They're really quiet. I cut a 78 once for the hell of it and it sounded utterly great played back on the Empire we used for QC.
>Does anybody have any useful advice or opinions about Empire
>turntables? In particular, whether they're a good choice for playing 78s?
>I have an opportunity to buy one (sorry, don't know which model
>number) for $100. It seems to be in decent condition (probably needs
>a new belt, just on general principle). I would use it with a Shure
>My biggest concern is that it does not offer variable speed, so I
>won't be able to adjust it for different types, ages and brands of
>discs. I suppose I could adjust the speed in software, but that's not
>always an option for casual listening.
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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