How do you set up a record player at home?

How do you set up a record player at home?

You would plug your turntable with built-in preamp into your receiver via an RCA cable. Your receiver would then be plugged into 2 or more speakers. This setup allows you to easily plug into an existing speaker setup that may be multi-purpose such as home theater watching or wireless music streaming.

How do I connect my turntable to my stereo?

Plug the RCA cables to the audio outputs of the turntable. Ensure each color is connected to the matching channel on the turntable and the receiver. The pre-amp switch should be in the phono position. If the receiver has a grounding nut, you can connect the ground cable between the receiver and the turntable.

What do you need for a full vinyl setup?


  1. Turntable.
  2. Cartridge.
  3. Preamp (built-in or external)
  4. Amplifier / Stereo System.
  5. Speakers / Headphones.

Is a preamp needed for turntable?

Every single turntable needs a preamp no matter what. However, there are numerous models out there which come with a built in preamp. High-end models usually don’t, which might sound counter intuitive, but there is a very good reason for that.

How do you connect a turntable to an audio interface?

Buy a Phono adaptor from an electronics retailer (e.g., Radio Shack). Use audio cables to connect the turntable to the adaptor’s input and cables to connect the output of the adaptor into your receiver AUX (or CD or TAPE) input.

Do I need a stereo receiver for my turntable?

Yes, you can stop there, but there are further and potentially even better options. The growth of vinyl culture has spread so much that some brands now make high-end powered speakers with built-in preamps–which means you can add any turntable you want and still avoid a receiver.

What is the best home stereo?

Philips FX10 (best volume)

  • Sony Micro (best mini home stereo)
  • Boytone BT-428F (best light show)
  • HDi CD-526 (best budget option)
  • Sangean HDR-18 (best for radio)
  • Sony Bluetooth kit (best full kit)
  • Sharp XL-HF203B (best hi-res)
  • Bose Wave system (best all in one)
  • Pyle PD3000BT (best home theatre)
  • Sangean WR-50P (best EQ)
  • What is the best speaker for a record player?

    JBL Charge 4 – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Portable speakers have upped the game for turntables these days.

  • Polk Audio T15 – 100 Watt Home Theater Bookshelf Speakers.
  • ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 Bookshelf Speakers.
  • Sony SSCS5 3-Way 3-Driver Bookshelf Speaker System.
  • Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers.
  • How to connect record player to stereo?

    Most of the time,the whole package of a brand new record player already comes with RCA cables.

  • Since you will be dealing with several cables,it is recommended to set up in a room with enough lighting.
  • The sound card usually needs a stereo mini plug that is eight inches long.
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