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frend2001

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Dear FMs

Out to buy a new TT under the 50k budget.

I'm totally open to all suggestions and pointers and have no bias for BD or DD.

The only specifications that matter are compatibility of 1/2 Inch cart mounting and low inner groove distortion.

Please advice.
 

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I have Philips 242with shure m55e cart and it is way better than rega rp1 which was given good reviews, so my suggestion is old is gold.
 

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Out of the new TT, I would recommend only Rega . But I think below 50 K you may only get RP 1 for around 36K . You may have to up your budget to around 70 K and go for a RP 3 which in my opinion is a fairly decent TT. But a Lenco L 75 modified with a compatible arm should give you better performance.
 

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Out of the new TT, I would recommend only Rega . But I think below 50 K you may only get RP 1 for around 36K . You may have to up your budget to around 70 K and go for a RP 3 which in my opinion is a fairly decent TT. But a Lenco L 75 modified with a compatible arm should give you better performance.

Lenco L-75 is much better even without modification. FM Tek has both Rega Rp3 and L-75 in original condition. He prefers Lenco. Modified Lenco is in a different league.

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Out of the new TT, I would recommend only Rega . But I think below 50 K you may only get RP 1 for around 36K . You may have to up your budget to around 70 K and go for a RP 3 which in my opinion is a fairly decent TT. But a Lenco L 75 modified with a compatible arm should give you better performance.

Rega RP3 without catridge is $700. Is it worth it at that price? Lenco is vintage one..so, it should be difficult to source one..right? Sorry..i am total noob when in comes to TT.
 

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Lenco L-75 is much better even without modification. FM Tek has both Rega Rp3 and L-75 in original condition. He prefers Lenco. Modified Lenco is in a different league.

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Sachin

Yes, I have both Lenco and Rega, but just to corrct Sachu, I have a Lenco L 70 and not L 75. The Rega I have is a P3-24 which I had bought for around 52k brand new few years ago.

I like both TT's a lot for different reasons. I am running Denon Dl110 cart on both tables. I like the Lenco for its heft and attack. It is more "slamming" is the word I use when listening to mostly Rock. The Rega I prefer when I want to get more into the mid range of things. I like to use the word "clinical" for the Rega sound I get. So each one is good for certain albums vs the other. I am happy to have both. I do find I get less inner groove distortion on the Rega, but that could also be because the L70 headshell is pretty massive and bulky, and hard to properly align a cart as opposed to the Rega.
 

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Do you have a phono stage or are you also looking at that under 50k. Also could you give an idea f the rest of the system you use ?


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With a 50K budget, you can even look at the Technics stable, SL1200 or SL1210, availability can be challenging though.

Technics DD turntables in good condition, are a vinyl lover's best friend. Worth every penny spent on them.
 
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frend2001

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Indeed SL1200 seems to be best contender. Looked at a few. Pricing from 35k to 55k.

But comes with a clinch either cosmetic or mechanical. So I'm not at ease with that.

I currently have CNC phono stage as phono pre.
 

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Turntable : Technics SL - 220, Cosmic HS410 DD

If you have a strong heart, make one out of the two you have or modify one of them.

What are going wrong in the current ones by the way?

I am in the way of assembling one from two TTs. It's first of all a thrilling experience to see a turning table producing music all of a sudden! and second benefit is the cost.
Only problem (to me) is to find a good motor with known RPM and good torque. I am trying with one from Cosmic BD 2000, let's see....
 
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