Recommend Me A New TT Sub £150


#1

Help !!! New TT Sub £150

Meat Men - a mate at work has just asked me to recommend a TT he can buy for his GF for Christmas. He’s only a lowly paid guy so money is tight.

The sub £150 field looks much of a muchness, but is there anything that stands out amongst the dross?

Cheers in advance.


#2

Something direct drive. Belts at that price are ghastly.


#3

Techie SL-7


#4

Something like this (new), badge engineered, but should be ok.


#5

Needs to be new


#6

That looks like the type of thing - thanks


#7

https://eu.audio-technica.com/AT-LP3

£149 on Amazon


#8

Sub £150 it’ll all be dodgy Chinese things with built in USB, Bluetooth and iffy cartridges. The only one of these I’d consider would be the Audio Technica AT-LP3 and only then ‘cos it’s got a red headshell, which I like.

If your mate can’t stretch to a basic Rega or Pro-Ject and really doesn’t like the idea of a secondhand Pioneer PL-12D, then I wouldn’t bother.


#9

I’ve tried to explain that to him, but money really is tight for the lad. It’s only to play some old records the GF has so I don’t think SQ will matter too much to them, just so long as the cart doesn’t manufacture new grooves for them.


#10

Fairy nuff. In that case - AT-LP3 with the red headshell!


#11

Pioneer PL-12D


#12

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Project Acryl - IT RPM carbon platter upgrade. £130 Amazon.


#13

That looks fucking cool


#14

Sub £150 and new, then this is it.


#15

Hang on a minute, that is not fugly or ginormously spendy! Who the feck are you and what have you done with Dave?


#16

Sorry wrong info. That is for the Carbon platter upgrade only.


#17

Hahahahahahaaaaa.


#18

Gents - thanks for the help. I’ll tell him the AT or Lenco.


#19

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Pro-ject Elemental £155


#20

Pro-ject Primary E Turntable £134. Sevenoaks.