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  • Thorens TD 170-1 (Black) Turntable Thorens TD 170-1 (Black) Turntable Quick View

    $699.00
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    Thorens TD 170-1 (Black) Turntable


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    Not just for beginners


    The well crafted, fully automatic TD 170-1 comes equipped with three speeds so it can also play shellac records at 78 rpm (the special stylus/cartridge required is available separately). Owing to its truly easy operation, you can start playing your records right away without having to waste time with finicky alignment work. The fun with analogue music starts here!


    Thorens Turntables
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  • Clearaudio Performance DC Wood Turntable COLOR/TONEARM OPTIONS Clearaudio Performance DC Wood Turntable Quick View

    $4,750.00
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    Clearaudio Performance DC Wood Turntable


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    The Performance DC Wood is the latest turntable offering from Clearaudio combining the popular Performance DC turntable with features and technology from their higher tier Ovation and Innovation series turntables.


    A mass-loaded Baltic birch plinth gives the Performance DC Wood a stunning visual appearance while also controlling resonance. Three Innovation series locking/leveling aluminum cone feet provide a stable base and acoustic isolation. The Performance DC Wood incorporates precision machined aluminum sub-platter fitted to a 40mm-thick POM platter, Clearaudio's patented, ultra-smooth Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB), and a decoupled DC motor with electronic speed selection.


    The Performance DC Wood's 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected by blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Precision adjustability is possible for each speed via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC Wood's interchangeable armboard design can easily accommodate a variety of tonearms including the Satisfy Carbon Fiber, Tracer, and TT-5 linear tonearm.


    Cartridge Not Included.


    Clearaudio Turntables
    $4,750.00
    Performance DC Wood Turntable - Black or Silver, Tonearm Options
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  • Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Light Walnut Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Light Walnut Quick View

    $1,199.00
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    Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Light Walnut


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    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records!


    Timeless Elegance


    High-quality materials, a classic design and love for details are the distinctive characteristics of this fully automatic record player. The massive and stable real wood plinth, which is available also with piano lacquer finish, provides the TD 240-2 with a timeless elegance.


    This record player has been equipped with the new TP 19-1 tonearm and an extremely silent running precision belt drive beneath the platter, so that the other technical qualities are also most evident. Set-up and connections are effortlessly carried out so that the TD 240 is ready to play within minutes. Lovers of shellac (78) records will certainly welcome the three speeds.*


    * For playback of shellac records a special stylus/cartridge is required, which is available separately.


    Thorens Turntables
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  • Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $125.00
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    Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    Spherical 65um Diamond, true mono, for 78s


    The 2M 78 Series - the true MONO from Ortofon!


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M 78 features a 65um diamond for playback of 78rpm records, and a true-mono engine.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $125.00
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  • Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable - Black Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable - Black Quick View

    $699.00
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    Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable - Black


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    Built in phono preamp (TD 170-1 phono)


    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records!


    Not just for beginners


    The well crafted, fully automatic TD 170-1 comes equipped with three speeds so it can also play shellac records at 78 rpm (the special stylus/cartridge required is available separately). Owing to its truly easy operation, you can start playing your records right away without having to waste time with finicky alignment work. The fun with analogue music starts here!


    Thorens Turntables
    $699.00
    Thorens TD 170 EV Turntable Buy Now
  • Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable CARTRIDGE/TONEARM OPTIONS Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable Quick View

    $2,500.00
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    Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Concept Wood turntable furthers the sonic excellence of the award-winning Concept turntable. The Concept Wood uses a baltic birch, constrained layer plinth that is both visually attractive and sonically rich and smooth. The aluminum machined sub-platter and rear-mounted fine speed adjustments are an upgrade from the original Concept design. The Concept Wood is equipped with the Satisfy Black tonearm, which features a 3-point mechanical bearing, magnetic anti-skate, and hard-wired tonearm cable. You can upgrade to the Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm for enhanced musicality and imaging. A high-quality Clearaudio moving magnet (Concept MM) or moving coil (Concept MC) cartridge can be pre-mounted to complete this setup. The Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the baltic birch plinth. The platter is made of 30mm-thick polymer (POM), an engineering thermoplastic with a weighted rim for increased fly-wheel effect, providing greater speed stability. The Concept Wood plays at three speeds - 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm - selectable by an Electronic Speed Control knob.


