Not the most exciting luxury item in the world to blog about, but if you were ever interested in getting a nice old vintage Garrard, Dual or Philips turntable, you have to plug it into something. If that something is a modern receiver or computer, you will need a phono preamplifier. The RIAA equalization can be done with software sometimes, but hardware is better. I picked up a TCC TC-750 when I got my Philips 212 out of storage, and I have been very happy with it. It’s small so it doesn’t get in the way, but the audio quality is outstanding for the price. Worth having if you get into vinyl.
Affordability: 8 Luxury: 8