totomatic wrote:Get more respectable sound from your records than the one you're currently using. will not compare to a decent vintage turntable, but hey, this will get you going in no time, plus it has a built in preamp
What's the deal with pre-amps? What are they for, what do they do, how do I know if an amp has one or not?
Also, would it be worth getting a lesser turntable and spending more to replace the needle and cartridge, or just going with a better turntable with good/average needle and cartridge?