Finally, the ultimate vinyl player?
So now we have it, after nearly 100 years of development. The "Professional" turntable system, as appeared yesterday. Looks very smart, lots of useful facilities, great value (am tempted).
I spotted a Dansette portable record player in a charity shop last week, but couldn't persuade them to sell it from the window display. The thought went through my mind whether under careful listening conditions it could actually be distinguished from a fancy $$$ t/table.
After all, the limitation of vinyl (and analogue tape recording/replay too) is not primarily the mechanism, which after three human generations of honing really should have long ago reached mechanical perfection, but the nasty medium and not the other way around as audiophiles seem to believe.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK