In the current time where people are obsessed with using new technologies, do you still have a vintage turntable? That you want to put back in use, or might be this is also possible that you are planning to purchase your first turntable, because you love that antique vibes which come when you are listening to turntable.
But the problem is before purchasing the turntable, the first question which comes to your mind is, can I connect my turntable directly to the speaker without a receiver. So here is the answer to your question. Yes, you can connect your turntable to the speaker directly without a receiver but only, if there is a built-in amplifier in your speaker and built-in preamp in your turntable.
How to check that turntable have preamp and speaker have an amplifier?
First, if you talk about turntable, see if the turntable has a LINE output. It’s a piece of good news, if it is there, or if not and only has a phono output you need to hook it up with the external preamp.
Second, if you talk about the speaker has in-built amplifier or not, what you have to do is, check that your speaker has a power plug or not. Because those speakers have an amplifier on it which connects to power. But if there is no built-in amplifier and a power plug on your speaker and turntable. Then it is not possible to connect them directly. Because a built-in preamp and amplifier are very necessary if you want to connect both the things directly.
Things to keep in mind if buying a new turntable
If you are thinking of buying a new setup then there are lots of options for you in the market with very good reviews.
And the best option for you is to buy a Bluetooth turntable that connects to the powered speaker and headphones without using any wire. And no wire and extra efforts will be needed. But if still you want to buy the turntable without Bluetooth then there are four most important components which are important to be present in every vinyl-playing setup.
As mentioned above preamp, turntable, speaker and amplifier.
From all four components if even one of those will be missing this setup is not going to work or play vinyl records. When it comes to turntable and speaker it is very important for everyone to understand the function and importance of preamp and amplifier when you want to connect your turntable to your speaker directly.
Stereo setup with standalone components
In this set up some components are bundled together to make a full working setup. To make this setup preamp can be unified with the turntable, and the preamp can be unified with the amplifier also, and after that, the amplifier can be unified into the speaker.
Details about the five possible configurations of the setup
The turntable comes with two variants and there are two types of the signal which a turntable has. And the first one is turntable comes with a PHONO signal. And the second one is it comes with a LINE signal. A turntable that has a LINE signal has a built-in preamp, but the turntable with PHONO signal needs to be hooked up with a preamp.
So some turntables come with preamps and without preamps.
If your turntable has preamp its good, if not, you need to go with standalone setup means standalone preamps or you need an in-built amplifier. So before you purchase your turntable keep in mind this thing that checks that your turntable must have an in-built preamp and LINE signal.
What is preamp?
Preamp performs two important tasks, it corrects the tone of the signal that is picked up by your turntable so that the music will sound good.
Secondly, it is very to connect the turntable with the amplifier and active the speaker.
Use of an amplifier
An amplifier is used to amplify the music, we can also call the receiver it can be built-in into the speaker or attached from the outside. And it is used to drive the music.
As everyone knows the speaker simply converts the music signal to sound and spread it into the air so we can listen and enjoy it.
But if you want to connect your turntable with the speaker make sure you have the speaker with plug point.
So if you have turntable and speaker with these built-in function you can easily connect your turntable with the speaker without having a receiver.
But if not it is not possible to connect the turntable and speaker, for that you have to use the receiver.