Replacing speakers: help me get better sound out of my vintage Empire turntable.
I have a vintage Empire turntable, shown here
I picked it, along with speakers, up at a garage sale for 5 bucks. The turntable itself runs great! The speakers, however, appear like they might be on their last legs.
I know NOTHING about turntables, speakers, etc. There was a turntable post just a few days ago, and it's still a bit beyond me! I currently just have a Crosley.
Here's the speaker brand
(doubt it matters an iota), and here are the plugs
which go directly into the back of the unit. Here's the back
, with its various bits that I don't understand.
The sound is ok; I have to crank the tone to 11 and it still sounds a bit muddy/muddled however. I am by no means an audiophile (obviously) and just want to find a way to produce decent sound that's a bit crisper.
So, my questions are, is it right to assume that it's most likely the speakers at fault? How do I connect modern speakers to this turntable (rewiring? Adapters? silly putty?)? Any suggestions for decent, lo-to-mid-end starter speakers if so? What's all this talk of amps and do I need one as the table plays without one?
If anyone could walk me through what I should do step-by-step it'd be greatly appreciated. Thank you!