    Clearaudio Turntables
    $2,500.00
    Concept Wood Turntable - Cartridge/Tonearm Options
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  • Thorens 78 Cartridge For TD 240 Thorens 78 Cartridge For TD 240 Quick View

    $60.00
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    Thorens 78 Cartridge For TD 240

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    Thorens 78 Cartridge for TD 240

    Thorens Turntables
    $60.00
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  • Thorens 78 Cartridge For TD 170/190 Thorens 78 Cartridge For TD 170/190 Quick View

    $60.00
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    Thorens 78 Cartridge For TD 170/190

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    Thorens 78 Cartridge for TD 170/190

    Thorens Turntables
    $60.00
    Thorens 78 Cartridge for TD 170/190 Buy Now
  • Ortofon 2M 78 - Replacement Stylus Ortofon 2M 78 - Replacement Stylus Quick View

    $93.00
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    Ortofon 2M 78 - Replacement Stylus

    Ortofon


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    Replacement Stylus For The Ortofon 2M Mono


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M 78 features a 65um diamond for playback of 78rpm records, and a true-mono engine.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $93.00
    Replacement Stylus Buy Now
  • Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable COLOR/TONEARM OPTIONS Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable Quick View

    $3,750.00
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    Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The Performance DC shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio's award-winning Ovation and Concept turntables, placing it in the middle of this series of three turntables featuring outstanding sound, unmatched value and ease of use. The Performance DC's main composite chassis consists of a specific density wood core sandwiched between two massive anodized aluminum plates. A band of polished silver aluminum is wrapped around the plinth's core, giving the Performance DC an elegant and modern look. The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is mounted to the composite main chassis and is effectively decoupled for enhanced dynamic range. The motor and belt are hidden from view, protected from dust and UV. They drive a precision machined aluminum sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick POM platter, supported by Clearaudio's patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing). The Performance DC's 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected by blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Precision adjustability is possible for each speed via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes with Clearaudio's magnetic bearing Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm and its interchangeable armboard design can accommodate a variety of 9 inch tonearms including Clearaudio's Clarify, Magnify and Universal tonearms.


    Cartridge Not Included.


    Clearaudio Turntables
    $3,750.00
    Performance DC Turntable - Color & Tonearm Options
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  • Clearaudio Innovation Wood Turntable COLOR/TONEARM OPTIONS Clearaudio Innovation Wood Turntable Quick View

    $13,000.00
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    Clearaudio Innovation Wood Turntable



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    An Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award winner, the Clearaudio Innovation Wood turntable features a resonance-optimized dual-tier chassis based upon proven Clearaudio three-point design; a combination of Panzerholz (bulletproof wood), aluminum skins, and aluminum pods. Its high-density, dynamically balanced 2.75 POM platter is mated to a half-inch thick, CNC-machined stainless steel sub-platter and Clearaudio's patented CMB (ceramic magnetic bearing) technology, where the platter magnetically levitates on an inverted bearing attached to a low-friction ceramic shaft.


    A high-torque DC motor exclusive to Clearaudio is equipped with an OSC (optical speed control)circuit controlled in real time via an infrared sensor. The end result is a highly musical, detailed presentation with very accurate pitch and exceptional rhythm and pace. The Innovation Wood is also dual-tonearm capable and plays 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm speeds.


    Upgrades available*:

    European Piano Black Lacquer finish (+$1000)

    European Piano Red or White Lacquer finish (+$1750)


    *contact us to apply upgrades to order


    Clearaudio Turntables
    $13,000.00
    Innovation Wood Turntable - Black Or Silver, Tonearm Options
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  • Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable


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    This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.


