Q: I'm getting into vinyl again. What's the best streamlined system?
A: All you need to enjoy records is a turntable with a built-in phono preamp and powered speakers. Start with the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB ($300; audio-technica.com), a direct-drive turntable with an audiophile-grade cartridge. Connect it to the Audioengine A5+ Powered Speakers ($399; audioengineusa.com), which use a 75-watt-per-channel amp and produce a bass-forward sound that can fill even a large living room.