One this I get asked for is tips on how to buy a used turntable. So I thought I’d address this in today’s post. So, stick around if you want to find out how to put together an awesome rig on the cheap.
I’m no expert, but my current rig is entirely made up of used audio gear. I’m thrilled with it! And the entire thing cost me $350.
The worst thing you can do is NOT clean your records…
But if you’ve done any kind of research on the subject, you know there are as many opinions on the best way to do it as there are collectors.
Updated: October 2017
I’ve said this before…
And I’ll say it again…
Collecting vinyl is addictive!
Like a lot of other collectors, most of my spare cash goes into buying records. I’ll buy anywhere from 4 to 10 records per month.
To make vinyl collecting more affordable, buying used records is the way to go.
Whether you’re discovering the warm, analog sound of vinyl for the first time.
You’re a connoisseur, having the best record player or turntable is essential.
You’ll need one that is reliable, has all the features that you need, with good sound output and one that won’t damage your vinyl.
One of my favorite things about collecting vinyl is the album art.
As much as I enjoy kicking back to enjoy the mahogany tones of a well kept record long after the sapphire tipped cutter has etched the sound into what was once a blank vinyl disk…
The experience wouldn’t be half as engaging without the visual stimulation of art.
Easy turntable setup and the way you go about setting up the audio depends largely on what equipment you have. Whether you have an internal or external preamp, a built-in amplifier, active speakers or if you’re hooking up to your pc and the age of your turntable, there’s an easy turntable setup to suit you.
To provide more convenience to our listening experience, there have been many digital music formats introduced during the past few decades, but many would agree that the demise of the venerable vinyl record has been greatly exaggerated.
Before we dive into the anatomy of a turntable, let’s look briefly at why, despite popular belief, vinyl records have not and will never die a silent death…
Crate digging for vinyl is an intimate addiction. Perhaps it’s the hunt for that classic from your childhood or that rare musical gem to add to your growing collection.
Or the thrill of coming across an album you’ve never heard of or the allure of the magical artwork. Whatever your ‘poison’ like any addiction, it will have exquisite highs, grinding lows and will puzzle most other people.