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Originally Posted by Torgo
With that price tag, it might be better to just get a new player.
I agree. There arenít any inexpensive players Iíve found that meet my criteria, so vintage/used is the only way I found.
Originally Posted by John McClane
Are you saying it was shipped to you like that? I'm assuming an ebay/secondhand purchase?
Yep. Wedged in a thicc styrofoam cooler. Maybe it worked when it was shipped. It didnít work when arrived.
With that price tag, it might be better to just get a new player.
Are you saying it was shipped to you like that? I'm assuming an ebay/secondhand purchase?
A repair shop gave me an estimate of $150-$250 for a frozen mechanism and broken needle.

My first sign of trouble was it got shipped in a styrofoam cooler.
I oughta play mine again sometime soon. I've neglected it in favor of the convenience of Spotify and Sonos, I'm ashamed to admit.
I love a good record player. I only have a few vinyls, but itís a classy collection.

My original pressing of The River has seen many revolutions.
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Anybody an expert on record players? 50ís-70ís plastic types.
Look for a manual one. They're higher maintenance, but they provide the best sound and cause less wear and tear to your records than automatic ones. Also, while I like my glass platter, I've heard that acrylic ones are just as good if not better. My player is a Rega P1, which hasn't let me down yet.
Anybody an expert on record players? 50ís-70ís plastic types.
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