anbitet66 wrote:Yes, absolutely. I just looked at Pro-Ject's website, and some of their offerings are around $400. Not too shabby for decent quality. My only reservation is that the uturnaudio turntable is made from MDF; the base and the platter. For $250, you can get it in green or black and the platter is made of acrylic. Either way, they are looking to raise $60,000 and as of my posting they only needed about $3500 to reach their goal. Lets see what happens. Tony
(Update: They just hit $60,000.)
Actually, MDF is used quite a bit in building turntables and speaker cabinets. It has great damping values, and is easy to machine. I'm not a big fan of it myself, but I wouldn't let it be the sole reason for not trying something out. If you look at many of your "vintage" turntables, you will find the square box plinths were made of MDF. I had a couple of JVC turntables that were made from MDF and they never gave me a problem. I've had a couple of turntables with acrylic platters that were fine also. At that price point I would worry more about the accuracy of the speed and the tracking of the tonearm, which will affect the sound more than the material the turntable and plinth are made of.