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Re: The profane and the sacred: Turntable news from Digital Music News

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Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 8 Jan 2016 23:19:36 +0200

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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.


Cheers
Shai Drori
Expert digitization services for Audio Video
Hi Res scanning for film 8mm-35mm
www.audiovideofilm.com
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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
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sam Brylawski
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:43 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] The profane and the sacred: Turntable news from
> Digital Music News
>
> "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).
>
>
> http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/01/07/millions-of-people-are-buying-this-50-turntable/
>
> [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"]
>
> And...
>
> :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.
>
> http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/01/07/698337/
>

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