Whether you are just starting your collection or have been collecting for decades, one common thread that ties all vinyl enthusiasts together is the necessity for a turntable and a fantastic set of speakers. As the popularity for vinyl records continues to grow, new collectors are just beginning their quest to find the perfect LP. Academy Records, the East Village’s best new and used record store, is featuring a wide selection of classic albums, rare releases, and the latest pressings all alongside new and used stereo equipment.
Here are a few key things you should know when setting up your stereo system:
- A turntable produces a PHONO output signal, which needs to be converted to an AUX signal to work with audio equipment, including stereos, computers, and speakers. Classic systems require a pre-amp, a device that converts these PHONO signals into AUX. Modern systems have this preamp built in. You have to know which one you are getting.
- If your system requires a preamp, you will need to use an RCA cable to connect to your audio system. This will ensure that the connection is firm and the sound you get through your speakers is crisp and clean.
- Preamps vary widely in style, range, and price. The cheapest preamp costs less than $50 while more expensive models can cost over $500. Depending on your space and set up, budget your stereo system accordingly.
No vinyl collection is complete without a turntable and a properly tuned stereo system. Find everything you need to begin, expand, and refine your vinyl record collection at Academy Records. Shop all genres and get the newest releases from your favorite artists and bands. Stop in and buy or sell your vinyl's, CDs, and DVDs today!