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Fergalicious

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  1. Yep, I'm keeping my eyes open for a cheap 505-2 as well. The way people talk about their setups around here is can't hurt to have a second table.
  2. I am soon to be the proud owner of a project debut carbon. Got it off the classifieds here for 250. Also got a phono preamp with it for another 110. Can't wait to set it up. The seller was bennyc, he has been great with packaging for postage too. Thanks for all your help everyone, giving your wisdom to help a rookie like me is very appreciated.
  3. Thanks for the advice. I reckon I'll run just manual for a bit and see if I end up wanting the auto lift.
  4. I've been looking at pro-jects in a little more detail and came across that last night. Looks like the best of both worlds. There's a few debut carbons floating around eBay but they're all in Sydney. Two of them are at 250 at the moment. There's one local to me who is asking 450 but it's basically brand new and has a cork mat. I can't stretch the wife to 450 but might be able to see if he's be willing to go for 400. Is that too much or about right?
  5. Hi mate, Im interested in the turntable and the preamp. I’ll send a PM.
  6. Well I think I’m not quite ready for 5 on the go. more to the point, your wife should start giving seminars to the rest of our wives on how resistance is futile and they may as well join us.
  7. Yeah, I keep reading that some of the idler models were pretty good in their day. I reckon I'll keep an eye on Project Debuts and snap one of those up while keeping a lookout for a cheap dual of any description and try my hand at restoring the thing. So I take it that most of you think Dual>Pioneer? Or am I reading that wrong.
  8. I've just had a thought that every one on here has probably had. Why don't I just get two TTs? I keep hearing good things about the dual. And they seem fairly easy to come by too.
  9. Haha, I know you're right. If I want background music then I should just use my Bluetooth speaker. Keep the vinyl for dedicated listening. I've seen a project debut carbon DC for 250 at the moment. That seems like a good buy. I'll keep an eye on the classifieds section as well. Buying a turntable seems a bit like buying a house. You set your budget but then keep seeing things that are more than you can afford but are heaps better.
  10. Hi all, I’m after some advice about a new turntable. I have so many questions but I’ll try to keep this post to the essentials at the moment. Basically, I’m after turntable, possibly vintage, of reasonable quality. I’ve got approval for $300 from the wife but I reckon I could push her to $400 without too many issues. I’d be playing these through a pair of Dali concept bookshelf speakers and either an 80s era Yamaha amp (nothing special) or a more recent pioneer amp. A better amp purchase will come later. My music choices will be rock/indie, all eras, a lot of modern stuff like Radiohead, the National, Bon Iver. Also a little bit of jazz. I’m quite handy with electronics and mechanical stuff so a vintage turntable doesn’t scare me with maintenance. I service my own guitars and amps just fine so I think I’ll pick it up alright. I’m currently looking at a pioneer pl-15r for $260 that has been serviced by a guy in Adelaide that sells a lot of vintage gear. There’s also a pioneer pl-15d for $150 but this would need some work to get it right. Are these worth it? I keep reading about getting a project debut on the forums but an all manual turntable scares me a bit. I’m the kind of guy who will put a record on and then get distracted by something and leave the thing spinning for hours so an auto return deck seems to be the right fit for me. Unless you all say I’m an idiot and the project is so much better than the pioneer that I’d be stupid to consider anything else. I've also got my eye on a dual cs505-2 in good nick for $175. These seem to be a bit more complicated and may not be anything special anyway. Any help and advice is greatly appreciated. I don’t need audiophile quality or anything, just something that will sound good and I won’t outgrow in 6 months. Thanks, sorry for the essay, Ferg
  11. Thanks Gibbo, I wasn't sure whether to just post my boundaries here or in another part of the forum. I've been having a look at the classifieds. Heaps of good stuff there so I'm keeping my eyes open. I'm unfortunately one of those 'good sound on a tight budget' type of people.
  12. Hi all, I’m a bit of a newbie when it comes to the whole vinyl game. I’ve got the start of a decent collection going on, a few old classics and quite a few more recent soon to be classics. Currently looking at buying a turntable to spin these records of mine. Used to have a technics d2 but that went missing a few years back. I think I’ve come to the right place for some wisdom. Cheers, Ferg
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