I'm a vinyl neophyte about to take the leap into turntables (and speakers, actually) and could use your advice before I make a huge mistake on Craigslist.
What I'm in the Market For: A sub-$100 turntable that will give me a taste of good audio and give me a good jumping-off point for my next purchase. I'd prefer a belt drive, but have found a Technics SL-D2 DD turntable for $75 that looks good to my untrained eye (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ele/3905264070.html
In the next year I'll probably resell that on CL and upgrade to something in the $400 range.
Questions For You:
- Without seeing it in person, does the price seem about right considering the turntable and cartridge?
- When I go see it in person, I'm going to bring a couple records and test it using this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHhJlTmcgqs
) as a guide. Since I don't plan on doing any dj-ing, I don't think the pitch part should matter much (or should it??) Good plan? Anything I else I should be considering?
- If you were in my shoes (sub-$100, used, belt drive preferred, but DD ok, probably upgrading in a year) would you consider getting this turntable or hold out for something else?
Thanks in advance, I know these threads pop up ALL THE TIME, so I appreciate your patience.
Best (and happy almost 4th!),