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Old 11-22-2016, 10:26 AM
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Default LPs / Vinyl

I couldn't find a thread on this, but if there is, please direct me to it.


So yesterday I went ahead and ordered a cheap/entry level record/vinyl player from Amazon (this one & the review), and I'm really a fish out of water when it comes to vinyl.

What do I need to know?
Will my AVR suffice?
WTF is a "phono preamp?" And do I need one?
How often do I change the stylus/needle?
How careful do I need to be with the actual records/vinyl?

I know there are bound to be some vinyl nerds on our forum.

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Record players used to need to be plugged into a special jack on your stereo that would run the turntable signal through a preamp to get the signal up to the same line level as other components.

Most receivers no longer have that, so newer turntables usually have the preamp included and make it switchable so you can engage it or disengage it depending on what receiver you have.

So, this should work with whatever receiver you have as long as you have an open jack for it.
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If you plug it in and say to yourself, "Damn, that sounds really quiet!!" then you need to engage the preamp.
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And I doubt you'll use it enough in your lifetime to need a new stylus.
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A turntable produces a PHONO output signal. This phono signal needs to be converted to a LINE LEVEL signal (sometimes referred to as AUX signal) to work with audio equipment including stereo systems, computers, and speakers. A phono preamp converts PHONO to LINE LEVEL.

Some turntables have a preamp built-in.
Some older amplifiers and stereo systems also have preamps built-in (look for inputs marked PHONO).
If your turntable has a USB output, it has a built-in preamp.
Preamps have a wide range when it comes to build and sound quality. The cheapest preamp costs less than $50, the most expensive will cost over $500.
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If I am recalling correctly, I think VTPoker is an expert when it comes to vinyl. You might PM him since he may not peruse this part of the forum regularly.
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I have no input....other than this was my first album, got it in my Easter basket.



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Default Re: LPs / Vinyl

Does the turntable come with its own stylus? If not, you'll have to get one yourself. Determine the correct tracking of the stylus; should be about 1 gram or less. If you set it more than that, you'll wear out your records a lot sooner.

Handle the records by the edges, so you don't get any oil/dirt on the record tracks. There still might be solutions available to wipe the records with before playing. Try not to scratch the records; store them out of sunlight.

Set your volume control to '11'.
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Should a kept all my old stereo gear. Shit, didn't see records coming back. And found out years later my mom threw out hundreds of records I got during the 70s while I was overseas. She's ocd about getting rid of "junk".
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Default Re: LPs / Vinyl

I still have my Dual 1229Q turntable hooked up to my stereo. It still works, but the belts don't work as well as they did 40 years ago. I did find a place in the US that will repair it.

Once in a while, I like to hear music by the same artist, when there was some reason to list the songs in a particular order on an album, which might have had a concept to it.
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