Technics SL-L20 or Aiwa PX-E850? [Archive] - Audio & Video Forums


View Full Version : Technics SL-L20 or Aiwa PX-E850?

12-02-2016, 07:16 AM
This is my first post here so I hope I'm posting on the right place.

I have a Numark PT-01 that I've bought a few months ago and I really like it.

But some things can't be ignored. First the "ceramic" cartridge that as you all know doesn't have a good sound quality. I use an amplifier made for a ceramic cartrige to correct the sound and comply with RIAA specs but the sound still not great.

So I went to my local ebay and found two models that I think may be a good replacement.

The first is the AIWA PX-E850 and the second is the SL-L20 by Technics with the tracking mecanism.

Which one is gonna give me a better sound? I think this Technics model is way too cheap for a turntable with tracking and the AIWA is more expansive. I've checked a lot of auctions and the difference is usually the same.

What are your thoughts?