Looks like an interesting proposistion if your after a brand new deck with a warranty and a guarantee. It comes fitted with Ortofon 2M Red as standard and has a built on phono stage that is totally seperate from the phono input should you want to use a seperate stage. Looks like a great little deck.
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Yes, but then you've got to it re-plinthed and buy an arm, £500 minimum.
You don't have to put it in a plinth. Technics made them so they could free stand but obviously, a plinth is desirable. If fact, you could literally bung it into some old kitchen work surface and it would do a dance all over most normal TT's
Ok, it needs an arm but you can get Regas for £100. If you were just trying to get it going, that's more than sufficient.
Both plinth and arm would be easy enough with a ruler, Jigsaw and few nuts and bolts.
Make mould from paper mache and burn it off once happy
It would need to be damn thick and strong papier mache, wet concrete is really heavy and will deform any weak mould. Not to mention that the water content will turn the paper back into mush. You can get round that by applying wood hardener or acrylic lacquer to papier mache though.