But how does the U-turn sound compared to the Yamaha?
I was impressed by the features of the U-Yurn
- belt drive around the outside of the platter for consistent speed/Quick start-up
- low centre of gravity counter weight for improved tracking
- acrylic platter for improved details
- noise shedding plinth
The U-Turn is "basic" (build wise) compared to the more "substantial looking" Yamaha - but - which TT performs the best sonically? That’s the key!
The Yamaha, by comparison to the U-Turn is a complicated build, which, if done right it could make it a good performer, but it could also have lots of issues that cannot be fixed easily by the owner
Without hearing the Yamaha I’d opt for the U-Turn, just because of its simplicity in design and the features I listed above.
Personally I want to listen to music - so sonic performance is key - looks are secondary
Good luck - Steve