I currently own 1 vinyl and I would like to purchase a good turntable. My budget is anything less than $160. I would like a record player that doesn't require the use of external stereo speakers. Is it sort of necessary to use external speakers with turntables? Help Me!!
It personally seems crazy you own one vinyl recording and are setting out too buy a deck. If you inherited a massive archive then I may see a benefit.It's like me being given a single wax cyliner, 8 track, MD or Reel to Reel, and going out to find a decent player for it, for what is esentially a dying format.Just curious what you reasoning is behind it, that's all Each to their own, and I loved the idea of vinyl when I used too be into it 15 years ago, but just starting out now....I don't get it :S
Vinyl is not dying, far from it. It's the fastest growing audio format in terms of % sales growth (not outright numbers).
CD optical discs are dying
if you're going to say vinyl LPs are a dying format, at least correct yourself and include CDs in that list (as well as SACD and DVD-A for that matter)
It is true that to get a comparable performance between LP and CD, you need to spend a lot more money on the vinyl setup than you would on CD. I think many people who criticise the LP format do so because they've never heard a top flight turntable setup, coupled to a very good pressing.
Yes, they are, but the digital audio formats that used to be delivered on CDs are taking up the slack. Not vinyl.