Back in the late 1980s, when I was just starting on my audio journey, I was absolutely certain that newer is better. I pored over the latest Japanese catalogues, dreaming of days when I could afford the latest cassette deck, adorned with dozens of buttons, LEDs and custom VFDs. And the auto-everything, electronic tracing, computer-controlled turntable that was clearly superior to my very tired Thorens 145
. Which threw its belt off at least once a day.
So naturally, when an acquaintance of mine got himself a Nakamichi CT
and invited me for a listen, I was thrilled. While not absolute
top of the line (the unobtainable TX-1000
was a step above), it was clearly one of the most advanced turntables available.