There are so many reasons to love vinyl. But perhaps key among them all is that, even in this world of high-resolution digital files and wireless streaming, there remains something unique about the sound quality and pleasure you get from a great vinyl.
If you're going to go for vinyl, you need a turntable that will provide your amp and speakers with the beautiful, full-range sound synonymous with vinyl.
So why pay more for a high-end turntable? Richer Sounds only sells products that are great – and great value – but we do stock a wide range to suit all budgets. Spend more and you'll get more.
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the record’s groove picks up the audio signal from vinyl,
so cutting out any unwanted movement, no matter how small, produces a cleaner and more faithful signal. That means not just isolating external movement but also vibration from the turntable's own motor.
High-end turntables use improved materials to enhance performance: the "platter" your record rests on is very important to avoid slipping or any vibration; the rigidity
and weight of the tone-arm and cartridge are also very important; even the bearings used around its axle can make a big difference in isolation from vibration – that translates directly into a big improvement in audio quality.
Moving up from the most basic models can also get you some extra, and useful, features. One particularly useful one is a built-in USB socket so you can "rip" digital audio tracks from the vinyl source. This lets you have the best of both worlds: the beautiful sound of vinyl at home but also the convenience of digital audio files to listen to on the move. Most of the very best models shy away from in-built electronics, so if you want these features a stand-alone adapter is available.
Our home-styled demonstration rooms in every store will let you compare different turntables but also let you put vinyl alongside CD and high-resolution digital files so you can compare and contrast for yourself. There's nowhere better to try them yourself and find the perfect turntable for your home.
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