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jaromarcin 06-19-2019 12:17 PM

Looking for first Turntable
 
Hello,
I'm looking for a gift for my wife for her 30th birthday. Our hobby is watching movies in our home theater setup and listening to music in our small apartment. She said in the past that collect old vinyl could be a nice hobby. So the idea was to buy a Turntable. I'm completely new in this topic. Budget 200-400 $ (target would be 300$). My home theater system AVR-X2300W + Dali Zensor 7 white (5.1) (I will change the sub for VTF-2 MK5). The only critical point is that we are living temporarily in the USA and the goal would be to use in Poland so it must work on 220-230V in Poland.
Right now my best candidate is Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon (Red) (But this one is very close to upper budget.
Thanks!

RayGuy 06-19-2019 10:01 PM

Check out the Orbit U-Turn turntable. Build your own with an acrylic platter, Ortofon om5e cartridge (allows upgrade to the om10 or om20 stylus when you are ready for better), manual arm lift, and built in phono pre-amp or get one separately. Choose the color she would like best.

The Ortofon Red cartridge is known for being bright. With your speakers of choice, the added brightness would probably be a bit much.

https://uturnaudio.com/products/orbit-custom

Class A 06-20-2019 05:34 AM

Wouldn't worry about the voltage you can get an inexpensive step up voltage regulator like the Minwa Mw2P045 on line when you move back to Europe. So you can be open to any TT you want.:)

jaromarcin 06-20-2019 08:13 AM

Thanks for all the recommendation. U-turn was one of my first choices but the problem is that I don't think that Minwa Mw2P045 would work but I'm not a specialist. I think I will have to have full big converter (I asked U-turn company, they recommended Frequency Converter https://www.kccscientific.com/produc...ncy-converter/ additional 150$ ;/ ).
One of the colleagues recommended Fluance RT81 it should work in the USA and in Poland (based on specification (100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)). It has also built in pre amp so if I understand well I could use it very easy with my Denon (am I right?).
Thanks for all the clarifications.

yanks1 06-20-2019 06:57 PM

Looking for first Turntable
 
Fluance RT81 is great entry level turntable; I have one & very happy with it. I also have a $600 e-project TT and don’t think it’s much better... honest opinion

RayGuy 06-20-2019 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaromarcin (Post 58206556)
Thanks for all the recommendation. U-turn was one of my first choices but the problem is that I don't think that Minwa Mw2P045 would work but I'm not a specialist. I think I will have to have full big converter (I asked U-turn company, they recommended Frequency Converter https://www.kccscientific.com/produc...ncy-converter/ additional 150$ ;/ ).
One of the colleagues recommended Fluance RT81 it should work in the USA and in Poland (based on specification (100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)). It has also built in pre amp so if I understand well I could use it very easy with my Denon (am I right?).
Thanks for all the clarifications.

Not as pretty, but will do 220V natively:

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technic...NTJ033VPPNM6PY

jaromarcin 06-20-2019 09:08 PM

Thanks for all your answers I prefer the design of Fluance RT81 especially this for a gift. Moreover it has very nice reviews, however, I'm still open for recommendations.
Additionally, can someone confirm that it should not be an issue using it in Europe without buying this huge converter? It will be a huge unfortunate if for some reasons which I'm not aware, it will not work or it might have some issues.

The other question which cross my mind, if the turntable is a gift it would be good to buy some speakers because we don't have any right now in the USA and we will come back to Poland in few months so any recommendations for some cheap powered bookshelf speaker?


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