It’s not often we open a review on a sour note, but it is worth us qualifying early on why this turntable is receiving three stars rather than the four its performance really deserves.
It all rests on the spindle. Or, perhaps more correctly, it doesn’t. As our testing gets more in-depth, we find more and more of our records that won’t fit over it. By the time the dust clears, just over half of the 60-plus records we want to listen to won’t go on – the spindle is simply too thick.
It isn’t by any means an insurmountable issue for Edwards Audio to address – and when the company does so we will very happily reconsider our rating to reflect the TT2SE’s admirable sonic performance without caveats.
Until then, we can’t truly recommend a turntable unable to play a significant chunk of our record library.
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