Question: Do you need an amplifier for a turntable?

Yes. A turntable must be connected to an amplifier as the output signal is not strong enough to drive speakers. So if you have a turntable with a built-in preamp and also have speakers with a built-in amplifier, then you connect the two without the standalone amplifier.

What kind of amplifier do I need for a turntable?

Amplifier. Once your have a turntable and pre-amp you will need an amplifier to connect to the preamplifier in order to boost the signal to a line level signal. You could utilize an A/V receiver, separate amplifier, or powered speakers that have a built-in amplifier (different than pre-amp).

Do I need an amp if I have a preamp?

Well the answer is no, you cant use a preamp without an amp. Even if the names of the two devices arent obvious enough, its necessary to understand that a preamp is basically a supplementary device that isnt needed in every speaker system.

Do I need to buy speakers for a turntable?

Turntables need an external amplifier and speakers to play records. They usually offer much higher sound quality than record players with the speakers built-in. But turntables wont be as compact, cute, and affordable as record players.

Do modern turntables need a receiver?

If you want to set up a simple turntable stereo, and youre only planning on using it for that one function, you dont need bulky and unnecessary equipment like a receiver.

Whats the difference between a cheap and expensive turntable?

Entry-level turntables use the simplest type of motor, which works fine but affects sound quality. On the other hand, high-end players use motors with suspension that have a heavy, metal damping ring machine around them. This makes the motor much more resistant to vibration and therefore quieter.

What is the most expensive turntable?

Continuum Caliburn turntable The Continuum Caliburn turntable, manufactured by Continuum Audio Laboratories PTY in Melbourne, Australia, is the most expensive in the world with prices reaching up to $112,000 (£57,800) depending on the finish – the tone arm costs an additional $12,000 (£6,200).

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