As far as “entry level” turntables are concerned, Pro-Ject Carbon Debut’s are always a solid bet. I had one for nearly a decade with an Ortofon Blue 2M MM. It was more than enough as I learned how to properly collect and play vinyl. You can find them used cheap online. Gearbox Records out of the UK recently collaborated with Pro-Ject on a small footprint plug-n-play that sounds fantastic and has some neat features, fwiw https://store.gearboxrecords.com/pages/turntable On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 5:04 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > A member of the younger generation has asked about turntables and vinyl - > wonder what is currently available moderately priced with > > reasonably good sound ????? > > noticed a couple of "Bluetooth" turntables (Sony, Audio-Technica - $150 > price) which can connect to conventional audio system using built-in > > preamp, and also directly to Bluetooth speaker/headphone devices. > > Some comments indicate using Bluetooth does NOT give > > particularly pleasing sound (which was what many look for from vinyl).\ The > ability to connect to a Computer sound card and > > transfer the recordings is attractive feature - have not read any comments > about how good that is. > > Anyone have experience with these ???? > > What are the alternatives ??? > > If one were to buy an "audio system" that we used in the old days, one would > need turntable, cartridge, preamp, amp/receiver, speakers - > > which would be a lot more expensive ??? > > Are there any good compact audio systems - all in one speakers, receiver, > turntable ?? > > A primary requirement is the need for a tone arm/cartridge which does not > destroy the vinyl. > > appreciate any information, suggestions. > > THANKS! Thomas.