    Audio Technica
    $299.00
    Direct Drive USB Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Red) (Discontinued) Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Red) (Discontinued) Quick View

    $99.00
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    Vinyl Styl Groove Portable Turntable (Red) (Discontinued)


    Have a question about this product? Please email our href=mailto:audioadvisor@soundstagedirect.com>audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    In a variety of custom designs, the Vinyl Styl™ Groove portable turntable comes equipped with two full range stereo speakers, stylus with protective cover, 3.5mm headphone output jack, RCA outputs and a belt driven platter allowing you to choose from 3 speeds; 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM.


    This 3 Speed Belt Driven Suitcase Turntable Includes: Stereo RCA Cable, AC Power Adaptor, Record Slip Mat, User Manual and Built-in Speakers.




    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Vinyl Styl
    $99.00
    Portable Turntable - Red Buy Now
  • Crosley Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable Crosley Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable Quick View

    $299.99
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    Crosley Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    In the music industry a Director has many roles in creating the perfect musical masterpiece. The Crosley Director CD Recorder allows you to be your own producer, or at least a preserver. Capturing your favorite songs from your private collection has never been easier thanks to Crosley. With the simple touch of a button, you can effortlessly record all of those 33's, 45's, 78's and even cassettes directly to CD.


    If the music doesn't take you back in time, the traditional Crosley styled cabinet will rock you back to the good old days. The sleek design houses a variety of technology complete with a 3-speed turntable, CD recorder, cassette deck, portable audio ready feature, AM/FM radio with a nostalgic analog tuner and a programmable CD player. With this much style and functionality the Director is a must have for any home.



    Crosley
    $299.99
    Director CD Recorder with Bluetooth Turntable Buy Now
  • Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black Quick View

    $1,199.00
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    Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable - Piano Black


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records!


    Timeless Elegance


    High-quality materials, a classic design and love for details are the distinctive characteristics of this fully automatic record player. The massive and stable real wood plinth, which is available also with piano lacquer finish, provides the TD 240-2 with a timeless elegance.


    This record player has been equipped with the new TP 19-1 tonearm and an extremely silent running precision belt drive beneath the platter, so that the other technical qualities are also most evident. Set-up and connections are effortlessly carried out so that the TD 240 is ready to play within minutes. Lovers of shellac (78) records will certainly welcome the three speeds.*


    * For playback of shellac records a special stylus/cartridge is required, which is available separately.


    Thorens Turntables
    $1,199.00
    Thorens TD 240-2 Turntable Buy Now
  • Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Black Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Black Quick View

    $799.00
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    Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Black


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records


    Not just for beginners


    The TD 190-2 is the big brother of the TD 170-1. Plinth and platter have more mass, which in combination with the electronically controlled DC motor enhances the silent running as well as the sound. It therefore


    Thorens Turntables
    $799.00
    Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable Buy Now
  • Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Silver Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Silver Quick View

    $799.00
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    Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable - Silver


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records


    Not just for beginners


    The TD 190-2 is the big brother of the TD 170-1. Plinth and platter have more mass, which in combination with the electronically controlled DC motor enhances the silent running as well as the sound. It therefore doesn't matter if you prefer the delicate sound of a violin or rather some powerful guitar riffs.


    Thorens Turntables
    $799.00
    Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable Buy Now
  • Crosley CR42D-PA Lancaster Musician Entertainment Center With Bluetooth Turntable Crosley CR42D-PA Lancaster Musician Entertainment Center With Bluetooth Turntable Quick View

    $169.99
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    Crosley CR42D-PA Lancaster Musician Entertainment Center With Bluetooth Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Tune in with the nostalgic Crosley Lancaster, an antique-styled entertainment center with an aviator dial and handsome grillwork. Lift the hinged lid to reveal a 3-speed turntable that plays your 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records. Adjustable Pitch control lets you customize your listening experience. After listening to your old vinyls, sit back and relax to the AM/FM radio, cassette player, or CD player.


    The Lancaster is also portable audio ready - simply plug in your portable audio device or MP3 Player. There's also built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to stream your favorite music from your Bluetooth-enabled device wirelessly to the full-range stereo speakers.



