Assembling a decent setup for listening to records took me a lot longer than it should have. It turns out there are a lot of key pieces involved besides a turntable. I need speakers? And a receiver? And something on which these items can rest?
In my case, I got the turntable from a very generous friend, the receiver from an amazing (if earthquake unfriendly) shop, and the table from a random street corner about a block from my apartment. I really hope someone wasn’t moving.