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Item: Project 1Xpression Carbon Turntable w/ Ortofon Bronze and Ortofon Silver Cart
Location: Melbourne City
Item Condition: Used but excellent working order (small chip on right of plinth (see photo)
Reason for selling: Upgraded
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal
I have had this turntable for about 18 months and upgraded the cart to an Ortofon Bronze about six months ago. I would estimate about 100 hours on the cart and the kit works perfectly. Apart from a slight nick on the side of the mahogony plinth, the unit is in great working condition. I have moved onto a significant upgrade so this turntable is no longer required but I'm sure it will give the next owner many years of enjoyment.
All the bits and pieces are included including standard RCA cable, power supply and I have popped into the box, some isolation feet (that makes a massive difference) and the standard Ortofon Silver cartridge, manual, dustcover etc. This has been carefully packaged in the original box so can easily be trnasported across town or across country.
This turntable and cart retail for +/- $1700 so I think this is a pretty fair price and therefore non-negotiable.
Thanks for looking
I have a Linn LP12 which has developed significant hum, probably due to a cable fracture. It's a mid 1990s model with the Valhalla power supply and was serviced with the new bearings etc about 10 years ago But now needs a proper service likely with recabling of the tonearm (Rega RB300 arm). I cannot find anyone in Brisbane who has expertise in this particular area does anyone have any recommendations?
Hello, SNA friends,
I am total novice in turntable and never had one. I mainly listen from network player or CDP but after reading many positive aspects of Vinyl on this forum, keen to try one and need a bit of advice to choose right one if possible.
First of all, I noticed that there are two different types of turntables such as belt driven and direct-drive and each has its own Pros & Cons that I found as below;
A belt drive turntable spins the platter using an elastic belt that’s attached to the motor. The platter sits on a bearing (a bearing is a device that is used to enable rotational or linear movement) and is isolated from the motor.
The elastic belt absorbs shock and prevents vibrations that are generated by the motor from reaching the platter. Isolating the motor from the platter also results in less noise transmission to the tonearm. It is generally believed that belt drive turntables produce better sound quality due to less noise interference from the motor. Cons
Belt Drive turntables have much lower torque and can have less accurate playback speed. The belt can eventually (a few years) wear down and need to be replaced.
In a direct drive turntable, the platter is attached to and spins directly via the motor. Direct drive turntables offer more constant and accurate speeds, and generally feature faster start up times and stronger torque.
Direct Drive turntables have higher torque and offer highly consistent speeds. Higher torque means the platter is less vulnerable to outside forces, such as the stylus or your hand. A higher torque also means that the platter accelerates to a constant speed faster, which results in less sound distortion. Allows you to spin the platter backwards to create special sound effects, which are preferred by DJ’s. Cons
The rotation of the motor generates unwanted vibrations that can affect sound quality. This issue can be addressed with the use of shock absorbers between the platter and the motor.
If I understood correctly, Direct Drive might be better for beginner since it has involved less maintenance and if that case, I am thinking to get "Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB" after reading many positive review online.
If Belt Drive option is better for long run, then may save more and get "Pro-Ject Debut Carbon"?
If I understood correctly, Pro-Ject Carbon does not come with preamp built in so need phono pre-amp separately which will add costs.
Which one might be better for a novice between the two, and is TT + separate pre-amp noticeably better in terms of sound quality against the one that comes with built in Amp?
Any other model suggestions would be welcome and appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance.