Boost your audio setup with one of these budget-friendly options
Pro-Ject’s RM-5SE turntable sports a radically different design than the entry-level Debut III (reviewed in Goldmine #756, July 17, 2009), an improved tonearm and a very good phono cartridge. This audiophile rig retails for $999.
THE MARANTZTT-15S1 is a belt-drive turntable that costs $1,699.99. Courtesy of Marantz
Belt drive or direct drive? That’s a question facing every vinyl lover looking to purchase a turntable.
How much would you pay for a classic rock record?; the kind that you can find for a few dollars at a used record store or garage sale? Better Records owner Tom Port has built a business around finding the best-sounding copies of such albums, which can sell for hundreds of dollars. He calls such premium-quality vinyl “hot stampers”