1. My reciever has a phono input, so I'm set there. My particular receiver has a 2 ch "analog direct" mode. No extra processing, just amplification of the sound. Am I correct in assuming that this is the setting I would want to listen to records to? No D/A conversion etc etc
2. Unfortunately the AT-LP60s cartridge can't be upgraded. I have read that the needle could be though. Not 100% clear on that subject though. I see various articles on people upgrading their cartridges. So any knowledgeable clarification on that would be appreciated.
3. While listening with "2 ch analog direct" enabled, my receivers EQ wont function. is there anyway to be able to EQ in the analog domain? Or is analog meant to be listened to 'flat"
4.Pretty sure the AT-LP60 is what I'm going to get. However, if anyone has a suggestion about something in the 100$ range that they think would be better, please feel free to suggest. I know at this price point, there arent a whole lot of options.
Thanks in advance for any help, its much appreciated!
2. You can upgrade/replace the cartridge.
3. The EQ is probably digital and that's why you cannot use it in the analog domain.
4. For $100, there's nothing better new. Used is another story.
Thank you for taking the time to respond sir. You mentioned used. Other then ebay, do you know of a reputable place to buy a used turntable?
Good point. Perhaps it might be best to get the AT now and learn about setup and upgrades and, in the future, you can use that knowledge to choose better.
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