Spiky wrote:Uh, no. This is a stupid product. Don't buy it. Sorry, woot!
Yer. I remember when I realized my folks' hi-fi was inadequate to the ear bleeding demands of, say blue cheer's Vincebus Eruptum; to say nothing of the then barely imagined insanity that would eventually find form in such disparate vessels as iggy, praxis, SRV, throbbing gristle, chrome, the many iterations of larks tongues in aspic, and (one just can't have too much frippery), the brilliant anti solo that is both the molten caramelized center AND the cherry on top, of the deconstructed metal gem: happy with what you have to be happy with... but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Sew, LSS, a-shopping I did go, and at one electronics emporium I was almost persuaded to part with my hard earned, for a machine that was practically the swiss army knife of stereos: made by Marantz, it boasted a two (or was it three?) speed turntable, a receiver with speakers, and the piece de resistance... wait for it... a built in 8-Track player/recorder! Yes!!! He shoots, he scores! All my entertainment needs in one handy package. How could I say no?
Like this: "no."
O, and btw, couple weeks of good sense later, I got a technics SL-2000 turntable - the legend - maybe a month or two before it was dropped from the catalog, onaccountabecause it matched or outperformed all the high end stereophile stuff, including Technics own product line.
Still got it. Works like a charm, and my records sound great. So... don't buy the misconceived product; don't drink the new coke.