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08:37 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 :)
06:13 PM on 01/04/13 
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Crosley is perfect for anyone who has tons of vinyls.


I mean my Crosley works well as the thing on my floor that I put shit on.
I also have a Crosley from when I was 14 and I too put shit on it.


I kept mine too, so that I wouldn't need to move my whole set-up to my house at school.
I play maybe 5-6 records a week when I'm at school though, so its major use is as the thing I keep my Xbox on.
11:29 PM on 01/04/13 
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People who have records should stay away from Crosley. People who have 'vinyls' probably wouldn't notice the difference.
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