Manual and Automatic Turntables Explained

Manual and Automatic Turntables Explained

In this guide, we’ll take a detailed look at the difference between manual and automatic turntables.  I will do my best to answer any question can possibly have about manual and automatic turntables.  Personally, I have both automatic and manual turntables. And both options definitely have their advantages. So, what is the fundamental difference between […]

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  • Tom
  • May 24, 2020

MM vs. MC Phono Cartridges Explained [Illustrative Guide]

MM vs. MC Phono Cartridges Explained

In this guide, we’ll take a detailed look at the differences between moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) phono cartridges for turntables and record players.  We’ll discuss which one is better and which one to choose. And we’ll look at the pros and cons of MM and MC cartridges.   I will explain how […]

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  • Tom
  • May 21, 2020

5 Great Beginner Turntables

What is a good turntable for someone starting out with vinyl records? That is one of the most common question people ask me. So, in this article, we’ll look at 5 great beginner turntables. The first three turntables we’ll look at are in the affordable price category. While the last two are midrange turntables that are great […]

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  • Tom
  • May 16, 2020

The 5 Best Audiophile Turntables

In this article, I will review the 5 audiophile turntables that are currently on top of my list. And I will pick my favorite to replace my Rega Planar 2 if I were shopping for an even better turntable right now. What is an audiophile turntable? Before we dig into the top 5 list, let […]

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  • Tom
  • May 3, 2020

Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 Review

A few months ago I bought my first ever tube phono preamp to use with my turntables. The Pro-Ject Tube Box S2. And I thought it was time to give it an honest review. VERDICT The Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 combines drama and engagement with warmth and smoothness. A versatile and fantastic sounding preamp perfect […]

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  • Tom
  • April 26, 2020

Does a Tube Phono Preamp Sound Better?

A few months ago I bought my first ever tube phono preamp to use with my turntables. In this article, I will share my experience with how it sounds and compare it to my solid-state phono preamp. The preamp I bought is the Pro-Ject Tube Box S2. Prior to my purchase I did a lot […]

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  • Tom
  • April 25, 2020
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