I’ve wanted to write this post for quite awhile, but never got around to making the accompanying video…well..I finally made my video. I’m going to call this my “Beginners Guide To Vinyl Music”.
I’ve assembled my turntable set complete with preamp, amp and speakers and it’s not too bad for an introductory turntable system. What I have done in my video is go over all the components that make my system, all for about $160.
- Audio Technica AT-LP60 – http://amzn.to/1G7G5pY
- Plye-Pro PP444 – http://amzn.to/1H1kG21
- Lepai Tripath TA2020 – http://amzn.to/1OWNR7u
- Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Speakers – http://amzn.to/1KaYUt6
The Audio Technica AT-LP60 turntable is what I’m using right now and for it’s price, it delivers the performance I need. With a push of a button, the platter will start spinning and the tone arm will place itself automatically at the beginning of the record. It has 2 speeds – 33 1/3 and 45 RPM, it can be switched by the button on the left side. Since this is fully automatic, there is a switch for the size of the records that you want to play, AT-LP60 only have a switch for 12″ and 7″ record, for 10″ maybe you have to override and manually place the stylus. I highly recommend Audio Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System.
When I unpacked my AT-LP60, the tone arm and cartridge and stylus was already in place, you only need to place the platter, install the drive belt and slip mat, it’s very easy to assemble. The AT-LP60 comes in built in phono pre-amp so if you can easily plug this turntable to your home theatre system.