    Crosley
    $169.99
    CR42D-PA Lancaster Musician Entertainment Center With Bluetooth Turntable Buy Now
  • Strobe Disc Strobe Disc Quick View

    $29.99
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    Strobe Disc



    Turntable speed evaluation disc. A must have for all vinyl lovers!!


    Features:

    -Accurately checks Turntable speed.

    -Three Speeds: 33-1/3; 45 & 78 RPM.

    -Plus or minus 2% on the 33-1/3.

    -Large easy-to-read Strobe lines.




    VPI Accessories
    $29.99
    Turntable Speed Evaluation Disc Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Speed Box S 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Speed Box S Quick View

    $129.00
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    Pro-Ject Speed Box S


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Upgrade to best possible turntable performance with convenient speed changeover through keypress!


    A very useful accessory for many Pro-Ject turntables, that do not offer a built-in electronic speed change. The Speed Box S performs this change by the push of a button between 33 and 45 rpm! The quartz regulation and filter circuit gives a far better speed stability for smooth and undisturbed motor operation. Speed Box S is compatible with a lot of Pro-Ject turntables (see list below).


    • Quartz-generated high precision electronic speed regulation with microprocessor control

    • Sound improvement through motor running smoothness

    • Clean power decoupled from mains interference

    • Allows electronic speed change 33 & 45 rpm

    • 78 rpm possible with optional accessory pulley

    • Suitable for all turntables with 16 volt AC motor, up to 3 watt max. power consumption

    • Metal case shields electronics from vibration and electromagnetic interference

    • Small size allows installation close to record player

    • DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)

    • Available in silver or black finish


    These turntables with 16 volt AC motor are compatible with Speed Box S:


    33/45 (78 with optional pulley):
    Pro-Ject Debut III, Debut Carbon (only US version with 16 volt motor), 1-Anniversary, Art-1, 1-Xpression III & Classic, RPM-5.1


    33/45 (no 78 available, because pulley can not be exchanged):
    Essential, 2-Xperience Acryl & Classic, 6-perspeX, RPM-1.3, RPM-9.1X, RPM-9.2, RPM-10.1


    Pro-Ject
    $129.00
    Speed Box S
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  • Concept Dustcover Concept Dustcover Quick View

    $250.00
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    Concept Dustcover

    Clearaudio clear acrylic dustcover for the Concept Turntable and its incredible features!


    • Made in Germany

    • 2 piece 30mm thick Delrin platter

    • Polished tempered steel bearing shaft within sintered bronze bushings

    • Mirror polished teflon thrust pad

    • Belt-driven by a decoupled DC motor

    • 33, 45 and 78 rpm at a turn of a dial

    • Verify tonearm features a friction-free magnetic bearing

    • Optional factory mounted and aligned MM or MC phono cartridge



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Clearaudio Accessories
    $250.00
    Clearaudio Dust Cover Buy Now
  • Cruise Control 2.0 Cruise Control 2.0 Quick View

    $299.00
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    Cruise Control 2.0


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    For Music Hall Turntables (not MMF9.1 or 11)


    The music hall cruise control permits the electronic speed control of music hall and project turntables between 33.3 and 45 rpm at the simple touch of a button. Removing the platter and moving the belt from one pulley to the next is no longer required. The quartz-locked speed control provides unmatched speed stability to within ±0.0001% deviation. Used with the appropriate pulley and cartridge, it also permits the replay of 78 rpm records. The replay speed can be increased and decreased in twenty steps of 0.1 rpm. The quartz lock provides perfect speed control for all music hall turntables, many project models, and any turntable with 120v AC synchronous motor. Please consult your dealer for a full list.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Music Hall
    $299.00
    Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 Buy Now
  • VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm Quick View

    $4,200.00
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    VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm


    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Scout 2 features a 1 7/8 thick aluminum platter (with a stainless steel damping plate) in place of the Scout's 1 3/8 acrylic platter.


    The result of mating a great platter to a simple good looking design! In only seven years, the VPI Scout has become the industry standard as the best-reviewed turntable on the planet! For 2009, we saw fit to bring some big improvements to its best-selling turntable. You may recognize the outboard motor and the plinth, but you will do a double take at the exquisite platter and tonearm.


