Audio Technica AT-LP2X Turntable. Same as previously recorded lowest price.
decent price for an entry level TT… hopefully it stops people buying the cheap flea market/crossley/Marley garbage :)
Knowing nothing about TTs would you recommend a cartridge upgrade or is the supplied one okay?
I have been using one of these for two or so years now with the original cartridge, I have read that an upgrade will improve things slightly but I have had no complaints so far. I'm not an expert but would the money towards a new cartridge not be better spent on just upgrading to a better overall model?
Are you sure you're not using the LP60?
Most of these have a pretty much as good as it gets cartridge and stylus included, so I'd roll with that if you're going with something like this.
These are kind of a set and forget table, replacing the stylus when it's done of course. But no real upgrades and a good entry level setup, but you're probably going to be limited by the other hardware too.
I'd save your money towards a new TT which would take advantage of a better cartridge.
It's more than just the cartridge that goes towards good quality sound - the plinth and how it's braced, tonearm, the motor that drives it, the platter…. I'm not too familiar with audio-technica's range of TT's or cartridges especially at this entry level, I suspect that unless you spend a couple hundred on the VM95EN or above it won't make a difference and even then it's limited by the rest of the machine…and that's if your ears would even tell the difference.
Hi All, is it better to cop this or the Pro-Ject Primary E? Available at around $350 rn
I would say the Project is a better turntable overall (even though it is their absolute entry level) but note that you will need a separate phono stage (the AT in this post has a built in phono stage from memory so you can plug it straight into speakers).