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    There were posts on AV123 with some information on turntables but here I am ready to buy and can't access the info so I'm begging help! I'm looking for a turntable to use with Ref 1's (soon to be ninja'd) and a Gizmo. On Stereophile the only thing I could find under 1k was a Rega P1. I also remember references on AV123 about the Project Debut III. I'd like to stay under $500. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on turntables in this price range?

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    Originally posted by Greene Deere
    There were posts on AV123 with some information on turntables but here I am ready to buy and can't access the info so I'm begging help! I'm looking for a turntable to use with Ref 1's (soon to be ninja'd) and a Gizmo. On Stereophile the only thing I could find under 1k was a Rega P1. I also remember references on AV123 about the Project Debut III. I'd like to stay under $500. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on turntables in this price range?
    I have a Music Hall MMF-5 which is a nice mid-level TT, it is made in the same factory as the Projects in the Czech Republic, so they are pretty similar. Rega's seem to be a little pricier for similar features, but are well regarded. I don't think you can go wrong with any one of these.

    Other options are also Denon's, Technics and vintage TT's.

    I would be tempted to look at the sale Music Direct is having on B-Stock VPI Scouts for something like $1300, if I wanted to move upscale.

    Good luck in the search.

    Jim C

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    • #3
      I'll follow up on the sale from Music Direct. I've had good experience with them in the past. Thanks for the info!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Greene Deere
        There were posts on AV123 with some information on turntables but here I am ready to buy and can't access the info so I'm begging help! I'm looking for a turntable to use with Ref 1's (soon to be ninja'd) and a Gizmo. On Stereophile the only thing I could find under 1k was a Rega P1. I also remember references on AV123 about the Project Debut III. I'd like to stay under $500. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on turntables in this price range?
        Go here...and when you get a chance to...call and talk with Walter..http://www.underwoodhifi.com/

        He can help ya..a lot

        Mac
        Ht #1
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        Integra 9.8 DTS (pre-pro) Emotiva XPA-2 XPA-5 amps
        Oppo 980 Toshiba XA-1 Panasonic BD-60 Direct TV HD-DVR
        Music Hall 7.1 TT Jolida 9a tubed phono stage
        Ninja Master Rocket 850's & NM Bigfoot/450's/ Infinity RS20012 sides/MFW-15 sub

        HT#2
        Sony XBR-2
        Integra 7.8 DTR XPA-5 amp
        Oppo 980 Panasonic BD-30 Sony PS-3 80gig/ X-Box 360HD Direct TV H2O
        Needing help on new speakers & sub..

        2 channel Shanling MC-3 Ninja Master PB ELT-LRS with external cross overs

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        • #5
          Will do. Thank you!

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          • #6
            Hey Deere!

            Did you ever buy a turntable???:scratchchin:

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            • #7
              Sure did. Ended up with the Rega P3/25 with the Elys cartridge. Love it! Paired it up with a Rega Luna phono amp and a Mapletree amp (Theo's) and Ref 1's. It's my kitchen sound system. Even washing dishes if fun these days!!
              Now I'm working on a DIY vinyl washing system. There were some interesting ones on Audiokarma I'm using for inspiration! Stay tuned!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Greene Deere
                Sure did. Ended up with the Rega P3/25 with the Elys cartridge. Love it! Paired it up with a Rega Luna phono amp and a Mapletree amp (Theo's) and Ref 1's. It's my kitchen sound system. Even washing dishes if fun these days!!
                Now I'm working on a DIY vinyl washing system. There were some interesting ones on Audiokarma I'm using for inspiration! Stay tuned!
                What ended up being the problem with the one you got? I didn't follow the thread when I couldn't help.

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                • #9
                  OK, my newbeeness is going to show but I'll confess. Patrick figured it out. The weight on the arm was not set correctly. Got that set & everything has been roses since!
                  :dizzy:

                  Just took a break from unpacking my rockets!!!!!!!!!!!! Back to work!

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                  • #10
                    Which Rockets did you get?
                    Ray

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