Vinyl Set Up

So I wanted to share what my current turntable set up looks like. Everything was the highest quality I could find for a good price, I’m hoping that once I get the money I can upgrade to some better stuff.

The turntable that I own is an Audiotechnica LP60. It was about $100  off  Amazon and many people who reviewed said that it worked well for them and it sounded decent. I would have to agree with them. I think its great first turntable for someone who doesn’t know a whole lot about vinyl (such as myself). I know some people have had problems with the needle skipping, I havent yet. Basically you get what you paid for: a $100 record table. Its not state of the art, its not high tech, its a $100 record table that does exactly what you want it too-play records.

I have my turntable plugged into just a regular ole iHome speaker; its the same speaker I use to play music off my iPod. It was interesting to hear the difference in sound quality. The very first record I played on my player was Whats the Story? (Morning Glory), an album that I have listened too over and over again through my phone, and the difference was just so apparent. The music overall had a much deeper, more rich sound being played from the vinyl than a digital copy or even a CD.  Liam Gallagher’s vocals were so clear and you could hear every single instrument being played on each track. The sound was just absolutely wonderful and If I had the money id buy literally every single album I’ve ever listened too on vinyl.

To clean my records, I’ve been using a simple microfiber rag and a carbon fiber brush, which has been working well enough. It’d be better if I had some sort of cleaning solution, but I just haven’t found one that I think would work for my records.

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 So, there you go! That’s my turntable set up! It will work for the time being, I’m hoping to upgrade everything in a few years when I have the money, but for now this will suffice.


Vinyl Fever

So my brand new spanking Audiotechnica LP60 Record player has. Officially. Arrived.

Its probably like the greatest thing to have come into my life. I was looking for a record player that played decently well and was relatively cheap as well, and the audiotechnica did just that–It was a perfect fit.

My generation really lost out. The sound quality from a CD or a digital download cannot compare to the sound a vinyl record produces. I have my player hooked up to an Itunes speaker through an aux cord. This is the same speaker that I us to listen to all my digital tracks and you can just hear the difference.

The vinyl produces a much deeper, more rich, and a lot more clear sound quality. It sounds more like you’re in the studio listening to the music being recorded than listening to it in your bedroom. My goal now is to just get every single album I own on CD on vinyl, as well as a few more that I don’t-basically I just want to own everything on vinyl.

Pictures to come very soon!