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I am looking for advice. I am planning to buy a record player for around $100 and right now I'm looking at these two:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NW7PHXT/?coliid=I1MNYMXUYXM4XJ&colid=18SBEKKNH52OT&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N3S8D31/?coliid=I9QM0MSLPDZDG&colid=18SBEKKNH52OT&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it_im

I plan to listen to rap and rock and eventually plan to buy speakers if I get the audio technica player. Which would you guys recommend. In case it is relevant I will also preface that this is my first record player. Also, feel free to recommend completely different record players altogether.

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7 minutes ago, rooks said:

There's nothing wrong with an AT-LP60 for a first table, it will suck having to wait and save up a bit more and get some decent speakers - but you'll be way happier for much longer going that route over the instant-play Crosley.

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3 hours ago, Brick025 said:

I am looking for advice. I am planning to buy a record player for around $100 and right now I'm looking at these two:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NW7PHXT/?coliid=I1MNYMXUYXM4XJ&colid=18SBEKKNH52OT&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N3S8D31/?coliid=I9QM0MSLPDZDG&colid=18SBEKKNH52OT&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it_im

I plan to listen to rap and rock and eventually plan to buy speakers if I get the audio technica player. Which would you guys recommend. In case it is relevant I will also preface that this is my first record player. Also, feel free to recommend completely different record players altogether.

anything with adjustable counterweight and anti - skate is really the 2 biggest things to look for (then you will need a tracking force gauge)... i like the projects or rega's but there are others out there that a great too.. also don't get any sort of player with built-in speakers ... 

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Target’s Heyday player is like a Crosley with an adjustable tonearm and it’s received decent reviews (for what it is) . And it’s $99.99.

https://www.target.com/p/heyday-8482-turntable-gray/-/A-53734379

If my budget was a strict $100, I would go for the table with the adjustable tonearm over the brand value of Audio Technica with the fixed plastic arm.

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