Stylus size? How about vertical cancellation!
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I think the people that buy 50$ turntables couldn't care less about correct stylus size. I would be surprised if it even has a different EQ setting for that speed. The picture looks like a regular t4p cartridge.
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On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:19 PM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all
> Does that $50 turntable come with a 78s stylus?
> I understand it's not a Technics SL-1200, but if it's going to play
> 78s, it needs to have a 78rpm stylus included.
> Does anyone know, please?
> Ben Roth
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> "Millions of People are Buying This $50 Turntable" By Paul Resnikoff
> It’s simple. It’s cheap. And it’s selling like mad. According to
> Amazon, the Jensen JTA-230 3 Speed Stereo Turntable with Built-in
> Speakers was the best-selling home audio product over the holidays,
> easily trumping more expensive stereo systems.
> That includes the Yamaha RX-V677 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV
> Receiver, which placed second in the holiday ranking. The RX-V677 is
> a strong-selling, sophisticated receiver that includes support for
> Apple AirPlay for seamless iOS audio compatibility, not to mention Mac
> and Windows PC wireless support. That’s been a hit for Yamaha, though
> the RX-V677, discounted at $370, is out-of-reach for most music fans.
> Which introduces the obvious question: who needs an expensive,
> high-end digital stereo system when you can have a belt-driven, old
> school turntable for $50? The Jensen is an all-in-one,
> budget-conscious solution, with three-speed support (33, 45, 78) for any old-school vinyl playback need.
> It even has a the speaker built-in, for plug-and-play instant gratification.
> For those looking for some digital accoutrements, the JTA-230 also has
> a USB and aux port for attaching devices or more speakers. There’s
> also a high-end, sophisticated WiFi-enabled multi-channel EQ — just
> kidding! The JTA has none of that, though it does have a volume knob.
> Indeed, simplicity is the secret of this success story, and so is the
> price: for those looking for post-Christmas bargain, the Jensen is now
> $48.99 on Amazon.
> The surprise success story coincides with another banner year for
> vinyl, with cheaper turntables filling a massive void. According to
> just-released stats, sales of LPs jumped another 52 percent in the US
> alone, with a similar story emerging across the pond. But a lot of
> those sales are for LPs that are never played, because a large
> percentage of buyers don’t own turntables (and typically can’t afford them).
> [From Sam: I doubt that millions have been sold. Maybe they meant it
> to be "Millions of Records Will Be Ruined By This $50 Turntable"]
> :Technics New SL-1200G Turntable Will Reportedly Cost $4000" By
> Charlotte Hassan
> Earlier this week at the CES convention in Las Vegas,Panasonic and
> Technics announced the return of the SL-1200 class of turntable.
> According to reports the product will cost $4,000, which is a massive
> increase from the £1200 that it cost for the SL-1200.
> The newly upgraded SL-1200G Grand Class edition comes on the 50-year
> anniversary of the leading turntable company. The new version aims to
> resolve some of the structural issues that have plagued some of their
> older models. The new upgraded features include a core-less motor that
> eliminates the vibrations that plagued the older version and
> rotational positioning sensors that will even out any remaining vibrations.
> Although the updated product brings various additional benefits, there
> is a potential downfall – The high price point of the new SL-1200G
> places it in the luxury category, which potentially puts it out of
> reach for certain price conscious customers or casual fans who do not
> use turntables professionally.
> Without doubt, Technics are premium pieces of musical gear, however
> the price point is more than double the retail price of the previous
> Technics turntable, so customers will be expecting a significant jump
> in performance to justify that expenditure. Panasonic will be relying
> on DJs and music enthusiasts the part with their money.
> The models won’t be released until summer, so the verdict won’t be
> delivered until then.