Drop + Audio Technica Carbon VTA Turntable
Drop + Audio Technica Carbon VTA Turntable
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Xnightcrawl
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Feb 25, 2020
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I inherited a lot of vinyl from a friend who retired from his DJ gig and I'm looking forward to purchasing a turntable. I used to have a pair of Technics 1200 years ago. What is the difference between an audiophile grade vs DJ turntable besides the pitch controller.?
Feb 25, 2020
Xnightcrawl
52
Feb 26, 2020
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Thanks!!! One of my regrets was selling my turntables in 2009.
Feb 26, 2020
T.Fernandez
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Collabs
Feb 26, 2020
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I own an SL-1210 Mk2 and SL-1100 so I'm pretty familiar with the classic Technics line.
Feb 26, 2020
globadyne
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Feb 19, 2020
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This is a viable starter turntable
Feb 19, 2020
nony
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Feb 18, 2020
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Please tell me there is worldwide shipping
Feb 18, 2020
Bryant58X
0
Feb 16, 2020
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There is a good chance I will purchase this instead of the P2 I was planning on buying.
Feb 16, 2020
globadyne
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Feb 19, 2020
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P2 is a sizeable upgrade for a variety of reasons
Feb 19, 2020
T.Fernandez
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Collabs
Feb 26, 2020
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Rega's are pretty great but with the money saved you could certainly buy some some additional cartridges to try out.
Feb 26, 2020
DenonFanboy
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Feb 10, 2020
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Feb 10, 2020
Blze001
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Feb 24, 2020
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That table retails for $300 I think, so probably same ballpark for this?
Feb 24, 2020
amey.kanade
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Product Marketing
Feb 26, 2020
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Sure, but not the exact. Drop made a bunch of new updates to this model which you typically find in $1,000+ turntables.
  •  VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle, the latest story on the product page has more details)
  • All metal tonearm base (plastic on the LPW40)
  • Solid metal tonearm lift (plastic on the LPW40)
  • Exclusive unique dark-wood finish
Feb 26, 2020
Liam205
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Feb 9, 2020
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Will this ship internationally or are my hopes up for nothing
Feb 9, 2020
CasioPSX
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Feb 9, 2020
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I wonder what the price point of this will be
Feb 9, 2020
Nastynate435
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Feb 22, 2020
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This. Turntables have always been outside my price range for a good model.
Feb 22, 2020
NightBird
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Feb 8, 2020
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I'd be interested if the cartridge is replaceable.
Feb 8, 2020
of course, getting into the hobby is exciting! never feel bad to ask questions :D
Feb 12, 2020
rhpot1991
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Feb 26, 2020
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Anything in the VM95 line can be used here, just keep in mind the headshell is the curved model where most of the premounted ones I've seen use the straight model. https://www.turntablelab.com/search?type=product&q=vm95+cartridge
Feb 26, 2020
Asheikm
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Feb 7, 2020
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Hopefully there could be an auto return feature. Having to drop everything and run at the end takes away from the whole listening experience. For this reason I never upgraded from an AT-LP60. Instead, I incrementally tacked on $ change as a counterbalance for VTA adjustment :-). I have been eyeing the Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge for a few years now, but haven't found a suitable table (with auto return). The AT-LP3 is too plasticky to be an upgrade.
Feb 7, 2020
Nah, there isn't and shouldn't be IMO. Auto return is often one of the first features to break on any turntable. A failing system can wreak havoc on your vinyl as well with unwanted scratches. Any mechanics you do add can lead to possible unwanted vibrations as well. Sure, there were some really decent auto return tables (mainly linear tracking ones) but almost every high end turntable is manual.
Feb 18, 2020
Asheikm
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Feb 18, 2020
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I understand that extra mechanics and functionality can lead to more paths to failure. But there is something to consider in incremental performance improvement vs convenience of use. I have chosen to weight convinence non-negligibly. Maybe someday I'll get to hear a super high end table that's makes the performance increment greater than the loss in convenience. If that happens I might shift my stance :). I guess a parallel can be drawn to the cars we drive. I would much rather take the added functionality of air conditioning, comfortable seats, driver assist, etc, over a stripped down performance version. Loss of convenience vs incremental performance improvement...
Feb 18, 2020
phoenixsong
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Feb 7, 2020
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I've got a Pro-ject debut carbon with ortofon 2m red- will this be an upgrade? If not, how can I make the most of what I have now? Still not fully satisfied with the sound from them :p
Feb 7, 2020
phoenixsong
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Feb 13, 2020
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Fayne, which mat materials would you recommend and why?
Feb 13, 2020
Fayne
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Feb 13, 2020
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I'm currently a fan of acrylic, especially with a heavy weight/clamp. I initially got the combo (which I linked) because a number of the older special edition LP I own are warped (clear/tinted stuff from the 70s did not hold up). It helped flatten them out enough so that playback didn't have any noticeable warping noises. After using it with a bunch of good vinyl, I found it did help tighten the bass response a bit while bolstering the mids a smidge. Both of which didn't make too much of an overall impact for my setup because the gear I'm running is fairly warm and vibrant for mid-fi (Denon VL12 Prime turntable, Teac AX-501 and Nobsound 6P1 amps, Yaqin MS-23B Phono preamp, Yaqin CD3 line buffer, and Pioneer FS52 and BS22 speakers with SP-8 subwoofer), and were only easily noticed when using the monitor out with my HD6xx and T1.2 cans. I did not (and still don't) like cloth mats. They have a bad habit of generating and holding static electricity. Plus they leave detritus on the bottom side of the LP. I did find that putting the cloth mat between the turntable platter and the acrylic mat helped isolate some of the vibrations generated by the floor-standing speakers and subwoofer, but that is more anecdotal than anything else. Edit: Also, a handy benefit of the acrylic platter is being able to easily and accurately set the anti-skate controls on turntables that have 'em. Without risk of damaging the stylus or vinyl, even. Start the table without any vinyl, place the stylus about 1/4 the way to the edge of the acrylic, and adjust the anti-skate control until the tonearm doesn't move in either direction. Too much or too little will have the tonearm either heading towards the center or outside of the platter.
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Feb 13, 2020
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