So about 6 months ago Travis (TNHNDYMAN) gave me a Technics SL-B3 turntable. I enjoy using it and its pretty easy for a dummy like me. I am wanting to see what kind of tweaks/enhancements can be made to make it perform better that are low cost/cheap options (say under 100 per).
Here are a couple things I have considered
1. I know I can upgrade the cartridge from what its got which is a AT11E but I don’t know what I should upgrade too.
2. I am also aware that it’s a light TT so its prone to having skip issues due to moving around. I was debating building a sand filled isolation box with a floating cutting board with the TT sitting on it out of some 2x6 lumber to hopefully help (and it wouldnt be super expensive). I read somewhere that if your using sand to not use the sand for sandboxes but some other type of sand (that doesnt have smooth edges IIRC) any thoughts on that?
3. I also had debated adding some dynamat to the inside plastic shell to weigh it down a bit more.
Anyone else have some tips on the cheap to help make it look/sound better that don’t break the bank? I would love to hear if its easy to remove the current ground & RCA plugs to use some better wire and connectors if that’s something a newb could do….