If you are paying attention around you, you will notice that a lot of “vintage” trends are coming back. This is because there is a growing mass of people that are beginning to reject the digitization of everything around us. One such trend is bringing back turntables, in fact, turntables have had record high sales this year alone. So, it is safe to say that turntables are slowly beginning to make their way back into a lot of homes. This is because a lot of audiophiles claim that turntables provide a very different listening experience when compared to digital music, and that is a proven fact. So, if you are interested in buying a turntable, you can keep on reading below.
Now, the first thing you need to do is set a budget because turntables can fall under $300 to up to thousands of dollars depending on how rare they are. Now, if you are new with turntables and want to test the waters before buying a more expensive one, you can opt for budget turntables that are more affordable, and if you enjoy the experience, you can then opt for a more expensive one later one.
You then need to decide if you want a manual, a semi-automatic or an automatic turntable. With manual turntables, you have to place the needle on the disk yourself, and with the others, the needle will go on the disk itself. If you happen to have unsteady hands, then you should get an automatic turntable so that you do not accidentally damage the record.
You should also look into how old the turntable is and whether its parts are easy to replace and fix, because there is no point in buying a turntable that no one can fix or replace because once it gets damaged, you will not be able to use it again.