Yes. A turntable must be connected to an amplifier as the output signal is not strong enough to drive speakers. However, there is an exception as a lot of record players have pre-amplifiers built-in already.
Do you need a stereo for a record player?
Powered speakers have built-in amplification, so you dont need a separate stereo receiver or amplifier. Just connect the turntable to the speakers, and youre all set. The only catch is that either the turntable or speakers need a built-in phono preamp.
Can you use turntable without preamp?
Your turntable will need a preamp if there isnt one included in the turntable. It is not possible to play vinyl records without a preamp included in the system. If your turntable doesnt have a preamp, you can use a separate preamp, or a receiver with a preamp built-in.
Do you need an amp if you have a preamp?
Well the answer is no, you cant use a preamp without an amp. Even if the names of the two devices arent obvious enough, its necessary to understand that a preamp is basically a supplementary device that isnt needed in every speaker system.
Do I need amplifier with AV receiver?
Do you need a receiver and amplifier? Typically, no. An A/V receiver has a built-in amplifier. An A/V receiver is able to receive an audio signal, process it, amplify the signal to the speakers, and allow video to pass-through to a TV or projector.
How far should your speakers be from the wall?
2-3 feet Speakers should be at least 2-3 feet away from the nearest wall (especially if your speaker is in a corner).