Major Components of a Hi-Fi System
Any hi-fi system essentially comes down to three parts - the source (turntable, CD player etc), the amplification and the speakers. It may not always appear as such, with all-in-one options or speakers with built-in amplification, but these are the three vital sections.
If you have an amplifier and speakers already, all you need to do is connect your turntable using RCA cables. Make sure your amplifier has an available phono input - if not, you'll also require an external phono stage. The phono stage is necessary to conduct a specialised equalisation of the signal taken from the cartridge. Some turntables come with an inbuilt phono stage, such as the Essential III Phono or the Debut Recordmaster. As a general rule, if your turntable has a USB input then it has an inbuilt phono stage.
Stereo Box S2 BT
Once you've connected your turntable to your amplifier with a phono stage in between, provided there are speakers connected, you should be good to get going. If you don't have any hi-fi components yet, our Stereo Box S2 BT is a great amp option.
Juke Box E
For an easy, all-in-one set up, our Juke Box E turntable has a built-in amplifier, phono stage and speed controller, so all you need to do is link up a pair of speakers and you're good to go. It's a great sounding system, and you'll never need to struggle with a mess of cables to listen to your vinyl.