help choosing a turn table

good evening,

I will be purchasing my first turn table..  it will be for a second system using a Lyngdorf TDA 1120 combined with a pair of monitor audio gold 100 speakers .  Budget is preferably < 2k and ideally < $1,500..  music to be played is likely classic rock, 80 s music, maybe some alternative.. want detailed sound that is not fatiguing .. appreciate everyone’s input thanks 


The technics is a good idea, but I always recommend Rega with a rega cartridge for newbies. You just bolt in the cartridge with their 3-point mount and then you don’t have to think about anything like alignment, rake angle, whatever.  If you don’t have a dealer, you will have to set the tracking force and antiskate, but that’s easy. 
the only thing is- do you have a stable place for it?  Get a half glass of water and put it where you plan to put the table and move around normally. If the water wobbles a lot, you really can’t put a turntable there. 

Do you want a new or used turntable? Here are the specs. for your Lyngdorf TDA 1120 built in phono stage - 1 - Phono Single Ended RCA input (RIAA / 47kOhm 100pF).

I was looking for a new turntable. They Rega Planar 3 is at the top of my list.  And yes I’m a newbie to vinyl… to make you all laugh.. it’s actually my wife that wants it !!😂



@rbgator94 Search up ground problems with Rega turntables before you commit, I had a devil of a time tracking down the ground problem with my P6 , good luck.

thanks for all the advice..  the table will be on a stable shelf.. I’d prefer something relatively easy to use and reliable yet sounds good..  unlikely to tinker with it to much except perhaps for some upgrades of phono cartridge in the future or arm🤷🏻‍♂️..