Posts tagged turntable
So this is cool, tonight I got a message on my Youtube page from someone asking me to submit a couple of photos for a video “scrapbook”. In this case they were asking for these pictures of my record collection shelves for a series based on a bunch of people in the vinyl enthusiast community on Youtube.
This isn’t all of them(about 287 out of 290 since I have three filed out to review this week), but close enough with some of my odds and ends on the bottom there. I’m choosing to share it on my blog here since this is the nicest photo I’ve ever gotten of my collection as it currently stands, this is a photo that actually shows ALL of what I have which took some time to get just right, and soon enough you’ll be seeing this featured in a pretty cool video. The installment they did last year got almost 10,000 hits, so needless to say I jumped on being a part of it!
A video I put up yesterday about my new turntable speaker system, how it’s assembled and just some of my general thoughts on it. Featuring lovely Dayton Audio speakers and a Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier!
My first vinyl unboxing video of 2013, featuring just released this week Yo La Tengo album “Fade” and a spin of the first song “Ohm”. It’s a long one but a good one!
Got some very nice rainbow-flavored cover action going on in my turntable tonight too, courtesy of the new Yo La Tengo record of course.
Even though it looks more like the top to an easel rather than a record, that is The Beatles’ “White Album” fronting the top of one of my new speakers in a system that is finally complete! The Dayton Audio speakers have worked out splendidly so far, and the Lepai digital amplifier has done a wonderful job bringing the whole sound together.
I had my struggles toning the sound to just where I needed it to be at first(and I’m still tweaking it), but I’m impressed with how it looks now and how much better it sounds! Everyone needs to come on over and listen to this immediately! In fact it’s given me an idea for my blog here that I’m going to roll out soon….
They’re a little hard to see, but this is half of the set of Dayton Audio b652 bookshelf speakers I got for my turntable for the holidays. I still have to get a proper amplifier for the right setup so I won’t be able to use them immediately, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Gotta call on all vinyl and turntable and sound people that are into that sort of thing because I have a very important query. As the Christmas season draws closer this year I’m thinking that I should scale up on the speakers that I’m using for my Audio Technica LP-120. It’s a basic table but it’s done very very right by me in the 1-2 years I’ve had it now, and I’m looking to improve some of the basic elements on it(maybe a needle as well? I don’t really know).
Anyway I have Bose Companion II Series II speakers fitted into it right now, though I’ve been using them more out of necessity than knowing whether or not they’re the most ideal fit. Obviously Bose has a reputation when it comes to it’s sound, but they are pretty small and low to the ground and I half wonder if they’re getting overwhelmed from time to time depending on the record being played. Occasionally it feels bassy without rich substance or just not really dynamic enough to be getting the sound across the right way.
Any advice on this would be appreciated or just ideas on how to do some small upgrades when it comes to my record player setup. This has definitely been my biggest obsession this year(and for a long time to come), so anything to enrich the experience would be absolutely essential.
For the lovely person who sent me the ask just now about this, this is all you really have to do to hook up your turntable to a speaker system. As long as the speakers are plugged in and the turntable is plugged in, all you have to do to join the two is merely take the red and white plugs that branch from the wire running out of the back of the Audio Technica(don’t worry that’s built in already), and match them to either pair of slots on the back here.
There’s no particular side that’s better, as long as red goes in red and white goes in white you should be good to go in that regard. Every speaker system is a little bit different of course, but as long as you have these connections you should be fine. :)