i enjoy listening to vinyl on my little portable record player. first on an old classroom unit I bought years ago at a yard sale. and more recently, on a new one given to me by dad (thanks dad!).
I've wanted an actual turntable. but buying one meant also a receiver & speakers.
and that all seemed intimidating.
today on a whim, stopped at the antique store. went upstairs & immediately saw an old truetone turntable, with built-in receiver & speakers. it works well. & it looks like the previous owner loved it enough to take good care of it.
so screw buying something new.
I found something old. and pretty. and sounds good. and right now it is playing johnny cash.
and, it was on sale.