Fender Turntable

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  1. northernguitar

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    It’s pretty. Ash plinth with sunburst. It’s just a co-branded MoFi turntable. They know their market, just saying.
     
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    Hey, it's a veritable bargain AND it's branded Fender!

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    KF, I don’t know squat about turntables. My last one was a Dual and I remember Oracles were the coolest looking TTs on the planet. Is MoFi considered top notch?
     
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    Agreed, they do know their market, famous for high def remastered recordings but I think this is their first foray into hardware.
     
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    Honestly Mobile Fidelity is a nice audiophile grade but this one is priced higher than the equivalent. Probably because of the branding and “limited edition” marketing. It’s a nice turntable. I have a walnut body turntable so I am drawn to the looks but you could get this performance for less.
     
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    I think this is the closest MoFi deck to the Fender one. It’s clearly a lot less cost at $1,999. If I’m not mistaken this is same main components with a different platter and body. I just looked it up on TTL, my favorite online record store.
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    My favorite is the Amazon ad for the all-original 50's era Tele for $14k+, and shows a single pic of a stainless steel soup ladle. At least the turntable is real.
     
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    That looks about right. I don't follow the audio market like I once did and I haven't bought vinyl since the 80s but I seem to remember that Rega had some very highly rated "budget" TT's in the $600-1400 range depending on cartridge. The Rega P3 was supposed to be "the" best buy at $1250. Music Hall also made TT's that were in that same price range.
     
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    Actually, it's a branded version of the next model up in their line, the UltraDeck. List price $2499.

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    So, $1000 for a ‘Fender look’.
     
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    Once you get above the $350-450 range turntables, you’re throwing your money away unless you also intend to upgrade every other component in your system. That $3500 table can turn into a $15,000 (or way more) spending spree real fast. And once you start chasing that, the next step is to spend money customizing the sonic characteristics of your listening environment.

    I love vinyl, but it’s enough to make you give up and just listen to Spotify.
     
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    Where do I install my Bigsby??

    Can I order a relicked version?
     
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    Agreed on all. Beside, vinyl's heavy if you've got more than a few recordings.;)
     
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    Looks like a high end turntable. I'm sure it's very nice.
     
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    if i were actually going to the trouble of customizing my listening environent, i would get some genelec or adam monitors, only download WAV files (either direct from the artist or a trusted vinyl rip), and just run them through mastering plugins in a daw. same experience for thousands less.
     
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