View Full Version : I didn't want to do this, but...

08-25-2007, 06:28 PM
I'm going to use you guys as my google. Partly because I'm too lazy to do the work myself, but also because I know a lot of you will be able to help me out in this.

I want to get a record player for my birthday. I have a lot of 7-inches I want to play, and a few LPs. I want it to be portable (at least, I think I do... you could talk me out of it). I have no idea where to start or how much money to spend on it or where I can get it. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance,

full on idle
08-25-2007, 06:36 PM
Get a pink one.

08-25-2007, 06:40 PM
well you can have the greatest recordplayer in the world, but if you dont have a great amplifier and great speakers its still gonna suond like poop. this is assuming you have these thigns already....do you?

08-25-2007, 06:44 PM
this one is cool:


$99 here (http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=3009&cat=309#)

08-25-2007, 06:53 PM
awesome. totally what i had in mind.

superfiction, i do not have either of those. could you verse me in that as well if you have time?

rage patton
08-25-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow, that is awesome. My girlfriend and I have been looking for a record player for a long time. I will have to tell her about this.

Thanks for starting this thread Tessa!

08-25-2007, 07:03 PM
well really it depends on what youre looking for quality wise. if youre an audiophile then you need to look into such things, but it looks liek the one ewiggy posted has its own built in speakers, which im sure would be fine for the average listener. but i mean if youre gonna go all out and get a high end record player then you def wanna pick up some other equipment to go with it, but it sorta becomes an expensive little venture.

also a lot of times you can find sick vintage set ups at garage sales though. great amps and speakers. really thats what id recommend for affordability. kinda hunt around and you can probably get a full set up (amp, speakers, recordplayer) for 3-500. or you could go with the $99 one wiht the built in speakers. it really just depends how much you wanna invest in it

08-25-2007, 07:04 PM
I have both an Onkyo and a Technics.

08-25-2007, 07:15 PM
I have one like ewiggy posted, but it also has a cd player. I got it at Macy's a few years ago on sale for $125 or so, it was originally $180.


More info here (http://www.radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=54582&sid=MTAwOTM1OTY6&Svr=.62&l=1&source=)

I had this sony turntable (http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=35910&WT.mc_n=66&WT.mc_t=U&cm_ven=COMPARISON%20SHOPPING&cm_cat=DEALTIME&cm_pla=DATAFEED-%3EPRODUCTS&cm_ite=1%20PRODUCT&cm_keycode=66) hooked up to a stereo, while on the east coast, and it sounded better. But the sound is pretty good on the standalone. Not audiophile, obviously, and surprisingly the cd sound is not very good. I got the standalone because it would have cost a fortune to have my old turntable and stereo shipped to me, in addition to having to replace the stylus, which broke while sitting in a box in storage somehow.

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R3d Snapper
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rage patton
08-25-2007, 11:07 PM
Thank you Mr. Nipples. You made my night.

I wonder what record that cat is sitting on?

08-25-2007, 11:33 PM

If you want something a bit more modern


08-26-2007, 10:45 AM
That one RULES. I like the look of Kristen's better but I like the options of that one more.

08-26-2007, 11:19 AM

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08-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Kristen, I have almost that same record player, but i bought mine from a schoolhouse when they were doing a garage sale, and it was over 50 years old. It still works which is all I care about.

08-26-2007, 02:25 PM
I think it would be cool if you could hire a midget who wore a turntable as a hat. That way, it would be portable, and it would involve midgets.

08-26-2007, 02:44 PM
you really are bored, aren't you.

08-26-2007, 03:00 PM

If you want something a bit more modern


i think this is the one i was gonna post. its by numark. i didnt follow the link but this looks like it, plays at 33, 45 and 78. pretty slick and portable.

09-09-2007, 05:47 PM
so, i decided to go with this one: http://www.amazon.com/Numark-PT01-Portable-DJ-Turntable/dp/B0002ABOFS/ref=dp_return_1/104-1890466-8933547?ie=UTF8&n=172282&s=electronics

Whoever posted it, thank you. I just ordered it. $77 including shipping. Such a steal. I'll let you know how it goes!

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09-09-2007, 06:07 PM
what do you mean pot

09-09-2007, 06:10 PM
what do you mean pot


09-09-2007, 07:28 PM
no godzilla pics for me?