Uber any used cheapo ceramic cart turntable with a 78 needle will do. No need to get fancy wi 78s. They are pre-hifi. Lots of midrange and thats about it. Very interesting to listen to. Look around at yard sales etc. I found one by Sylvania a few years back for 10 bucks that worked perfectly. I keep it around for when needed. Most people with ceramic cart tables that had the flp over 33/78 needles never used the 78 needle so many are in good condition. I played and converted my old 78s to digital and out them on my music server. Ceramic carts are the ones used commonly on mass produced record players/turntables from the late 50s into the early eighties when people had some interest in playing old 78s as well as newer lps. A ceramic cart table connects to any line level input on a pre-amp. Not phono input! I connect the Slyvania to my Audio Research pre-amp when needed. I bet it never had such good company!
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Or you could simply play it on your existing table. My deck supports 78rpm playback (which I get to use with this https://kittydaisyandlewis.officialstore.co.uk/Shop/PhysicalDetails?pid=KDL_PH_4 )
And add a Miyajima Kotetu as the playback cartridge with a 3mil stylus ... obviously you can spec a fancier Miyajima if you prefer
btw there's amazing dynamic range and emotion in 78s so they do respond to quality playback even if the ultimate frequency extremes are limited
Yep that sounds like the one I see on eBay, same price range.
Sounds ok from specs t bh with +/- 12% on speed and a digital output to boot.
Would need a phono stage with that as well though but a $40 budget job would do.
I am sure it does not have a 78 specific stylus though so a few more dollars.
Mapmans idea so far is by far the cheapest...lol