Very new to the Record/Vinyl listening game. Recently was given a large cache of Vinyl. Bear with me here. Looking into purchasing a record player/turntable.
What I need is a few things: something I can hook up to a receiver while at work, easily portable preferred and also use at home. What do I need to look for so I can move the table from work to home having different set-ups at both places?
At work we have a large component system that has RCA jacks (80's style amp). At home I do not have a large system and would rather not purchase one right away for the purpose of Vinyl enjoyment. Also short on space here so small and compact output would be nice.
I want to be able to listen without purchasing an expensive reciever, speakers and such. What do I need for to save space and money while maximizing my listening at home in terms of sound quality? If I could get a decent table, amp and bookshelf speakers for $200 that would be ideal but I'm flexible on price. Lo-fi or medium-fi is cool by me.
Also, would prefer to find a player that allows me to add/record to Hard Drive via USB or similar.
Lastly, do all record players play all record sizes? Do I need to discern size diffs before purchasing more records? I've noticed there a few different sizes in records but all I got are full sized.
Appreciate your time!