You’ll need a few things, some of which you probably have already.
(1) AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS. This includes any speaker setup you can plug an audio source like an iPod into (e.g. computer speakers, home stereo systems, desktop radios).
(2) PHONO PREAMP. Because phono signals are output at a lower voltage than other audio sources, the signal needs an extra boost before it reaches your amplified speakers or sound system. Basic phono preamps start at around $15, while high-performance units can cost $100 or more. If your receiver has a dedicated “phono” input, then you do not need a phono preamp.
(3) THE RIGHT CABLES. The Orbit has RCA jacks and comes with a set of RCA cables (which plug into the phono preamp). If you plan on plugging your phono preamp into an ⅛” audio-in (i.e. headphone) jack, then you will need a Y-cable to connect the two. These are inexpensive and can be found at any electronics retailer.
(4) RECORDS. We recommend supporting your local record store or looking for used lots on eBay or Craigslist.