? Then audition these turntables for they make excellent buys!

1)Rega P1
2)Project Debut 3
3)Music Hall MMF 2.1
 

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Hi Cyrus,

I am a newbie analog enthusiast. Can you please advise where one can buy these turntables (particularly the Pro-ject, about which there seem to be uniformly glowing reviews) and what would be the damages?

I am in New Delhi but can arrange a pickup at Mumbai, if that makes a difference.

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Persiflage
 

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Hi Cyrus,

I am a newbie analog enthusiast. Can you please advise where one can buy these turntables (particularly the Pro-ject, about which there seem to be uniformly glowing reviews) and what would be the damages?

I am in New Delhi but can arrange a pickup at Mumbai, if that makes a difference.

Regards,
Persiflage

Please contact the Indian Distributor below for a dealer in Delhi:

Nova Audio Private Ltd.
B 104 Gangangiri, Off Carter Road
400052 Mumbai
Tel: (022)26007700
E-Mail: novaudio@vsnl.com
 

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Hi Cyrus,

I got the Pro-ject Debut turntable delivered about a week ago, and absolutely LOVE the sound!

Thanks a ton for the reference.

I was wondering if you have some suggestions on how to clean old vinyl records (bought at jumble sales etc.)? There are quite a few recommendations on the web, but none of them satisfactory - some downright harmful as I have discovered.. fortunately I tried them on titles that were not quite so precious! :)

Regards,
Persiflage
 

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Hi Cyrus,

I got the Pro-ject Debut turntable delivered about a week ago, and absolutely LOVE the sound!

Thanks a ton for the reference.

I was wondering if you have some suggestions on how to clean old vinyl records (bought at jumble sales etc.)? There are quite a few recommendations on the web, but none of them satisfactory - some downright harmful as I have discovered.. fortunately I tried them on titles that were not quite so precious! :)

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Persiflage

Great to hear that! Enjoy the vinyl sound. Once you hear vinyl you will never want to hear the CD again! Which cartridge do you use with the turntable?

Here is someting on taking care and cleaning your records.

Most LPs and singles released after the early fifties are composed of
polyvinyl materials and are more durable than it's predecessors. When
cleaning vinyl records, I recommend a 50/50 solution of isopropyl alcohol
(70% by Vol.) or denatured alcohol (fewer impurities) and filtered or
distilled water (again, fewer impurities). A few claim that alcohol is
damaging to vinyl... 70% or more by volume strength and continual contact for
a long period of time, maybe... but not in the recommended dilution. Alcohol
is water soluble and leaves little or no residue. A mild detergent, such as
Johnson and Johnson Baby Bath, can be used in small amounts with water with
no rinsing necessary. Photo Flo is a wetting agent used in photography to
help reduce water spots and marks during the rinsing of negatives. A couple
of drops in the above solutions also help in reducing residual deposits.

The solution should be applied with a soft, clean washcloth, wiping in a
circular motion with the grooves. Rinse the cloth often in the solution and
replace with a fresh mixture when needed. I recommend thoroughly drying the
record with a soft, clean towel... this further reduces residue left behind.
Try not to get the labels wet.

Dirty covers and labels are best left alone. If the cover is laminated or
glossy, a damp towel can be used... A mild furniture polish does nicely too.
Marks or writing on the cover may be able to be removed with a rubber eraser.
Lighter fluid (naphtha) or even hair spray works great on pen marks.
Permanent marker can be removed by marking over it with a dry erase marker,
then wipe with a dry cloth... It really works! Stickers, labels, tape and
such can be removed by heating the area with a hair dryer. The heat breaks
down the adhesive and makes it softer and easier to remove sticker and all
without a great risk of damaging the cover or sleeve. Sticker residue can be
removed with most citus-based cleaners or lighter fluid (naphtha). Again, I
stress that these only work well on glossy covers. Matte finish cover and
label marks are usually set. You stand a chance of removing part of the print
or color and making the situation worse.
 

