How to Buy Your First Turntable

If you’re shopping for a turntable for yourself or someone else this Cyber Monday, The Vinyl Factory as these tips when it comes to buying.

There’s something about ‘holding music’ in your hand, don’t you think? But how about actually playing it? For anyone getting into records for the first time, buying a turntable can seem like a bit of a minefield. Do you get an all-in-one that saves on hassle but skimps on quality? Or should you dive straight in and get a full set-up with amp, (pre-amp!?) and speakers all added to the cost? It’s no surprise that if you have no experience the latter can seem fairly daunting.

To help you out, we’ve put together 8 basic pointers to bear in mind before you buy. And while we hope that the points below answer a few questions and possibly settle a few nerves, if you do have any other queries or require additional buying advice then pop a question in the comments below, and we’ll do our very best to help you out.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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