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Old 14th April 2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Aiwa stereo turntable PX-860

Hello Im new. I got a Aiwa stereo turntable PX-860. Well my grandmother got it for me in 1999. But I have just found it and using it. Anyway hows the quality of it? Is the plastic platter ok or should I upgrade to a older turntable.

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Old 14th April 2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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You should go for another unit, preferably an old Thorens or something like that. That Aiwa thing is good for nothing.
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Old 14th April 2004, 02:30 PM   #3
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Thats for the replay.
What a about a Sansui turntable model sr-4050c or a Mitsubishi Automatic Return Turntable DP-37B
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Old 14th April 2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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Well I got a Mitsubishi Automatic Return Turntable DP-37B for $5.00. Hows that?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...090328479&rd=1
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You seem to be swimming in the nether regions of turntable quality.

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Old 15th April 2004, 12:11 AM   #6
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Well at least it's not plastic. Also If I buy a good cartrige and needle and a good preamp and belt. it should be a lot better then the plastic aiwa? shouldn't it?
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But what is it if not plastic...?
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Old 15th April 2004, 12:42 AM   #8
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The platter is aluminum. So with new needle and pre-amp do you think it will work well?
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Old 15th April 2004, 01:14 AM   #9
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The platter is aluminum
No. THIS is an aluminum platter:
Click the image to open in full size.

To be serious: It all depends how far you want to go. Is that Mitsubishi "a good turntable" compared to what is possible or even desirable? I don't think so.

But: It costed you five bucks, that's a great deal. And if you put a new needle/cartridge on it, you will be able to listen to vinyl records and it will most probably be able to give you an idea why vinyl is such a great thing. Not a bad thing for the beginning.
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Old 15th April 2004, 01:35 AM   #10
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What would be a good pre-amp in the $20-$50 Range. Should I get used
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