Update: This deal has expired.
BuyDig via eBay currently has a record player package available at a fantastic price. The package includes the Audio-Technica LP120-USB record player, two Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speakers and a Klipsch 12-Inch 300-Watt Subwoofer for $539. By itself, the price seems a bit extravagant. But for the quality of the products, it's actually a great deal when you compare it to the cost of buying the items separately, or to any setup around the $550 range.
Audio-Technica is one of today's leading manufacturers of record players. The brand is starting to become more available in stores as newbies to the vinyl craze discover the truth about Crosley players - that they're a fraction of the cost to the detriment of the records they play. The record player included in this package, the LP120, is possibly Audio-Technica's most notable turntable as it delivers one of the best modern audio experiences to be found for beginners. Separately, you could buy this item for around $300 from Amazon. The 2000 reviews ranking it at 4.5 out of 5 stars might just convince you.
But a good vinyl setup doesn't end there. The quality of the music you'll hear depends on every piece of your setup, not just the record player itself. Thankfully, BuyDig's package includes two speakers and a subwoofer made by Klipsch, a highly regarded loudspeaker and headphone manufacturer. Many vinyl setups require a separate amplifier, something which some new buyers don't even realize until they're having issues. However, the R-15PM Monitors are powered which means you do not need a separate amplifier or receiver in your setup for them to work properly. The speakers also feature Bluetooth and can be plugged into a computer via USB so you can convert your records into MP3s. Generally these speakers sell for between $400 and $500, making the total price of just the two speakers and the record player more than the cost of BuyDig's deal which also includes the Klipsch Synergy Series 12-Inch 300-Watt Subwoofer as well. As this item can be found for around $200, that brings the total cost of this package up to at least $900 if you were to buy each item on its own.
And with that, the basics of your vinyl setup are complete. Next, you'll want to pick up your favorite records, brush up on vinyl cleaning & handling tips, find the perfect home entertainment center from IKEA and decide where you're gonna put everything.
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