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I tried 5ghz, didn't help.
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I want to try listening to some vinyl again.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a turntable under $1,500?  Do I need to spend more money to get a good one?  

 

It will be hooked up to a pair of Focal Diablo Utopias and a Devialet 200.

 

I can spend more but I rather buy a cheaper one to start and then if I like it I could buy a nicer one later if needed. 

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Originally Posted by LeatherBoot View Post

I want to try listening to some vinyl again.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a turntable under $1,500?  Do I need to spend more money to get a good one?  

It will be hooked up to a pair of Focal Diablo Utopias and a Devialet 200.

I can spend more but I rather buy a cheaper one to start and then if I like it I could buy a nicer one later if needed. 

Rega RP6

Though you can get great turntables for less. The Rega RP3 sounds great and costs ~$900 new.
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Hmm with cartridge that pushes me over my budget...is there one that is almost as good for a bit less or is that the best in the price range by a mile?

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Hmm with cartridge that pushes me over my budget...is there one that is almost as good for a bit less or is that the best in the price range by a mile?

To be candid, normally you want all the components in your system to be of similar quality, otherwise you will always notice where the weakness is in your system. I have heard an RP3 and RP6 hooked up to a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C1 speakers. Both sounded great though the edge goes to the RP6. On my setup with Paradigm Studio speakers, the RP3 is a great match.

The shop I was in usually recommends the RP6 for speakers like yours. You should be able to find one used at a slightly better price with some patience. Alternatively, you could buy an RP3 and upgrade it. There are some relatively inexpensive upgrades you can do to the RP3 that will greatly enhance the sound. Changing the belt, power supply, upgrading the platter, etc.

I'm assuming you'll also need some money for a nice MC cartridge for the table?
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I want to try listening to some vinyl again.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a turntable under $1,500?  Do I need to spend more money to get a good one?  

It will be hooked up to a pair of Focal Diablo Utopias and a Devialet 200.

I can spend more but I rather buy a cheaper one to start and then if I like it I could buy a nicer one later if needed. 

I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Rega's. If you ever want to upgrade you can easily resell them on Craig's List. I would suggest trying it for a while and seeing how much you actually use it. Lots of people get enthusiastic and enjoy LP's and truntables, but after 6-12 months slip back into easy to use music formats.
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The Rega is a great starter, I agree with the group. The only other option is an older Linn, but they go for really good money now.

I also agree with above. Once you set your stuff up to stream, it's hard to invest in the hassle of LPs.
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The Rega is a great starter, I agree with the group. The only other option is an older Linn, but they go for really good money now.

I also agree with above. Once you set your stuff up to stream, it's hard to invest in the hassle of LPs.

I guess it makes sense in the same way , I have a kindle why get into hassle of buying antique leather books? I have aluminum folding knife with a built in fork and spoon I am never going to buy full Silverware set. etc etc.
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I guess it makes sense in the same way , I have a kindle why get into hassle of buying antique leather books? I have aluminum folding knife with a built in fork and spoon I am never going to buy full Silverware set. etc etc.

I get it. Some may invest in the hobby, but most end up back at the easier alternative like streaming.
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