In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of having a HiFi/Analog vinyl record playing system vs. the pros and cons of the digital world that surrounds us. We go over the many combinations of how you can arrange your system based on your needs and budget; from all-in-one turntables with built in speakers, to tube amplification. We go over how this all works from needle to speakers. Belt driven turn tables vs. direct drive, moving magnet cartridges vs. moving coil, standard mounting cartridges vs. P-mount, how to pair and align your cartridge and set up your turntable. We also discuss pre-amps, power amps, receivers and speakers. We are in no way insufferable know-it-alls and there is no way one episode can cover everything there is to know about the subject. This episode is intended to cover the basics for those of you who have asked about our personal systems, who are interested but know little to nothing about vinyl or how to set up a home HiFi system. There is so much more information out there and differing opinions, but our hope is that this episode covers enough of the basics that you can feel confident getting started on setting up your own HiFi/Analog vinyl record playing systems. We also give advice on how to achieve wonderful sound at home without breaking the bank.
In this episode we visit local record shop, Randy's Records, and drop some dough on vinyl. We then head back to Clay's to discuss our picks. Justin gave one of his finds to Clay but will Clay return the favor? You can visit www.geekingonmusic for links and other info pertaining to this episode.