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iTek I60019 5-in-1 Classic Music System, Traditional Style, CD Casette AM/FM USB Functions, Mains Powered with 33/45/78 RPM, Light Brown

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The majority of the time you’ll probably listen to full length albums, which measure twelve inches in diameter. These records are designed to spin at 33 1/3, which is the default setting for most turntables. If your unit does not have a built-in pre-amplifier, you will need to buy a phono preamplifier separately to convert the phono signal into a line level signal that can be processed and made ready for output to the speakers (which requires it being amplified once more in an amplifier). There is a plastic sleeve that covers the connection where the wire meets the metal terminal at the end. Use this piece to grip and pull your wires. It will provide a lot of traction without messing with the sensitive terminals at the end of each wire.

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The platter, also confusingly referred to as the turntable, is one component that every record player shares. It holds the vinyl records and spins them at a consistent speed. Next we will answer some common questions on playing record players. If you have any additional questions, please ask them in the comments below. Amp' = Amplifier. You need one of these between the turntable and the speakers to amplify the tiny output from the 'needle' (stylus) so you can hear it through the speakers.

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Place the tonearm above the first groove. The stylus on the tonearm must be directly positioned over the outermost groove. You’ll notice three or four widely spaced grooves located along the outer perimeter. These grooves indicate the place before the music begins. Storing vinyl correctly prevents damage to your record collection, such as scratches or warping. Records are very fragile and can easily be damaged if you fail to take the necessary steps to protect them. This is a huge deal, if you have any priceless first pressings. Spherical, or conical styluses are the cheapest version of stylus on the market. Your original stylus is likely a spherical model. They tend to be a little larger, and may cause distortion if they can’t trace smaller grooves in your vinyl records. They are cheap though, and they can be easily replaced. To prevent a dip in sound quality or damage to your vinyl collection make sure that both the platter and needle are free from dust. Both components tend to be dust magnets, especially the needle.

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Flip the switch to cause the platter to start spinning. The controls vary from model to model, but most have a switch to engage or disengage the motor that drives the platter. There are a few good options that are equipped with top of the line components and a durable design to ensure your record player lasts a long time. I recommend this model from 1byOne. Setting up the speakers is pretty straightforward, if you have a record player with a built-in preamp. All you have to do is plug the speakers directly into the record player using the red and white RCA cables. Traditionally you could not just plug your 'record player' into speakers and get sound out. These days it is possible with the right gear.You can put on rubber gloves and pull these wires out by hand if you have a steady hand and plenty of room to work with. Classic Portable Suitcase Turntable Design: Vintage suitcase design record player with premium PVC leather, lightweight with an integrated carrying handle, nice stylish look and retro feel. is an absolute fancy decoration to your house, and a lovely gift for your friends. If your model has a cueing lever, then you can simply push the tonearm into place using your fingers. The tonearm will stay hovering above the vinyl until you disengage the lever or switch. Make sure you always carefully follow the steps I’ve included here to operate your turntable properly. While it may seem like a lengthy process, it is worth it, because it can lengthen the lifespan of your turntable.

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