Re: Turntable shopping.. any help?
Very happy to hear another wax junkie getting schooled in the pleasures of the licorice pizza! Do yourself a favor, since you're going to be investing in a serious vinyl rig (that Avid will be GORGEOUS, and the SME will make you appreciate the upper limits of craftsmanship), and invest in a vacuum powered cleaning machine.
You can get a great one for < $400, and it will open up a world of inexpensive used LP's for you to collect. One good cleaning and it's amazing that most of what you might have thought was groove damage was just removeable grit.
At least I've given up cold calling recently minted widows and asking "did the deceased have a vinyl collection you would like to dispose of?"