Record player advice


#1

I’ve got a mini turntable, a Bush MTT1, which looks very basic. If i want it to play vinyls what do i need - speakers and an amp, either/or, or something else as well? If so, can you recommend some cheap but good entry-level ones to look at?

In the event i’m just better ditching it and getting a new system, could anyone recommend ones worth looking at, bearing in mind that i’m not that arsed about sound quality and own about five records?

Thanks in advance.


#2

might need a pre amp if the turntable doesn’t have one built in


#3

Oh wait I had that turntable, it does have a built in pre amp so you can just plug it in to the phono input of an amplifier/hifi


#4

go to a richer sounds and ask them

they’ll tell you to get one of these prob: http://www.richersounds.com/product/amplifiers-receivers/cambridge-audio/topaz-am1/camb-topaz-am1-blk

i’ve had one for nearly 20 years now it’s still great, unless the world world goes digital only i don’t think i’ll ever need to replace it.

speakers: i dunno


#5

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#6

I’ve got one of those plugged into a Cambridge Audio amp. It’s fine.


#7

Will any speakers do then?


#8

Yup. Used to be plugged into my old Sony microsystem (and by old I mean 18 years).


#9

anyone know what good speakers to get in the £100 range would be? Would I be better saving and doubling my budget?

Currently have somewhat shitty dennon ones I got off Ebay which is stupid. Got an amp and all.


#10

100 is decent. I had some like these. Not the exact ones, but a similar model and they were good. Obviously, if you spent 200, they would get better. But it is not like 50 quid where you would struggle.


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#12

i’m surprised it took this long about someone to respond in this fashion!

anyway, you’ve been kik’d.


#13

Yeah I’ve had one of them (recommended by richer sounds) for about 20 years as well, can’t imagine needing to replace it ever


#14

Gone are the days when you used to listen to CDs through an old Playstation and a TV with one broken speaker. #nostalgia


#15

Bumping again:

Is there any point in getting a £100 record player, or would it be wiser to save up and get a £200 one? I’ve got all the other stuff, and I’m aware to avoid ones with speakers built in ect


#16

I would

If you are buying new I would just bite the bullet and get one of these

https://www.hifix.co.uk/rega-planar-1-turntable?gclid=CJT5m7aK_NMCFQ2eGwodgHoH_Q


#17

I have one of these and can confirm that it is excellent


#18

I have a 1980s Planar 2 and it is great

I’m planning on having another turntable in the kitchen (so I can be even more of a vinyl wanker) - and will probably just get a Rega 1. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find 2nd hand bargains now


#19

It’s actually a Rega RP 1 which I have now that I’ve clicked that link. It’s very good though.


#20

:no_mouth::no_mouth::no_mouth::no_mouth:

Maybe I’ll just stick to Spotify for a few more years…