    Every VPI Scout II comes standard with the JMW 9T! This incredible tonearm features a redesigned armtube that is tapered and filled with a proprietary damping material. This revolutionary design greatly reduces internal resonance, yielding a full and rich sound, with a vast soundstage and increased resolution and detail. The added mass also produces deeper bass response and fantastic compatibility with moving coil cartridges.


    For maximum stability and speed accuracy the platter is made from 1 7/8 thick machined 6061 aluminum and is attached to a nonmagnetic 303 stainless steel damping plate. The entire piece weighs in at an impressive 18 pounds! Because the aluminum is grounded to the steel, there is virtually no static buildup or sonic degradation. What's in the grooves is what comes out of your speakers.


    The VPI Scout II's plinth is made from 1 1/8 thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate giving a rigid, non-resonant plinth. The massive platter sits on chrome-hardened ball bearing held by a 60 Rockwell-hardened shaft, below which is a black delrin nut.


    The VPI Scout II generates absolutely no additional noise for a pristinely quiet spin. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt. This combination produces quiet yet stable running with extremely accurate speed. Speeds are 33 and 45 standard, while 78 is optional.


    VPI Turntables
    $4,200.00
    Scout 2 - Classic Signature Arm Buy Now
  • Basses Loaded Basses Loaded Quick View

    $16.99
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    Basses Loaded

    It's 2016 and the Melvins have an album called Basses Loaded coming out that features six different bass players. That's right SIX different bass players. NEW Melvins bass players for this go around are Steve McDonald from the legendary Los Angeles glam punk band Redd Kross and their old friend Krist Novoselic from Nirvana! Making return appearances are former and probably future bass players Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover.


    Six bass players? Is this a joke? What IS the deal with these ceaseless idiots? Can't they just settle in and be happy with ONE line up?


    Apparently not.


    I suppose it figures considering how many goddam bass players they've had up until this point.


    Nonetheless Basses Loaded actually works!


    According to King Buzzo, "More is more! As hard as it might be to believe, all of these bass players contribute something of their own to Basses Loaded which gives the whole album a good kick right in it's big fat ass."


    Recording with Krist Novoselic is something that should have happened a long time ago but rumor has it that he's been busy doing things like playing bass with Paul McCartney and getting his ass inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's hard to believe he even bothered with this! Ha!


    Butthole Surfer and Honky member Jeff Pinkus played on the Melvins' album Hold it In and has done shit load of touring with the boys in the last few years.


    Trevor Dunn recorded the Freak Puke album with these guys as well as played bass on the Melvins' record setting US tour where they played all 50 states plus DC in 51 days. This was also released as a tour DVD last year entitled Across the USA in 51 Days, the Movie!


    Jared Warren is a Melvins' veteran having recorded the Senile Animal, Nude with Boots and The Bride Screamed Murder albums as well as the Bulls and the Bees EP. Dale Crover is usually the Melvins drummer but slid over to bass when they brought back original drummer Mike Dillard for the Tres Cabrones album (this line-up was called Melvins 1983).


    Steve McDonald has been in Redd Kross since he was 11 and he's a founding member of Los Angeles hardcore band OFF! plus he's got REALLY good stories about the "rock scene" in Los Angeles! The Melvins have a shit load of touring planned with Steven this year so this whole thing is a really big deal.

    1. The Decay of Lying (Steve McDonald)
    2. Choco Plumbing (Jared Warren)
    3. Beer Hippie (Dale Crover)

    4. I Want To Tell You (Steve McDonald)
    5. Captain Come Down (Jeff Pinkus)

    6. Hideous Women (Steve McDonald)
    7. Shaving Cream (Dale Crover)
    8. Planet Distructo (Trevor Dunn)
    9. War Pussy (Steve McDonald)
    10. Maybe I Am Amused (Krist Novoselic)
    11. Phyllis Dillard (Dale Crover)
    12. Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Dale Crover)
    Melvins
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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