It will be Class A for sure.
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I think it is very interesting that new "high end" tables are appearing on the scene. I have watched this forum (and others) for a long time before I decide to take the plunge back in to "serious vinyl". I got some very good info from some very nice people, most of whom were more than willing to help.
What always amazes me is the amount of money some are willing to spend on a TT/Arm/Cart combo. Not to mention a phono stage. I started back on a budget that I almost immediately shot all to hell. I wanted to do it right for under 2k total. Dream on, or so I thought. Even going 50% OVER budget, it will cost me well under $3000 for a well above average setup. I mean WELL under 3k even if I go with a Shelter 501 NEW. I know Ill have 40 real hours of work in it, but so what? I enjoy it, and that is as important to me as the finished project.
I have lusted after an SME 30/30, which new will cost about 30k with cartridge. I wonder where the 30 name came from....
After starting this Teres project, I thank God I have the skills to do this on my own. I also feel grateful that there are people willing to share the knowledge they have accumulated over the years to help people like me do things correctly based on THEIR experiences.
Don't get me wrong; I think that this "resurgence" in high-end vinyl is a good thing. Unfortunately, it is not for 99.99% of us. What it should do is provide real world benefits to the rest of us. And I am glad that it is happening. But .
Until I hit the lottery, Ill be happy with 95% of the performance for 10% of the price. And if any of you feel the same way, lets hear it!
A Real Turntable on a Budget