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im looking to pick up a set of speakers for a good friend of mine who hasn't bought a turntable yet but eventually has plans on getting one. i'm looking to kickstart it so that she eventually gets around to it. 

i'm no audiophile so i was just wondering if there is anything i should be looking out for when picking up speakers? the whole audiophile scene seems very technical and a bit daunting for someone with not much experience in the field.
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This retailer has a good beginners overview of Turntables, phono preamps, etc. It will get you up to speed on the lingo.

http://turntablelab.com/pages/beginners-guide-to-turntables
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appreciate the resource! thanks!
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Check out the Zu Omen Dirty Weekend speakers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote ranonranonarat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2014 at 9:04pm
thanks for the recommendation Ishmael, although i didn't pick those up i managed to grab a pair of cheap mordaunt short's ms10i for a steal.
 
i was so impressed with things that i got into this myself. picked up a used toshiba sb420 amp and some made in usa vintage JBL's locally. at the same time, i picked up a brand new music hall mmf 2.2 to start off even though there are possibly better used options around at the same price. i just didn't want to get my fingers burnt picking up a dud since im not experienced enough to know what to look out for.
 
been trawling discogs and ebay a lot for used records. any other recommendations on where i can pick up used stuff online?
 
 
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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area so there are a lot of used record stores around as well as flea markets and record swap events. 

I've been having a blast going through bins and finding old Blue Note jazz albums from the 50's and early 60's. I'm also finding very cool European issues of 50's music by Jimmy Write and Roy Milton from the 40's. I also go for quirky genres like Marimbas Mexicanas, perfect for drinking Margaritas. Right now I have Albert King playing Born Under a Bad Sign. Quality 50's and early 60's blues is probably the hardest to find. 
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When i moved out from my folks house at 18 into a rented flat i was dirt poor, 2 years into a 6 year apprenticeship my earnings were pitiful to say the least after paying my rent and bills i had less than £20 for the week. I used to live on a diet of tinned new potatoes or toast so at an age when you live for music buying a CD was way down the list of my necessities.
Next door to the toast and potato shop was a charity shop with cases full of vinyl that nobody wanted from the 40,s and 50,s Louis Jordan, Fats Waller, Blue Note ect most for 10p so for £1 i could get 10 (a CD was £10 back then and i didn't even own a CD player.) I still listen to those records today and thanks to killerb hooking me up with Offliberty i now have all the discontinued records in itunes.
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I’m not an audiophile but these are supposed to be audiophile quality - and regardless of how little I know about this field I do know they are the best sounding ‘headphones’ (apparently they are IEMs) I have ever tried or used

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