So I am the proud owner of Travis's Project Debut III turntable.
Right now it will be in my office connected to my 2 channel rig. So its going to be connected to the Citation 11 so I can use the EQ on it.
I am wanting to look at slowly upgrading this TT as I have very little invested in it right now. I am not HUGE into LP's but I do enjoy the ones I have so I am thinking for a small investment I can get a pretty big bang for my buck.
I found this thread where the OP was planning on doing the following upgrades:
Ortonfon 2M Blue - Cost $225
Pro-Ject 75g Counterweight - Cost $20
Spin Clean Record Washer - Cost $125
Pro-Ject Acry-It Platter - Cost $129
I am wondering if there are some other cheaper options for cartridge on this TT (Travis I totally blanked what cartridge you recommended I use). I am not wanting to go balls to the walls on it, but I also have read the cartridge on it could use a upgrade. I am also not sure how big a deal upgrading the platter is on it.
In addition I will eventually be moving this TT downstairs (since its PURDY) and will need a phono pre. I am curious as if anyone has physically used the new Hagerman Bugle2 as it was one option I was considering. Another was the original Bugle since its battery powered and I am almost at max capacity on my APC H15.
I am aware I could just use a Signal Cable MagicStrip, but again not money I really want to put into it right now.
So any thoughts and suggestions on the best way to upgrade this TT on a budget would be appreciated.