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Question What turntable to buy with £400 cartridge and £200 preamp

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millennia_one

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sorry, but i dont understand why your not looking at probably the best bang for buck table on the market, the technics 1500c. It has an amazing built in pre (would take around 4-600 quid to truly beat it and not just side stepping) and will happily take a 2m black when your ready to upgrade darko audio seems to like it. Comes with a perfectly expectable 2m red. Which sounds better on the table than it has any right to.

Failing that if you want to upgrade straight away sell the red and buy the cart of your choice. probably be couple hundred over budget. But i never pay the price on the ticket and im sure deals can be made. The table would last you a life time.
 
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Gray

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sorry, but i dont understand why your not looking at probably the best bang for buck table on the market, the technics 1500c. It has an amazing built in pre (would take around 4-600 quid to truly beat it and not just side stepping) and will happily take a 2m black when your ready to upgrade darko audio seems to like it. Comes with a perfectly expectable 2m red. Which sounds better on the table than it has any right to.

Failing that if you want to upgrade straight away sell the red and buy the cart of your choice. probably be couple hundred over budget. But i never pay the price on the ticket and im sure deals can be made. The table would last you a life time.
I like the look of that Technics myself. At £900 they're not exactly giving it away, but as stated above, it does include the preamp and cartridge which adds to the value.
I've had a play with the old 1200 DJ model and liked that. They say the 1500C is more cheaply made (in China, not Japan), otherwise all you're really losing is the pitch control - no loss at all. Nice direct drive, no new drive belts ever needed.
Removable headshell for easy cart changes (if that's important to you).
I'm interested and I've got a perfectly good TT already!
 

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