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Post subject: Turntables for 45's  PostPosted: Feb 26, 2014 - 02:18 PM
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Newbie here. Can anyone recommend a turntable for just 45's. That's all I collect.
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dunno manufacturer, but that Mickey Mouse model looks tailor-made 4 singles...
 
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It depends on a few things...
First, how much do you want to spend, and what kind of 45s are in your collection?
Do you want to play "rare & collectable" 45s, or just some common titles to play & enjoy?
There's not really any "45 rpm specific" players being made anymore;
but you might consider a vintage RCA Victor "EY" series that has been restored and fitted with a modern cartridge.
Or, if you have room, a jukebox.
IMO, in the long run it's probably better to buy a good multi-speed deck; sometime down the road you may find yourself collecting LPs, too.
Stay away from mass-market record player brands like "Jensen" and "Crosley" found in Target or Walmart....you'll hate the way they sound.
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 28, 2014 - 06:31 AM
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IMO, in the long run it's probably better to buy a good multi-speed deck; sometime down the road you may find yourself collecting LPs, too.
Stay away from mass-market record player brands like "Jensen" and "Crosley" found in Target or Walmart....you'll hate the way they sound.


Agreed - 100%.

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I've been hunting flea markets and second hand stores and nobody has one. Thanks for the advice. Those mass market ones are too pricey also. I just collect 45's for nostalgia mostly. And the b-sides are fun.
 
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You're already on the right track...Be patient and you'll find a cool turntable soon enough.
In the last 4 years, I've found (low to mid-range) TT's made by Akai, Technics, Pioneer, and Marantz at thrift stores & Flea markets for next to nothing.
 
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If you give us some idea of your budget, one of our members may be able to help you. Some have plenty of turntables they have collected over the years and may be prepared to part with one that suits you.

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For just 45 singles, why not an AMI/Rowe late model like a R92. It's also neat to have in your living room for fun.
 
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