Starting your Vinyl Record Collection

Posted by Tim Haidt on

What a brave new world. Many baby boomers are surprised that generation Y  and millennials are getting over their bland digital world and have started collecting vinyl records in large quantities. Each year as CD sales drop Vinyl sales go up, what a strange concept. Audiophiles ( the people that are really into their music;  swear by the sound quality of the vinyl). But of course, you not yet an audiophile and just want to get started on your setup and get moving on your collection. I am going to share 3 simple steps which will help you get the most out of your setup. 

Step 1: Buy an  Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog). These come in Black and Silver.  The Silver is modelled off the classic technics 1200, but I prefer the black as it makes any music room look elegant.  Simply put this is the best entry/ mid-level turntable money can buy it sounds great it got a pre-amp so you can plug into a set of passive or powered speakers and of you go.  

Step 2: Buy a set of  Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain. These look beautiful and sound great. 

Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood GrainEdifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain

Step 3: Pick up 5 -10 records of your favourite artist.  Many people will tell you that every collector needs to have a base record collection and that to qualify as a serious collector you need to have the Beatles -  Abbey Road, a couple of Bob Dylan records etc... This a load of rubbish all you need is music that you like that is going to spark joy.   As I write this is Blog my list is as follows. 

1. Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Pale Yellow

2. Queen - Greatest Hits I

3.Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon

4.Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

5. Micheal Jackson - Thriller

6.Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain Remastered

7. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 

8.Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix vol. 1

9.Adele - 21

10.Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City

Now that you all set enjoy your listening experience and come back and make a comment on our blog. 

 

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