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A Handy Guide to Buying Your First Turntable

Get the best for your money.

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Are you looking to buy your first turntable? Vinyl is enjoying a resurgence right now and it is certainly a good time to get started with people spending more time at home. There is something unique and special about listening to music on vinyl as opposed to in a digital format, but it is important that you find a high-quality turntable in order to get the best sound. This can be daunting for beginners, so read on to find out all that you need to know.

Price

The cost of a turntable can vary by a staggering amount, so do not panic if your early searches have only found results for hundreds or possibly even thousands of pounds. You can find turntables for around £60 and it is a good idea to start off with something basic initially, but you will also want to make sure that you are still getting quality in order to enjoy the best possible sound and experience.

New or Second-Hand

Following on from this, you also need to decide whether new or second-hand is best for you. While you can make some big savings and get more for your money if you buy used, keep in mind that it is likely that a used turntable will need some maintenance. It is for this reason why for a beginner, it might be best to simply opt for something new and to buy your vinyl record player from a trusted store.

System

It is not just the turntable itself that you will need to consider as you may also have to invest in an amplifier and speakers too if you do not own them already. Of course, this can make matters complex and you need to spend some time researching your options once you have decided on a record player.

Suitcase-Style

One good option for those that are new to the world of vinyl is a suitcase-style vinyl record player. In addition to a cool and retro style, these turntables feature built-in speakers and are portable which makes them easy to set up and they can neatly be stored away afterwards. More traditional setups can be complex and take up a lot of space, so if you are just getting started then a suitcase-style could be a good entry point.

It can be daunting buying your first record player, but this information should help you to make the right decision and start enjoying the unique vinyl experience.

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