I have a non-automatic turntable for the first time (Systemdek IIX), and it has a decent cartridge and stylus on it. Sometimes I leave the room when a record is playing and can't get back before the record ends. How harmful is it for the stylus to be in the (spinning) runout groove for a while? How long is a while? In short, should I always remove the stylus from the record before leaving the room?
I would like to buy a record player as a gift and have a soft budget of $150. Where do I begin? [more inside]
My Crosley Cruiser skips on just a few records - hope me? [more inside]
I have acquired a gorgeous vintage record player, which I would like to either repair myself, or find someone to repair in the Chicago area. [more inside]
I've decided I'm going to purchase a Rega RP1 because I so desperately miss having a turntable in the house. I need recommendations for a good, appropriately priced preamp. By appropriately priced I mean I think it'd be just as silly to put a $400 turntable on a $2000 preamp as it would be to put it on a $50 preamp. I would be interested in preamps in the $200 to $600 range I think. Oh, and it needs to have banana jack outputs.
(1) What's a cheap just plain record player that can output via rca cables? (2) Anyone know any good software or apps for doing that on a PC or mac? Just figuring something might already exist to detect different tracks. [more inside]
My awesome father in law has amassed a huge collection of 45 records. He would really like a dedicated 45 player (so he can play them without using a converter). His birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. How can I find him a player that works, and how much should I expect to pay for it?
Looking for a new turntable that will easily connect to my Yamaha YAS101 soundbar. [more inside]
I have a Califone 1450K record player. It plays older records beautifully, but it skips around on a few newer ones. Why? [more inside]
Having spent years spent listening primarily to MP3s and Internet radio, we've been thinking about taking the big, clunky, 90s-era stereo components off of our living room shelves. However, one of those components is a turntable, and we'd like to have the option of occasionally playing our vinyl. We were thinking of a retro-styled portable turntable like this Crosley, but it looks like the non-weighted tonearm and styli aren't so hot. Are there any portable, suitcase-style turntables out there with decent tonearms that we can fit with a good cartridge? Our primary concern is that our records stay in good condition.
Speaker and turntable both on the fritz. [more inside]
What record player should I get my partner for his birthday? [more inside]
My computer is connected via HDMI to the flatscreen TV in my living room. There has to be a better way to listen to my music than through TV speakers. Help me out. [more inside]
Should I start buying my music on vinyl? Do I want a record player/turntable? If so, which one? [more inside]
Replacement needle for Dual 1229 record player? [more inside]
Is there anywhere in Vancouver, BC that I could purchase a Crosley suitcase-turntable (or something similar)?
I want to buy a record player but I don't know the first thing about record players. [more inside]
Hooking up RCA-out Record Player to headphones? [more inside]
I want to listen to records. I think I need a turntable, amp and speakers....help! [more inside]
Help me find this cool record player jukebox thing I had when I was a kid. [more inside]
I just bought another record player from a charity shop (this one cost £7). When I got it home i noticed that it doesn't have a plug so i can't turn it on. My theory is that it came as part of a hi-fi and that it plugs into the hi-fi and draws power from that. Is there an adaptor i could get or something?
Please recommend a shop that will fix my old record player here in the Bay Area. [more inside]
I need a turntable to spin. That's it. [more inside]
Help my family find a decent turntable + amp in the $100-$300 range. We just want to listen to records! [more inside]
I'm looking for a very specific (Fisher Price?) record player from my childhood. [more inside]
I'm looking for a record player for my parents for Christmas, the highest quality within a budget of $400-$500. This has been addressed in the past, but that was a year ago, and my budget is greater. Can any audiophiles give me recommendations on equipment? [more inside]
Where can I find a kick ass turntable with built in speakers? [more inside]
Why doesn't my turntable turn? [more inside]
How did kids in the sixties and seventies know that playing their Beatles songs backwards told them that Paul was dead, or that Black Sabbath wanted them to kill themselves? [more inside]
EMFilter- I have my old classroom-style record player set up next to my computer monitor, which is causing mild screen jitters. Moving them farther apart is not an option, and I don't want to buy any prefab stuff. Are there any homebrew tinfoil-type solutions?