Friday, October 30, 2015

Where to buy a turntable in Columbus

    Our workhorse: the Audio Technica AT-LP60        
In 2014, Spoonful became an authorized Audio Technica dealer.  We've been carrying the Audio Technica AT-LP60 turntable for 5 years, but now we get them factory-direct!  It's a great little turntable!  It's easy to use, compact, belt-driven and plays at 45 or 33 1/3 RPM.  With its built-in preamp, you can actually connect it directly to powered speakers (like computer speakers) or other components that have no dedicated turntable input.  Our price: $115.

We also offer the USB version of this turntable as well (it looks exactly the same except for the usb cord coming out the back) that you can hook up to your PC or Mac and allows you to make mp3 recordings of your vinyl music. It is great for people who make music and want to sample stuff or have a collection to archive. The Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB is $135.

    The Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB       
New this year, we started carrying the Audio Technica AT-LP120. At $285, it's a bit of an investment, but well worth it. The counter-weighted "S" arm tracks the grooves much better than straight arm models, it's a  direct drive model with a professional cartridge, pitch control, forward and reverse capability, and three speeds: 33, 45, & 78 RPM.

THE VINYL STARTER KIT: We've done a lot of research and really wanted to offer an affordable, complete set-up solution for those first-time buyers, so we have paired the AT-LP60 with a couple of bookshelf Dayton Audio speakers (designed right here in Ohio) and a very compact Lepai amp, for the combo price of $190. This makes a great Christmas gift for anybody who wants to get started spinning vinyl!

PLEASE NOTE: we assemble each turntable we sell, so you never have to struggle with putting a belt on a turntable.  We sell turntables ready-to-go out of the box!!

So if you are looking for a turntable in the Columbus area, come to Spoonful Records.  We are happy to show you how it works, play the display model for you, and, you might notice, it's the same turntable we have behind the counter--our daily workhorse!  If you stop by during the week, ask Fred to show you!

Replacement cartridges are also available.  Questions? Call us at 614-586-1918.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Record Store Crawl / Record Store Map for Columbus, OH -- October 2015

Hi Everybody, in anticipation of the Record Store Crawl on October 24, 2015, here is the updated record store map.

We will be open EARLY for the Record Store Crawl on Saturday, October 24 at 10 am with coffee and donuts, and we will have an EARLY BIRD SALE--20% off all used vinyl & $2 off new LPs FROM 10 AM TO NOON ONLY. So make Spoonful your first stop and then head north and hit up all the wonderful record stores Columbus has to offer!!!

Map notes: In three and a half years, two stores (Broken Records and Records Per Minute) were added and two stores (Dreadful Sounds and Johnny Go's) were removed.  Johnny's might still be open at the time of this writing, but reports of the closing due to Campus Partners planning have been widely circulated. Vinyl Frontier & Strange Loop opened and closed abruptly within the last couple years, so they never made it on the map at all. Our hats off to all the stores, as Brett likes to say when he's placing orders on his "day off": running a retail operation ain't no joke!