A record player and a bass speaker can walk into a bar…

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A record player and a bass speaker can walk into a bar…

Post by Stereordinary » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:59 pm

Ok, so I have a record player, just a cheap Crowley, one of those suitcase deals you can get at Target. It has a tiny amp and built-in speakers already. But I also have an Ampeg 2x15” speaker cabinet.

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Can anybody help me find a little amplifier that I could plug the headphone jack on my record player into it, and then go to a 4 ohm output to the bass cab?
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Post by Squirrel » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Off the top of my head I can't think of anything ready-made that would really be suitable, as I presume you'd want it to be mono and fairly powerful. The first solution that springs to mind would be to buy a cheap old PA amplifier (the sort where you can adjust the gain on the inputs for a turntable/mic/CD player/whatever), and wire it directly to your record player's cartridge.
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Post by NoiseNoiseNoise » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:39 pm

I'd suggest throwing away that cheap player before you destroy your vinyl with it! Find a good quality used deck and build a dedicated system.
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Post by Squirrel » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 pm

^That too. A customer of mine once brought in a Crosley for repairs and the back of the lid scratched the record as it turned round.

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Post by Stereordinary » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:11 pm

Well I definitely hear you guys on that point. I don't feel like my Crosley has ever ruined any of my vinyl, but I'll be careful with it. I don't actually use it that much, and an amp that I could plug my phone or computer into would be just as useful, maybe moreso. I just figure I already have the speaker cabinet, I just need an amp with an input that will work. Doesn't even need to be that powerful.
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Re: A record player and a bass speaker can walk into a bar…

Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:48 am

Probably a powered mixer with phono and line inputs would work best for the scenario you describe, and leave the door open for a turntable upgrade.

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