How to Connect Edifier Speakers to Turntable? A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re a vinyl enthusiast who’s desperately eager to upgrade your listening experience, you’re at the right place for some advice! Edifiers, renowned for their audio excellence, offer a range of speakers that can elevate your vinyl listening experience to new heights.

And when you connect these edifier speakers to your turntable – the result is a powerful combo that offers a game-changing listening experience. Vinyl records have made a remarkable comeback in recent years, drawing music enthusiasts back to the nostalgic world of analog audio. However, to truly enjoy the warm and authentic sound of vinyl, you’ll need more than just a turntable.

How to connect edifier speakers to turntable

In this guide, we’ll walk you through all the things you’ll need and the step-by-step process of connecting edifier speakers to your turntable, ensuring that every crackle and pop is delivered in all its vintage glory.

What You’ll Need

Before we begin, make sure you have the following items on hand:

  1. A Turntable: Your trusty record player is the heart of the setup. Ensure it’s in working order and properly set up.
  2. Edifier Speakers: These can be active (powered) speakers or passive (unpowered) speakers. Active speakers have built-in amplifiers, making them easier to set up, while passive speakers require an external amplifier or receiver.
  3. Amplifier or Receiver (for Passive Speakers): If you’re using passive Edifier speakers, you’ll need an amplifier or receiver to power them. Edifier offers a range of active speakers with built-in amplification, which simplifies this step.
  4. Speaker Wire (for Passive Speakers): If using passive speakers, you’ll need speaker wire to connect them to the amplifier or receiver.
  5. Interconnect Cables: These are essential for connecting your turntable to your speakers or amplifier. You’ll need RCA cables for the turntable.
  6. Phono Preamp (if your turntable doesn’t have a built-in one): Some turntables lack a built-in phono preamp, which is essential for converting the low-level signal from the turntable to a line-level signal suitable for your speakers or amplifier.
  7. Vinyl Records: Of course, you’re going to need some vinyl records to enjoy!

Quick Prep-up Guide Before Connecting:

First things first, start by unboxing your Edifier speakers and positioning them in your room as desired. The speaker with the control knobs should be on your left side. Keep in mind that the speakers should be spaced no more than 8 feet apart and should be set at ear level.

Next, turn the speakers around so that their back panels are facing you. Ensure that the power switch is in the off position, and then plug one of the speakers into an electrical outlet. It’s important to note that only one of the speakers should be connected to the power outlet.

Last but not least, carefully make sure that your turntable, Edifier speakers, and amplifier or receiver (if you’re using passive speakers) are all placed on a stable, level surface that is free from vibrations.

Now that everything’s well-set, let’s start connecting!

Step-by-step Instructions For Connecting Edifier Speakers to Turntable

Step-by-step Instructions For Connecting Edifier Speakers to Turntable

Connect the Turntable to the Phono Preamp (if needed)

If your turntable doesn’t have a built-in phono preamp, you’ll need to connect an external one. Follow these steps:

  • Plug one end of the RCA cable into the turntable’s output labeled “Phono.”
  • Connect the other end of the RCA cable to the input of the external phono preamp.
  • Use another set of RCA cables to connect the output of the phono preamp to the input of your amplifier or receiver. Ensure you follow the left (white) and right (red) channel connections.

Step 1: Connect the Turntable to the Edifier Speakers (if using active speakers)

If you’re using active Edifier speakers (those with built-in amplification), follow these steps to connect them directly to your turntable:

  1. Use an RCA cable to connect the turntable’s “Line Out” or “Phono Out” to the RCA input on the active Edifier speakers. Again, pay attention to the left and right channels.
  2. Power on your turntable and Edifier speakers.

Step 2: Connect the Turntable to the Amplifier (if using passive speakers)

If you have passive Edifier speakers, you’ll need to connect your turntable to an amplifier or receiver first. Here’s how:

  1. Connect the RCA output of the turntable to one of the RCA inputs on the amplifier or receiver. Use an appropriate set of interconnect cables.
  2. Connect the amplifier or receiver’s speaker outputs to the Edifier speakers using speaker wire. We recommend using the higher quality RCA cable that comes with your speakers rather than the one that comes with your turntable. Make sure to connect the left and right channels correctly.
  3. Power on your turntable, amplifier and receiver. Also turn on the power switch on the back of the speaker.

Step 3: Test and Adjust

Now that your turntable, speakers, and amplifier (if necessary) are all connected, it’s time to test your setup. Play a vinyl record and listen carefully. Hit the start button on the turntable. If you don’t hear your record, push the bottom knob on the side of the speaker to toggle through the available inputs until you select the right one.

If the sound is too quiet or distorted, adjust the volume and tone controls on the amplifier, preamp (if applicable), and edifier speakers to achieve the desired sound quality.

Step 4: Fine-Tuning

Achieving the perfect sound may require some additional adjustments. Experiment with the placement of your Edifier speakers to optimize sound dispersion, and don’t be afraid to fine-tune the tone controls to match your preferences. If you notice any ground loop hum or interference, consider adding a ground loop isolator to your setup.

Final Thoughts

Connecting Edifier speakers to a turntable can be a rewarding experience, providing you with the rich, warm sound that vinyl enthusiasts cherish.

Whether you’re using active or passive Edifier speakers, following the steps outlined in this guide will ensure that your setup is correctly configured for an optimal listening experience. Take your time to fine-tune the settings and enjoy the timeless pleasure of listening to vinyl records with superb audio quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1: How do I connect my turntable directly to my speakers?

Answer: Ensure your turntable is equipped with a built-in preamp or use active speakers with a phono input. Connect the turntable’s audio output (usually RCA cables) to the corresponding input on the speakers. Power on both the turntable and speakers. Adjust the volume on your speakers as needed. This setup allows you to play vinyl records without the need for an external amplifier or receiver. If your turntable doesn’t have a built-in preamp, you’ll need an external preamp between the turntable and the speakers.

Q.2: Are Edifier speakers good for a turntable?

Answer: Yes, Edifier speakers are generally good for use with a turntable, especially if they have built-in phono preamps or if you use an external preamp. Edifier offers a variety of speaker models suitable for different audio setups, making them a convenient choice for vinyl enthusiasts.

Q.3: Can I connect turntable to Bluetooth speaker?

Answer: Yes, you can connect a turntable to a Bluetooth speaker if the turntable has Bluetooth capability or if you use an external Bluetooth transmitter. This allows you to wirelessly stream the turntable’s audio to the Bluetooth speaker.

Q.4: Can Edifier connect to two devices?

Answer: Edifier speakers typically support connecting to multiple devices through various methods like Bluetooth, RCA, or auxiliary inputs. You can switch between these devices to play audio from different sources. However, the specific features and capabilities can vary depending on the Edifier speaker model, so it’s essential to check the user manual for your particular speaker to understand its connectivity options and limitations.

Q.5: Can you use any speakers for the turntable?

Answer: Yes, you can use any speakers with a turntable, but you may need a phono preamp and amplifier, and ensure they have compatible connections for the best performance.

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