Recommendations on a budget record player/turntable setup?
Go to a thriftshop and buy something with an adjustable arm. If you have more money, replace the cartridge (highly recommended)
Audio Technica At-LP60
>U turn audio
>Audio technica AT-LP120
Keep in mind that you will need to buy an amp or reciever (a reciever is an amp+radio), and possibly even a pre-amp, and speakers if you already don't have any. Those might get expensive.
And don't buy crosley.
>Fuck this guy and his meme audio technica and U-turn
Go to Salvation Army, goodwill, flea markets. etc..
Get yourself an older Technics, really any model. I have a Technics SL-210 and have had it for years from a goodwill.
Stereo and speakers are an older Kenwood model from a salvation army
I spent about $150 and my setup is better than most.
RCA turntable input
RCA output to computer
RCA into computer, make sure it's an input.
Record with audacity or whatever program you want.
Put on itunes etc..
Not every computer has RCA inputs (yes i know there are RCA<->3.5mm cables). Besides, if you're recording records it's really about high quality i assume, so a dedicated audio card is better.
I saw a JVC Al-a158 at a thrift store near me. Is it any good? I already tried checking audiokarma, and they did not really have that much information on it, except for the fact that it is belt driven, and has an auto return feature.
Here's a video of it that I found.