Turntable prices. Is my mind going?

Stereophiles Recommended components offerings at $300,000 Plus!  And weights of many hundreds of pounds? Is quality now by the pound? Audiphools exist- just like Saquatch.


While I'm not going to buy a $300,000 turntable (or a $1000 turntable for that matter) I am not going to call somone an fool for buying something that I've never heard.  

That thinking could apply to a lot of threads here, often bashing equipment that isn't nearly as expensive.


I would draw a parallel to automobiles: a $2,500 car will get you most places you need to go, but there are cars for sale at $25,000, $100,000, $250,000, $2,500,000, all the way up to $25,000,000.  Where do you draw the line?  It’s different for each person.

If I could afford a 2 million $$ car I wouldn't be looking in these forums for advice.

I'm bemused by the fact that keyboard cowboys who have never heard a product know so much about it.  No one has to buy a better turntable.  If you don't want to spend $300,000 don't! 

Turntables, unlike cars, or boats are not mass produced.  Everything on them is expensive.  If you can make one as good, but for less money, put yourself in the upper class building one and then finding someone dumb enough to buy it.