Gemini-Sound XL-200 TurnTables

4.33/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $79.00

Product Description

  • Adjustable pitch control +/- 10%
  • Dust cover
  • Soft-touch start/stop control
  • Removable headshell
  • Strobe illuminator
  • Anti-skate adjustment
  • S-shaped tone arm
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Headshell included
  • CN-25 cartridge included
  • 17.75"W x 5.75"H x 14"D

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikeconnor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought a pair of new ones for $60 from someone who received them as a gift and didn't seem to care what he got for them. One was still in a sealed box, one slightly used/abused. Couldn't resist the deal-- turned out way better than I could have imagined. At first sight, they are very cheesey feeling / looking, but there is nothing cheesey about how they perform.

As the others have said, it leaves you totally surprised at how good it is. Properly set up and playing a good, clean record, it sounds excellent and easily beats a CD. I also have a direct drive Technics with a Grado black, and this one sounds as good or better. I'm totally convinced there is no reason to much more on a turntable other than the more expensive ones are fancier.

Being totally plastic, and thus very light goes against everything you expect to see in a turntable, but that doesn't seem to affect sound quality and hey, it's less weight to lug around.

Quality must be consistent, because this one has a very slight motor hum just like others have mentioned. You need a dead quiet room to hear it.

My setup:
-- the cartridge that came with it at 3g tracking force
-- Gemini 2 channel mixer for a preamp
-- Sony receiver (primarily meant to be for surround sound) with Sony cube speakers & sub woofer.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Used

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This turntable is almost an oxymoron – two opposites combined into one. Here we have a Technics SL-1200 series wannabee look-alike – but here presented in genuine 99% plastic – even the platter is molded plastic. Yet surprisingly, even with the cheap build and parts quality, it’s really not a bad performer at all. It’s as though the unit performs better than the sum of the parts – and is superior to the other cheap-o entry level turntables on the market.

Out of the box, it has a basic cartridge which is dreadful – but actually is an acceptable compromise. It’s not a DJ cartridge, nor is it a respectable musical cartridge. It’s something to get you by until you install the right cartridge for your intended use. For me, I was looking for a dirt-cheap turntable to play my old LPs while on a back-to-college budget (and we are talking $75 for the entire system here).

I bought this as I could not find a decent deal on a reliable classic used turntable. Too many sellers on eBay don't understand how to pack a turntable - or I would have rather gone with something like a classic old Pioneer PL-12 or the like - ditto on a used MMF-1 or 2/2.1. So I felt this would work and have respectable resale value when I do land something decent. I mounted a Grado in the arm, and it works surprisingly well. No, I would not want to archive LPs with it, nor crank the volume due to rumble, but it does it’s job. For the price, I can't ask for more.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   J and R Music World

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vicgar12 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought the table based on cost, yeah it was cheap, but I was trying not to spend away any more money than I already have. I've nearly spent 4 grand in stereo stuff these last few months. Anyhow I got it so that I could listen to some old records that I bought at the vynilmania in NYC's village, some 20yrs ago. I'm hooked on CD's but my records are rare, and can't be found in CD format.

So how does it sound? It sounds great to me, except for the occasional pops that are inherent to records. The players better than can be expected for the cost, but it does have little motor hum that can only be heard when standing over it.

The end result it’s a bargain!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   paterson electronics

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