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You're very welcome. These are the speakers I picked after doing some research. Imo they're affordable, sound awesome, and look stylish. They have multiple different inputs including Bluetooth and have a remote so you can easily switch between playing from your phone, turntable, TV, etc.
Ok, made my first purchase to get my setup going. Starting with the LP-120 and it’s onboard preamp, I ordered these:
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain (Wood) [link]
Plus a record cleaning gadget, a Turntable Lab rubber/cork mat, an Audio Quest brush and a bunch of Diskeeper inner sleeves in both 10 and 12 inch.
I’d like to add a headphone amp and some nice headphones eventually. And upgrade the cart. And kill the preamp.
Anybody have experience with these speakers?
Reviews look pretty good. I'm a complete newbie to vinyl, and I'll admit that a lot of the draw here is they look nice and will integrate well into my home (and go with my turntable) and that it has bluetooth so when I'm not using my turntable I can still play music from my phone to them.
I had to go back and check which model I got. I bought these and I love them. Don't let their semi-small size fool you - they sound BIG. They pump out a lot of volume and a lot of bass for their size. I'm not really an audiophile so I didn't sit there and compare them to any Klipsch models or anything, but I'd say you get a lot of bang for your buck.
I ended up buying a set of these speakers. They have two analog lines in, optical, and bluetooth. There's a remote, so you don't need to lean forward five inches to adjust the volume.
I used the optical from my desktop, and analog from my laptop (via 3.5mm to L/R RCA cable). Worked without fiddling.
My new desktop doesn't have optical out, so I connected the speaker-out from my monitor, so whatever device is on the monitor gets line 1 (displayport/hdmi audio), line 2 is the laptop directly (since sometimes I use it without the monitor).
They don't have a headphone out themselves, though. I was lucky that I only use my headphones on my gaming computer, and they're USB. So I plug them in when I need them, and unplug them when I don't.