Best Cartridge Upgrade for Turntables

In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular, best sounding and most loved phono cartridges that are perfect to upgrade affordable and midrange turntables. If you are looking to make your turntable sound better, a cartridge upgrade is a very good place to start. The cartridge has a huge impact on the […]

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  • Tom
  • January 25, 2020

Best Powered Speakers for Turntables

Powered speakers have the amplifier built-in and connect directly to your turntable and other music sources without the need for a separate amplifier or receiver. They are compact and easy to use. And offers great value for money.  Powered speakers is a great option if you looking for a simplistic turntable setup that is cost-effective, looks good, […]

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  • Tom
  • December 29, 2019

What do I Need with My Turntable? (Ultimate Guide)

In this article, I will guide you through different turntable setups and show you exactly what you will need for each setup. For the simplest setup, you will only need a pair of powered speakers that connects directly to the turntable. A popular beginner combo is the Audio-Technica AT-LP60X turntable and the Edifier R1280DB powered […]

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  • Tom
  • February 8, 2020

Do Powered Speakers Need an Amplifier?

Powered speakers, also known as active speakers, are compact speakers commonly used for music listening at home, as monitors in music studios, and as PC speakers. Do powered speakers need an amplifier? Powered speakers have an amplifier built into the cabinet and do not need a separate amplifier. Powered speakers can be connected to music […]

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  • Tom
  • February 4, 2020

Best Phono Preamp For AT-LP120

I recently spent a rainy Sunday testing different preamps on my (highly modified) Audio-Technica AT-LP120. I was curious to see how much impact different preamps have on the sound quality of the turntable. I swapped between the preamp that is built into my Denon PMA-1600NE amplifier, the very inexpensive Pyle Phono Preamp and my higher-end […]

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  • Tom
  • February 2, 2020

How to Tell if a Turntable has a Preamp

One of the confusing things about turntables (and record players) is that they come with and without preamps. Turntables with preamps are just as common as turntables without. If a turntable has a preamp built in, it will output the same signal and signal level as other music sources like CD players, DVD players, and […]

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  • Tom
  • February 1, 2020

Where to Buy a Turntable (Record Player)

Turntables (and record players) have become popular again and can be found in hypermarkets, department stores and online marketplaces. We’ll look at the best places to shop for turntables is a second. But there is one thing I have to address first. A lot of retailers, in all honestly, push a lot of crap. So […]

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  • Tom
  • January 29, 2020

Best Amplifier/Receiver for AT-LP120

In this article, we’ll pick the best amplifiers/receivers to pair with the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 turntable. A turntable I own and use for vinyl spinning myself. I will show you the main pitfall to avoid when choosing an amplifier/receiver for vinyl music listening. And we’ll review great amplifiers/receivers to pair with your AT-LP120 that don’t break […]

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  • Tom
  • January 25, 2020
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