Can I Connect My Turntable Directly to Speakers?

One of the important components in a stereo system is the turntable. Turntables, along with amplifier, speakers and cables are used to make a stereo sound. One of the most common problems with this type of set-up is when it doesn’t pick up sound from your turntable.

This blog will discuss how to avoid this problem if you have a turntable that cannot connect directly to speakers without having an amplifier or mixer involved.

This issue is caused by the fact that most turntable require a pre-amp (an amplifying device) to connect to your speakers. This can either be done using a special turntable pre-amp or an amplifier with a phono input.

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Benefits of connecting Turntable Directly to Speakers:

If your turntable is connected directly to your speakers, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  1.  You do not have to spend any extra money on a turntable amplifier. This means  you can save a lot of money when buying your equipment.
  2. You will avoid noise interference caused by connecting cables between amplifiers and turntables. This has the potential to ruin the listening experience for you and your friends or family using your stereo system.
  3. You will be able to use any type of amplifier or speakers as long as it can accommodate a turntable. When you connect your turntable using a pre-amp, you will need a special amplifier that can accommodate both your turntable and your speakers.
  4. Your sound quality will be better because you used speakers that were custom-made for your sound system. You won’t have to worry about the loud rumbling caused by incompatible speakers that go into feedback loops when there is no amplification involved with the connection between them and the turntable.
  5. You will have better control over the volume knob on your turntable, because it is right in front of you. Using a pre-amp means that you will have to use your amplifier’s volume control to make adjustments.

Connecting Your Turntable Directly to Speakers:

1. Enclose your speakers with a sound box:

Sound boxes are specifically designed to improve the quality of the sound from your speakers. This enclosure will give you a more rich and ambient sound as opposed to the one produced with speakers that are placed in an open area. In summary, enclosing your speakers  will result in a crisper sound that requires less amplification for it to be picked up by your turntable.

2. Use a pre-amp:

If you think that buying a new amplifier is going to  be too expensive, then you can try using a pre-amp instead. A pre-amp will convert your turntable’s signals so they can be picked up by the amplifier that is connected to your speakers. This approach is very popular among audiophiles that own turntables that cannot connect directly to speakers.

3. Use a mixer:

You might not know this, but you can also connect your turntable to your speakers with the help of a mixer. Mixers are used by DJs to both mix and amplify their sound at the same time. If you do decide to use a turntable connected to a mixer equipped with an amplifier, make sure that you use optical cables instead of RCA cables in order to get rid of noise interference during playback.

4. Use a USB turntable:

There are also some new types of turntables that allow users to connect it directly to speakers without the need for any additional equipment, including the use of an amplifier or mixer. The advantage of using these devices is that they can directly connect with your computer’s audio output (USB).

5. Use an external amplifier:

Turntables can also be connected to your speakers with the help of an external amplifier. All you need to do is connect the turntable to this amplifier and then make sure that the volume of your speakers are set correctly before proceeding to play your records.

What difference will it make?

When you directly connect your turntable to your speakers, the sound will be cleaner and clearer. With this method, you will also be able to play your records at a higher volume without any additional noise.

This type of connection is very beneficial because it allows you to avoid having to spend money on a receiver or another amplifier for your stereo system, and it also means that you don’t have to compromise on the quality of sound when playing your records.


As you can see, there are several ways to connect your turntable directly to speakers. This approach will not only save you the trouble of connecting the system with an amplifier or a mixer, but it will also allow you to use any type of speakers as long as they come with an RCA input.

By connecting your turntable directly to speakers without an amplifier, you will be able to get the best possible sound quality from them. In addition, you will also be able to use any combination of speakers and amplifiers that you want, as long as they can accommodate your turntable.


Q: What do I need with my turntable?

A: Turntable Cartridge Amplifier/Stereo System with Phono Input Speakers/Headphones

Q: Where to plug speakers into PC?

A: a computer with a sound card speakers a power socket to plug the speakers into.

Q: How to connect an external speaker to the laptop?

A: Click on the Notifications icon,on the lower right side of the screen. Right click on the Bluetooth option,and click on Go to Settings. Once there find your Speakers from the list of bluetooth devices,and click connect.

Q: How do I add bluetooth speakers to my laptop?

A: How do I connect my Bluetooth speaker to my laptop? To pair a Bluetooth headset, speaker, or other audio device On your PC, select Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices > Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth. Choose the device and follow additional instructions if they appear, then select Done.