Is it worth to buy a record player?


Nowadays, when modern gadgets are taking over every houselhold, more and more people start to think about old school musical devices like record players and turntables. According to industry experts, record players are becoming more and more popular like never before especially in United States, UK, Australia, France & Germany.

So what are the main reasons why people like record players?

The first record player was invented in 1877. But overtime it’s possibilities and soud quality improved a lot. If you like great sound quality, you should consider buying a modern record player, which will let you to enjoy the music to the fullest. The quality is much greater than listening through a CD player or a through a desktop computer. Of course, you should use a high quality needle (stylus) in order to achieve best possible quality of the vinyl sound.

Another reason, why people love record players, is that it improves the interrior in every home. Usually, turntables looks very stylish and adds a nice flovor to your room. Your guests definitely will react to this peace of equipment in your home. There are many styles of record players – from vintage to modern. Some devices take a lot of space, some are smaller. So before buying you should decide how much space you can give to your new toy. Keep in mind that you will also have to storage somewhere your vinyl collection. So owning a table with a place to storage your vinyls is a very good idea.

What are the top brands in the industry?

Currently, there are many brands in the market. Some produce cheap devices, some – high-end. It depends on your budget. I would not recommend considering about cheap players like under $100, because you won’t get a good quality sound, which is probably the most important thing.

So here are the top brands in the industry right now:

  • Audio-Technica (this is my favorite, I already bought 3 different Audio-Technica’s devices and they all were great)
  • Fluance
  • Pro-Ject
  • Pioneer
  • Technics
  • Victrola
  • Rega Planar
  • Sony

So as you can see there are many brands that produce good musical devices.

What is the difference between a turntable and a record player?

These two terms confuse a lot of people that are not familiar with music. It’s very important to understand the difference before thinking about buying it. The record player is a device with everything included – amplifier, speakers and turntable. If you get a turntable you will have to get an amplifier and speakers. Usually, record players takes much more space because it is an overall audio system setup.


So is it really worth to get this amazing musical device? It depends on your needs. If you really appreciate the quality of the sound and like oldschool vibe, you might give a chance and buy a beginner level record player. If you are not interested in owning a vinyl collection and you don’t care about the sound quality, don’t even thing about buying, that would be waste of money. I forgot to mention, but these devices needs to be taken care very seriously, you will have to keep your vinyls clean and you stylus fresh and clean too. So it takes time also. Many people don’t understand that this is not a regular thing, you have to take care of it, learn about main parts (like needle/stylus, arm, start/stop button, cueing leverage and etc.).

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