Retaining the now iconic Concorde chassis, Paul Rigby reviews the Pick-it S2 C which looks to move away from the DJ circuit and enter the field of the audiophile
This variant of the Concorde classic is a moving magnet design…
I look at this compared to a typical DJ variant…
Plus you will see a head-to-head with an Ortofon 2M Red…
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Lenny17th June 2020 at 5:04 pm
I liked the Lenco turntable review in part because I have a similar turntable, an Audio Technica 120xusb
My AT turntable did 2 things for me that your review mentioned. 1) it was affordable; in USA money, the price was $229. 2) the previous version Of this AT turntable was a DJ model. Audio Technica manufactured this version for home use.
The Audio Technica in appearance and per specs is almost a duplicate of the Lenoc. In fact, it seems there are many similar such turntables on the market.
Like the Lenco, the AT came with an Audio Technica cartridge, but perhaps a slightly better regarded ATVM95E. Thus, Audio Technica gives the user the ability to upgrade the stylus within that VM cartridge family. In fact, they sell a lower priced stylus the ATVM95C which I once heard on a different turntable and was impressed by the sound. I recently upgraded my stylus to the ATVM95EN. I have experiment with several other cartridges such as the Ortofon OM5e, and the Ortofon 2M Red. Another upgrade I made was to change the felt mat with a cork mat.
I have really enjoy this turntable. I feel it sounds good and is a good fit for my system. Being new to this hobby I think this is just what I need.
Thanks for the review.
Paul Rigby18th June 2020 at 8:57 am
Hi Lenny – yes, the 120 offers a better build and cartridge. It’s more expensive too and, in that sector, every dollar counts. I’ve seen the Lenco at around £150 over here in the UK. Glad you like your turntable, though and I like the interchangeable stylus options from the VM95E too. It’s a nice design.