"That is the question,
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The bits and bytes of outrageous compression,
Or take arms against the sea of jitter,
And, by opposing, end them ? To listen, to read---
No more, --- and by a read to say we end
The heartache and the thousand questions
That liner notes and sleeves can answer
Devoutly to be wished ! To read, to listen
To listen perchance to drift into the pleasantries of music
Ay that's the rub
For that music is the sense we love
When we have shuffled off our mortal media
And give us pause there's the respect
That makes calamity of proper reproduction."
Well you asked, didn't you......
No need to go quite a$ deep into the depths of vinyl reproduction, if you are looking to experience the media and check out what it's all about and are looking for a new hassle free player, look into U-Turn Audio and their basic Orbit player.
A check on fleabay makes me think you can get into and out for a fairly reasonable experien$e if you decide vinyl is not for you.
Good luck and welcome to VE......
Fred and full disclosure a U-Turn Audio Kickstarter backer