Well - It’s supposed to be cheap.

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  1. MisterDK

    MisterDK Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have interest in the Ikea “frekvens” turntable? I’ve read somewhere that it’s supposed to be here around June, and may cost about $99. Of course, that was on the internet so who knows..?
    Not that I need one, but they may make good gifts for some kids around Christmas time. It does look quite plastic (cheap) though.
     

     

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  2. Harvestor

    Harvestor Super Member

    I don't know but the pretty lady in your avatar is distracting..
    Is she your lady?
     
  3. MisterDK

    MisterDK Well-Known Member

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    Only in my dreams..
     
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  4. cafe latte

    cafe latte AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It looks terrible.. Not the Lady the turntable :)
    Possibly another turntable with a AT3600l which at least is a good start.
    Chris
     
  5. vwestlife

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    With the platter that flush with the plinth, warped records would be unplayable.
     
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  6. don philipe

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    I wouldn't give you $10 for it.Looks incredibly cheap.
     
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  7. Aerobat

    Aerobat Class A all the way

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    I assume you'll have to assemble it with an allen wrench?

    At that price I'm sure someone will get their hands on one and review it.
     
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    Sorta reminds me of the Weathers turntable.
     
  10. RobRoy

    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    Although I agree that it is ugly, it does have an "ikea" look of minimalism.
     
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    Looks nice, I like the yellow tonearm. If it's really going to sell for $99, it's a more modern looking alternative to the AT-LP60. Looks like a fun little toy
     
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  12. Djcoolray

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    For everything made, there’s a schmuck to buy it !!!

    For those that can’t be bothered to......
     
  13. MannyE

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    99 bucks is too steep from just looking at it. Maybe if it ever gets released and see specs and hear it.
     
  14. MCM_Fan

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    Makes me want to put on some ABBA and eat some lutefisk. I think I'll pass on all three.
     
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  15. cafe latte

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    It will really depend on what the platter is made of and what the bearing of that arm is like. It might be utter junk or it might be just mostly junk but passable and not damage records, hopefully the latter.
     
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    If it's made like their furniture, you can expect it to break if you ever move it.
     
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  17. UncleBingo

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    Looks like the BIC lighter people have found their true calling; Designing turntables to play "Men Without Hats" and "DEVO" records.
     
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  18. Hajidub

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    Doesn't come out till June of 2019. Will come with small powered speaker and lights. There's a ton of images on google.
     
  19. MisterDK

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    Maybe eat some of ABBA and put on some lutefisk?
     
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  20. cafe latte

    cafe latte AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Actually when I lived in the UK I bought quite a bit of their stuff for my rentals and it was surprisingly good. I bought some bedside cabinets which brought to Australia 15 years ago that I bought about 20 years ago, they have been halfway round the world and moved house several times and been in a house that lost its room in a cyclone and they got soaked, yet they did not split or swell up like these things often do. IMO their stuff is well made and good for the money.
    Chris
     
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