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Great to hear that! Enjoy the vinyl sound. Once you hear vinyl you will never want to hear the CD again! Which cartridge do you use with the turntable?

Hi Cyrus,

So far it's the stock Ortofon cartridge that came pre-fitted with the Pro-ject.
Will consider upgrading this and possibly switching to the Bellari tube-based phono stage after a while.

Another bit of help needed: Do you know anyone who stocks speakers of the following makes: Mission, Monitor or JMLabs.

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Persiflage
 

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Hi Cyrus,

So far it's the stock Ortofon cartridge that came pre-fitted with the Pro-ject.
Will consider upgrading this and possibly switching to the Bellari tube-based phono stage after a while.

Another bit of help needed: Do you know anyone who stocks speakers of the following makes: Mission, Monitor or JMLabs.

Regards,
Persiflage

MISSION
Name M/s. Nippon Enterprises South
Contact Mr. Chetan Acharya
Phone 044-2499 0033/35
Fax 044- 2499 1071/2351
Email chetan.acharya@gmail.com

Monitor Audio
Registered Office
8 Punam Co-Operative Society, 29/30 Road #5 Union Park Khar(W), Mumbai 400 052.

Contact Mr. Sushil Anand
Mr. Sanjay Thakur
T 91-22-26 00 7700
v 91-22-26 05 4709
mailto:novaudio@vsnl.com

I do not think that Focal JM LABS have a distributor in India at the moment.
 

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Entry level turntables for the vinyl lover

Interested in going analogue? Then audition these turntables for they make excellent buys!

1)Rega P1
2)Project Debut 3
3)Music Hall MMF 2.1

Hi,
Could anyone please tell me if and where Music Hall TT's are available in India? Thanks.

Cheers!
 

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MISSION
Name M/s. Nippon Enterprises South
Contact Mr. Chetan Acharya
Phone 044-2499 0033/35
Fax 044- 2499 1071/2351
Email chetan.acharya@gmail.com

Monitor Audio
Registered Office
8 Punam Co-Operative Society, 29/30 Road #5 Union Park Khar(W), Mumbai 400 052.

Contact Mr. Sushil Anand
Mr. Sanjay Thakur
T 91-22-26 00 7700
v 91-22-26 05 4709
mailto:novaudio@vsnl.com

I do not think that Focal JM LABS have a distributor in India at the moment.

You'll find Focal at any Pro Fx show room.
 

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Hi,

I am looking out for a TURNTABLE preferably GARRARD having three RPM Speeds ie.., 33-1/3, 45 and 78.

Can I get the details of SHOWROOMS where this could be available?

The new Turntables that have been launched (I don't know the name) seem to be from Mumbai.

Prashant L. Nemani.
 

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Hi,

I am looking out for a TURNTABLE preferably GARRARD having three RPM Speeds ie.., 33-1/3, 45 and 78.

Can I get the details of SHOWROOMS where this could be available?

The new Turntables that have been launched (I don't know the name) seem to be from Mumbai.

Prashant L. Nemani.

Our forum member Hemanthwaghe may be able to help you. He has one listed here: Garrard Record Changer Turntable Idler Drive British Made for Rs 10000! - Mumbai - Electronics - video tapes

You'll have to get pre-used ones as the Garrard company does not exist any more. Showrooms are not the place to look if you are interested in Garrards.
 

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Entry level turntables for the vinyl lover

Interested in going analogue? Then audition these turntables for they make excellent buys!

1)Rega P1
2)Project Debut 3
3)Music Hall MMF 2.1

I have not heard Music Hall, but I have auditioned both Rega and Project Debut 3 and Rega is definitely a level above project . Also I like the Rega's no nonsense look and upgrade options. You could buy RP1 performance pack, which will sound much better. I also dont like Project's anti skid mechanism (Weight connected to a thread), it looks messy..Rega's tone arm manages it without having to have the thread.
 
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