Friend of mine has been pestering me about a starter set up to play records. He started looking at some new cheap and nasty USB TT’s he’d seen on Amazon but I’ve tried to steer him away from the barely above Crossley things and convince him to set his sights a little higher.
He says that his budget is £500 but I reckon there’s a bit of flexibility, maybe to £750 at a push.
He’s okay with second hand after a bit or persuasion. I think we’re looking at TT and cart, integrated amp with phono, and a pair of stand mount speakers.
Any ideas and potential stuff in your loft for consideration please.
@freefallrob had a lovely Rega P1 at very reasonable money. It is like new, worth dropping him a PM.
There is a Arcam A85 on the Wam.
Find some Royd Eden’s, Sintra’s or Sapphire’s coupled with Atacama SE24 stands.
I reckon you’ll be very close to £500 and it would a really great starter system.
Hope that helps
As suggested above. There’s also another pair of small unidentified Royd speakers on there for £120. Either would be an excellent move at this kind of budget. Actually I think there were some Abbots on there for 120 yesterday as well.
I’ve got a Linn Axis in very good condition with a Denon DL110 cart on it which I would sell for £400. If I got £400 I would include a Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 phono amp. That is a very good vinyl front end for not a lot of money.