Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection

Don't have much so I'm wondering where to begin.



@larryi     +1  Collecting Classical/Romantic/Baroque or Opera recordings on vinyl can be challenging. Due to the quiet passages where ticks/pops, tape hiss and noise floor might become overtly distracting. My best advice is find as many sealed recordings as possible even with the slight risk of record warps. When considering used look for Columbia 6/Eye due to being very durable, many having Audiophile SQ and most important the legendary performances.

Thanks guys!

My system currently consists of a pair of B&W 630's, an old Denon 50 watt reciever (DRA-550) from the mid 80's,  and a Marantz 5004 cd player.  And a technics 1500c Turntable.

I honestly don't know much about classical music. I will say however that Bach is my favorite composer.


If you are going to get into used classical then you will need a way to clean them. Also, A lot of people do not know when you restore a record with a KLAudio or a Kirmus which is $1000 for the total kit or 250 records cleaned to you you can remove so many of those pops and clicks. If you have a fine line stylus it’s even better because you are playing in the area of the groove that has probably never been played. The cheapest is probably the Ortofon 2m bronze for $400. Try it in the store with the KLAudio. After cleaning play it on an elliptical and then a fine line. Most of those scratches or defects will not play anymore. I hope this helped