Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
After allowing my album collection to gather dust for 30 years I decided to jump on the vinyl resurgence train. After listening to some of the new product out there and some of my older lp's I've concluded I would have been better off to just stick a fork in my eye than to have wasted all those years on compact discs. Initially when I contacted crutchfield I was entertaining spending around a 1000 bucks for a new turntable. After discussing some of the features I prefer such as automatic return with Kay she thought I might be happy with theAT-LP3. Since I was coming in 700 dollars under my projected budget I immediately upgraded to the VM520eb mm cartridge and never even listened to the factory installed cartridge. Assembly of the turntable only took a few minutes. I ordered in black and I think it looks great. If a 1000 dollar turntable sounds appreciable better than the level of dynamic clarity and bass response I'm hearing from this unit then I would probably be unable to handle the experience without just floating to another plane of existence.Im using a Yamaha 1070 amp(comes with phono input) driving a set of klipsch rf280f speakers with a subwoofer.
Pros: Ease of assembly, looks,clarity of sound
Cons: None really