Where are analog resources for the beginner?

I just start my interest about the analog world, but know very little about it. Could some one shred me some ligt where I can read more about the anolog system for the beginner (book, web)? I need to know everything from scratch. I have that audiophile book, but wanna know more than that.


A very good start would be in the Audiogon archives. There is a wealth of information right there. Then do some searches on Google, under turntable design and stuff like that. You will turn up alot of articles about what a turntable should do and what it shouldn't do. Also some ideas on which ones are good and which ones aren't. Then you have to get some and learn about using them and listening for yourself, to get experience. There is no substitute for that. It's sort of like reading a book on the Kama Sutra. There is a vast amount of knowledge that can never be conveyed on the written page.
Here's a great little information resource pamphlet to get your started. http://www.merrillaudio.com/setupbooklet.html
Once you learn the fundamantals then go back & read it again for a deeper understanding. George Merrill begins with the basics, but there's a lot more than that here, much to his credit.
Here is a link that might also be of benefit to you.

Here's another link: www.enjoythemusic.com