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05:25 PM on 01/03/13 
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So I just bought my first vinyl and was wondering if someone could advise me of a good quality record player to buy, as well as speakers to go along with it. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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You could get a Crosley record player; they have built in speakers.


Just curious- what was the vinyl?
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You should absolutely not buy a Crosley, they're the worst haha.

Personally I would recommend the Audio Technica AT-LP60. Great bang for your buck on a budget.
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Yeah whatever you do do not buy a Crosley.
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You should absolutely not buy a Crosley, they're the worst haha.

Personally I would recommend the Audio Technica AT-LP60. Great bang for your buck on a budget.

I've heard good things about these.
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Just got the AT-LP120. Solid player, costs a little more, got a speaker system with it, but from what I heard, the LP60 should do what you need for less.
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Crosley lol fuck
07:37 PM on 01/03/13 
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You could get a Crosley record player; they have built in speakers.


Just curious- what was the vinyl?

You should absolutely not buy a Crosley, they're the worst haha.

Personally I would recommend the . Great bang for your buck on a budget.

One of those Crosley models with the built-in speakers and low-maintenance hardware isn't an *awful* recommendation, especially not for a first-timer. That being said, they're pretty bad. But only if you know how to judge quality properly, which someone who just bought their first record probably doesn't (and shouldn't).

I'd recommend a Crosley model that fits a pretty low budget. Give it a shot and work on building your collection. Too many people try to start off with serious hardware and then just end up with a bunch of sunk cost. If you get into it for real, you'll be able to unload the low-quality player easily and spend real money on something new.

BUUUUUT... if you wanna skip the novice step and go straight to something intermediate, the AT-LP60/120 recommendations in this thread are spot on.

Edit - For some background, I started off with a hand-me-down (read: free) Crosley all-in-one thingy. I stopped collecting after 3 months and was relieved to have not invested too much on the hobby. About a year later, I picked it up again and bought a solid set-up for myself within 6 months of re-starting. It worked out well for me :)
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I have an AT-LP60. It's great at being affordable and not shitty.
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09:51 PM on 01/03/13 
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Crosley is perfect for anyone who has tons of vinyls.
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I mean my Crosley works well as the thing on my floor that I put shit on.
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I also have a Crosley from when I was 14 and I too put shit on it.
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One of those Crosley models with the built-in speakers and low-maintenance hardware isn't an *awful* recommendation, especially not for a first-timer. That being said, they're pretty bad. But only if you know how to judge quality properly, which someone who just bought their first record probably doesn't (and shouldn't).

I'd recommend a Crosley model that fits a pretty low budget. Give it a shot and work on building your collection. Too many people try to start off with serious hardware and then just end up with a bunch of sunk cost. If you get into it for real, you'll be able to unload the low-quality player easily and spend real money on something new.

BUUUUUT... if you wanna skip the novice step and go straight to something intermediate, the AT-LP60/120 recommendations in this thread are spot on.

Edit - For some background, I started off with a hand-me-down (read: free) Crosley all-in-one thingy. I stopped collecting after 3 months and was relieved to have not invested too much on the hobby. About a year later, I picked it up again and bought a solid set-up for myself within 6 months of re-starting. It worked out well for me :)

Well...at least here's one person who hasn't torn apart my suggestion...



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