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Turntable Buying Guide
that special sound the needle makes when playing a vinyl record?
Inherited your father’s entire collection of LPs but they won’t fit in
your CD player? Then you need to browse choice selection of turntables at Audio Video
It’s true – old fashioned turntables are making a
comeback. In the past five years of the continuing reappearance of the
phonograph turntable, it is taking
analog retro to a whole new level. Some models of turntables allow you
to not only play records the good old fashioned way; they also let you
capture those cool grooves directly onto a CD or a digital computer
file. Don’t be fooled by the retro look of some of these turntables.
Turntables like the Crosley Radio Troubadour
Turntable or the Crosley Antique
Radio and Turntable Console
include cutting-edge technology in the form of a CD player,
programmable 20-track memory and a port to plug in your iPod or MP3
You want it to
last. A well-constructed turntable like any model of a Crosley
turntable will use quality materials. It should have a solid
body and not include plastic parts and sections. Some manufacturers of
cheaper-end turntables use plastics to bring costs down. However, it
tends to cause the turntable to vibrate too much.
The best type
of motor to look for in turntables is the belt-driven turntable. The
band of the spindle which is connected to the motor absorbs much of the
vibration. Motor driven turntables tend to be noisier.
The tonearm of
old fashioned turntables, retro
turntables and turntable consoles
again should reduce vibrations as well as include features like
anti-skating and semi-automatic/automatic arm functions.
Don’t keep your
vinyl records stuck in the closet collecting dust. Enjoy them again
with the help of turntable for your home
from Audio Video Furniture where free shipping and no sales tax will
certainly be music to your ears.
Get the Party
Started with a Turntable
If you have a
prize collection of vinyl records, don’t let the sit gathering dust.
Have a party and share your great taste in music with your friends and
family. Turntables for home
entertainment are definitely making a comeback. Before making a final
purchase, here are some general guidelines for choosing the right
turntable that will perfectly meet all of
What do you
want the turntable for? If you want to be the next hottest new DJ then
turntables for home entertainment aren’t going to cut it. On the other
hand, however, if you just want to listen to records for your own
personal enjoyment, then a mid-price range turntable
will be ideal. Does preserving your vinyl collection sound appealing to
you? Perhaps a unit like the Crosley
Turntable Console with the capacity for recording
will be a better fit for you.
Things to look
for when Buying a Turntable
matter if you your turntable for home
entertainment will be used only every once in awhile to play a few
records. You will want a well-constructed turntable made of quality
materials that is affordable and looks good too. The body of the turntable should be solid – avoid cheaply
made turntables that use plastic as it can contribute to noticeable
vibrations. This will detract from your enjoyment while playing records.
turntable that is belt-driven rather than direct driven. Belt-driven
turntables are quieter and produce less
The tonearm of turntable consoles should be height
adjustable, rigid and cartridge adjustable to accommodate a variety of
Check to see
that the replacement needles/needle cartridges for the model of
turntable you are considering buying will be readily available.
turntables aren’t so old
fashioned. Many types of turntables and turntable consoles come with a
number of features intended to enhance your listening pleasure. Some
common turntable features include:
- The choice of
manual, automatic or semi-automatic tonearm functionality
- Cassette deck
- CD player
- Repeat play
- Ports for
electronic gadgets such as an iPod or an MP3 player