Welcome to the Getting Started page on Devoted to Vinyl!

My name is Michael, and thank you for visiting Devoted to Vinyl, the number one website aimed at helping beginners get started in the vinyl hobby. If you’re new to vinyl and feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t fret, I’ve got you covered. In fact, I’ve broken down this entire site into the following simple, easy-to-digest categories:.

1) Buying Based on Price

Interested in getting a wonderful new turntable but don’t want to spend more than your allotted budget?  If so, check out these helpful articles:

2) Buying Based on Experience

Are you a complete novice when it comes to vinyl?  Have you been listening to vinyl for a year or two and are finally ready to upgrade?  Are you a devout audiophile looking for the best vintage turntable on the market?  No matter your needs, I’ve got you covered with the following articles:

3) Buying Based on Brand

Are you interested in turntables made by specific brands?  If so, well, let’s delve deep into this topic with the following articles:

4) Buying Equipment and Accessories

Okay, so you know you need a turntable.  That’s the easy part, you say.  But what about amplifiers?  Or headphones?  Or speakers?  Well, take a look at the following articles below to help you find exactly what you need:

5a) Buying Vinyl Records

Whether you love jazz, rock, synthwave or hip hop; obsessed with James Brown or can’t get enough of the Beatles, we give you our humble opinions on what vinyl records to buy and where to buy them:

5b) Vinyl Record Care

Discover the best practices to take care of your vinyl records to ensure their longevity:

6) Buying and Selling Vinyl & Turntables

Researching a specific vinyl record or turntable is great, but do you know where to find them?  Need to finally sell an old record player or vinyl collection?   Do you wonder if it’s better to shop online or in person?  Are you prepared to store dozens and dozens of 12 x 12 records?  Please check out the articles below for more information on these subjects:

7) Songs and Albums

If you’re interested in finding the best songs on a given topic, or are just seeking out the of best or most memorable albums ever made, check out the following articles:

8) Singers and Bands

Enjoy some of the following countdown lists that discuss the top singers and bands:

9) Reviews of Turntables

Please take a look at the interactive table below to view our individual reviews of record players, as well as our in-depth articles pertaining to playing, shopping for, storing, and cleaning records:

PhotoModelKey Feature
Audio-Technica AT-LP60Fully Automatic
Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USBConvert Vinyl to CD or MP3
Audio-Technica AT-LP120USB Direct Drive
Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSBUSB Direct Drive
Audio-Technica AT-LP140XPHigh-Torque Servo Motor
Audio-Technica AT-LP1240 USBUSB Direct Drive/DJ Table
Clearaudio Concept BlackBlack Trim
Crosley C100AAdjustable Pitch Control
Denon DP-300FFully Automatic & Manual
Fluance RT81Built-in Pre-Amp
Marley Stir It Up TurntableMade with Sustainable Materials
Jensen JTA 230Converts Vinyl to Digital
Marantz TT-15S1Solid Plinth Belt-Drive Design
Music Hall MMF 2.2Moving-Magnet Phono Cartridge
Pro-Ject Debut IIIIsolated AC Motor

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC8.6" Carbon Tonearm
Pro-Ject Essential IILow-resonance MDF Platter
Rega RP1Rega Carbon MM Cartridge
Rega Planar 1RB110 tonearm
Rega Planar 210mm Float-Glass Platter
Rega Planar 3Rega Elys Cartridge
ProJect T1Features Ortofon OM5e Cartridge
ProJect T1 Phono SBFeatures Built In Phono Stage
ProJect X1Acryl platter
ProJect X2Pick it 2M Silver cartridge
U-Turn Audio Orbit PlusU-Turn OrbitAudio-Technica cartridge with conical stylus
Victrola Re-SpinBuilt-in Bass Radiator
Victrola Revolution GORechargeable Record Player
Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500Stream music services with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplay or Spotify connect
Spin-Clean Record WasherTwo Washable Drying Cloths
Affordable Record PlayersDiscover Affordable Record Players
Are Crosley’s Bad?Are Crosley’s REALLY That Bad?
Audiophile Turntables Under $500Find Audiophile Quality Turntables Under $500
Audiophile Turntables Under $1,000Find Audiophile Quality Turntables Under $1,000
Audiophile Turntables Under $2,000Find Audiophile Quality Turntables Under $2,000
Best AmplifiersLearn About Quality Amps for Playing Vinyl
Cheap Phono AmpsDiscover Phono Preamps Under $500
Best Audio-Technica TurntableDiscover the Top Audio-Technica Turntables
Best Entry-Level TurntableTurntables for Beginners Entering the Vinyl Hobby
Best HeadphonesWonderful Headphones for Listening to Vinyl at Home
Best Looking TurntableTurntables That Are Aesthetically Pleasing
Best Pioneer TurntableTop Pioneer Turntables on the Market
Best Portable TurntablesAmazing Record Players That Are Portable
Best Pro-Ject TurntablesExcellent ProJect Turntables Worthy of Your Time
Best SpeakersRecord Players with Built-in Speakers
Best Powered SpeakersPowered Speakers That Pair Well with Vinyl
Best Turntable BrandsThe Top Turntable Brands Today
Best Turntable NeedlesDiscover Some Amazing Turntable Needles
Best Turntable Under $100The Best Turntables Available Under $100
Best Turntable Under $200The Best Turntables Available Under $200
Best Turntable Under $300The Best Turntables Available Under $300
Best Turntable Under $500The Best Turntables Available Under $500
Best Turntable Under $1,000The Best Turntables Available Under $1,000
Best USB TurntablesTurntables That Also Have USB-Capability
Bluetooth TurntablesRecord Players That Connect to Bluetooth Speakers
Cheapest TurntablesSave Some Money with These Cheap Turntables
Convert Vinyl to CDLearn How to Convert Your Vinyl Collection to CD
DJ Controllers for BeginnersDJ Controllers That Beginners Might Like
DJ Controller Buying GuideUltimate DJ Controlling Buying Guide
Record Player Buying GuideIn-Depth Turntable Buying Guide for Beginners
Suitcase Record PlayersRecord Players Designed as Portable Suitcases
Vintage vs New TurntablesShould You Buy a Vintage or a New Turntable?
Where to Buy Record PlayersDiscover Where to Buy Record Players

10) Follow Me on YouTube

You can also catch me on YouTube (on my Devoted to Vinyl YouTube channel, to be specific)!  Be sure to watch a couple videos and subscribe if you like what you see! You can also catch a glimpse of what you can expect to get from my channel by checking out a video I did on the topic of vinyl record grading (and how you can avoid encountering problems with your vinyl records):