Now that we have outlined the key and necessary parts needed for a turntable I will go over some features which are great, helpful, and usually increase satisfaction with your turntable. Below are some of these suggested features:
You have made it! Hopefully this guide has provided you with enough information that you can make an educated decision on which turntable and gear to purchase. See Recommended Entry Equipmentfor suggestions to satisfy most budgets.
Many cheap and low end turntables offer all in one turntables or 'pretty' housings for the equipment. Stay away! These are cheaply manufactured parts which produce a poor sound quality and are much more likely to damage to your records. Below are some common features which should be avoided:
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There are several crucial features to look for when buying a turntable. These features will allow for maintenance to your player, protect your records against premature wear, and decrease the odds of your turntable breaking:
So you are interested in records.. Are you wondering which record player to buy? Buying a record player, speakers, and pre-amp within your budget and passion level can be a tough, but fun process. The gear to buy depends on what type of setup you are intending to build. Do you want to buy only new or vintage gear? What price range are you willing to spend for everything? Do you already have some equipment? All these and more significantly factor into what you want to buy. This article outlines the major features to look for when buying a new turntable in an organized and understandable manner, in case you are new to everything. By the end of this article you should have all the necessary information to grasp the key functions of your future record player, as well as parts to look for in a potential setup. Don't worry, it will not be too overwhelming.