NYT on enjoying turntables without getting carried away

You don't need to get carried away by vinyl culture to appreciate a good turntable, writes Roy Furchgott in the New York Times:

Getting the most from a turntable requires careful setup, although maybe not as careful as people who sell calibration equipment would have you believe. “Setting up the turntable doesn’t have to be as complicated as they make it,” said Mr. Shaw. There can be leeway from the exact specifications, he said, adding, “Set it up fairly close, it will be fine. My point is, don’t obsess.”

His recommendations are for good, relatively inexpensive gear, such as Music Hall's MMF 2.2LE and the Pro-Ject Debut III, both of which I am more than proud to put my Amazon referrer ID on.