The Turntable Thread - Page 4
It looks lovely, have to say.
I did eventually get a turntable, though a few months ago, when I could not splurge even a little, so it is just one of the automatic Technics quartz direct models that I picked up for $40. When I got it the platter rubbed on the table, and it took me quite a bit of time to decide to rip it open and "modify" the spindle support bushing to hold the spindle another thirty thousandths higher. Success though! It is feeding an Onkyo Integra A-8087 integrated amp and some JBL L15 bookshelfs. Ridiculously modest here, I know, but a vast, vast, vast improvement over my gf's 'all-in-one' Panasonic.
Suggestions for a phono preamp for a basic tube amp and Rega TT.
A couple forums rave about the Cambridge 551P, but like most forums there appears to be group think. At $140 it seems to be a good value. Do I really need to spend $400 at this stage? I'm just getting back into the vinyl.
Just hunt audiogon for something in a price range you are comfortable with. Honestly if you are just getting back into it, I wouldn't agonize over this too much. Or get an ART DJ PRE II for $50 and just replace it when you decide you are serious.
I need a preamp and cartridge. I was set on a Denon 110 but read that a Dynavector 10x5 is the way to go for the P3 series if anyone has any thoughts.
Looking forward to Friday when it arrives to fire it up and enjoy the vintage jazz LP's I've been picking up the last couple of weeks. It is nice to have some good vinyl all ready to enjoy when the TT arrives.
I will connect it to some 90's B&W Mini pods and a Jolida tube amp.