If you’re reading this, chances are you have a vintage or higher end turntable and would like to listen to it somewhere that doesn’t require it to be near a stereo receiver. Don’t sweat it, you have affordable options to learn how to connect a turntable to speakers.
For Turntables that Don’t Have Built-in Preamps
An easy solution requires two parts and about $35. All you need is a small preamp and RCA to 1/8” jack cable. After that, you’ll be able to play your turntable on any small speaker that has an aux in, or RCA. I’ve had the device below for 5 years, it’s a solid budget preamp that will let you continue to enjoy that vinyl in your own modern way.
Stereo 1/8 Inch to Dual RCA Adapter Cable
Not all computers have aux-in audio
If you want to hook this up to a laptop or desktop, make sure it has a 1/8″ headphone jack input. If not, you might want to try the below, or similar 1/8″ > USB jack:
Plug and play USB Stereo Adapter for Windows / Mac
Going Bluetooth for Your Turntable
I haven’t tried this (yet), but if you want to go to bluetooth there are transmitter options like the below:
TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.0 Transmitter
To transmit to a small non-bluetooth speaker, you should be able to use this small receiver device.
TaoTronics Portable Wireless Audio Adapter
Go bluetooth. Have the turntable in one room and cast it to another room to enjoy through our all purpose, beloved home speaker of choice, the Tivoli Audio Model One: