HOW TO CHOOSE A VINYL TURNTABLE

HOW TO CHOOSE A VINYL TURNTABLE

HOW TO CHOOSE A VINYL TURNTABLE

 There are two ways to choose a turntable. This is the secondary market and new players, which are now represented by a fairly large number of different companies.


In the secondary market, you can find turntables from such manufacturers as Denon, Micro, Victor, Yamaha, Technics, JVC, etc. Devices are in great demand due to their quality and price, although the cost for a turntable can be more than 100 thousand rubles. And, when choosing a turntable on the secondary, you must necessarily have experience in handling such devices, or you need to seek help with the selection of an experienced, knowledgeable specialist, because you need to pay attention to the appearance of the player (the integrity of the table, its appearance, by which one can judge about there, how the previous owner handled the turntable) and on the condition of the arm mount (whether it gives a backlash) and on the operation of parts and mechanisms in general. All this can be avoided when buying a new turntable, since the choice is now simply huge.

LP-players of entry and middle level are represented by brands such as: Audio-Technica (Japan), Denon (Japan), Dual (Germany), Music Hall (USA), Pro-Ject (Austria), Rega (England), Thorens ( Germany). Marantz, NAD, Onkyo, Teac also have a small amount. Upper-middle and high-end turntables are manufactured by such brands as: Clearaudio (Germany), Elac (Germany), McIntosh (USA), Nottingam Analogue (England), SME (England), T + A (Germany), Transrotor (Germany) , Verdier (France), VPI (USA), etc.

HOW TO CHOOSE A VINYL TURNTABLE



The goal of all manufacturers is the same - to achieve the most realistic sound without noise and distortion. This can be achieved by maximally decoupling the main units of the apparatus from each other, namely the motor (drives the sub-disk, which in turn starts the actual faceplate (platter), on which the plate is placed), the tonearm assembly and the platter bearing. These nodes are located on or at the base of the player, the table, it is he who is assigned the main role in eliminating the mutual influence of these parts on each other. Rega produces the most rigid tables that are lightweight, but the disc weighs decently. Some tables from the American manufacturer Music Hall are made on the sandwich principle, i.e. horizontal platforms that make up the table, are separated from each other by elastic polymer inserts and the units of the player are attached to different levels of this table. There are manufacturers who, in some of their models, take the engine out of the table altogether.


 What was said above applies to belt-driven LP-players. There is also a direct drive type of turntable. There is a lot of debate about which drive is better, we will not go deep here, but it is important to note how these types of drives are ultimately implemented. We can say unequivocally that budget turntables with direct drive have never had an outstanding sound. There is also a direct drive type of turntable. There is a lot of debate about which drive is better, we will not go deep here, but it is important to note how these types of drives are ultimately implemented. We can say unequivocally that budget turntables with direct drive have never had an outstanding sound. There is also a direct drive type of turntable. There is a lot of debate about which drive is better, we will not go deep here, but it is important to note how these types of drives are ultimately implemented. We can say unequivocally that budget turntables with direct drive have never had an outstanding sound.

The sound quality is undoubtedly influenced by cartridges (MM or MC) and a phono stage (a device for preliminary amplification and preparation of a signal from a turntable for the amplifier itself, to which acoustic systems are connected). In many turntables, MM cartridges are already preinstalled (MC cartridges are more expensive and most of them also require a step-up transformer). Which heads are better is a topic for a separate article, some music lovers and audiophiles prefer only MM, other MCs, and some owners of two and three-arm players use both, the directions / genres of music and the features of certain cartridges are already influencing here. There are turntables with a built-in phono stage, these are usually budget models, for people who do not want to bother with an upgrade, i.e. plugged in and go! External phono stage,

HOW TO CHOOSE A VINYL TURNTABLE


I recommend phono preamps from Clearaudio, EAR, Luxman. 
If the requirements are not very high and there is a desire to listen to records on a turntable of sufficiently high quality, but at a low price, then I recommend the following models: Audio-technica AT-LP5, Pro-Ject Primary E. built-in phono stage (if you want to upgrade the system and put an external phono stage), there is an ADC unit for digitizing records (if you want to do creativity, and, if you have decent software, you can save the recordings in high quality on a hard drive). 

And one more undoubted advantage - a removable shell (cartridge holder), this will allow you to quickly change the cartridges. The project is handcrafted in Europe, uncompromising, i.e. the sound quality at an affordable price will be very, very high. The device is already set up in production and, having already taken it out of the box and plugged it in right away, you will hear a wonderful sound. The project is handcrafted in Europe, uncompromising, i.e. the sound quality at an affordable price will be very, very high. The device is already set up in production and, having already taken it out of the box and plugged it in right away, you will hear a wonderful sound. The project is handcrafted in Europe, uncompromising, i.e. the sound quality at an affordable price will be very, very high. The device is already set up in production and, having already taken it out of the box and plugged it in right away, you will hear a wonderful sound.

HOW TO CHOOSE A VINYL TURNTABLE


The subject of vinyl is very interesting, and as a rule gives rise to such a phenomenon as collecting records. I like the sound from a vinyl record player, and the process itself (hold in my hands and admire the envelope, wash the record) is most of all to my liking. But do not forget, in the end, the sound is still influenced primarily by the acoustic systems and, if the system is not active, also the amplifying part, designed to reveal all the capabilities of the speakers.

In our catalog you will find many models of vinyl players from dozens of well-known manufacturers Rega, Music hall, VPI and many others.

You can purchase equipment by simply leaving a request on the website, by calling by phone, or by visiting the contact page and we in will find the best offer for you of top-end speaker systems or turn tables. In the latter case, the client has the opportunity to familiarize himself with the product in detail, test it, literally, touch it with his hands, and only then order the model he likes.

You can buy equipment both wholesale and retail. For wholesale buyers, we will find a discount on shipping or with free delivery offers. Large customers can also take advantage of free installation from some specialists, as well as significant discounts on service.


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