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.
posted by matt_od
on May 31, 2014 -
(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]
posted by Twinedog
on May 23, 2014 -
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?
posted by wearyaswater
on Jul 16, 2013 -
Looking for a new turntable that will easily connect to my Yamaha YAS101 soundbar. [more inside]
posted by timshel
on Jul 2, 2013 -
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.
posted by eschatfische
on Feb 15, 2013 -
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]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Nov 15, 2012 -
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?
posted by Andy Harwood
on Jan 8, 2010 -
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]
posted by Braeog
on Dec 6, 2007 -
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]
posted by twine42
on Apr 2, 2006 -
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?
posted by The White Hat
on Jan 17, 2005 -