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Tom

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My name is Tom. I am the founder and writer of Vinyl Restart. Forty-one years old, music lover, electronics engineer and home audio geek since my early teens.

Can a Cheap Turntable Sound Good?

Is it necessary to spend a lot of money on a turntable? Or will a cheap turntable do a good enough job for most people? A cheap turntable or record player will sound good enough for most people if it is of decent quality and connected to external speakers. The absolute cheapest record players with […]

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  • Tom
  • July 4, 2020

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Rega Planar 1

The Rega Planar 1 comes standard with a Rega Carbon cartridge. It is a good cartridge, but it is not great. The Rega Planar 1 can become a much better sounding turntable with a simple cartridge upgrade. When I upgraded from the Rega Carbon cartridge to a Rega Exact cartridge on my Rega Planar 2, […]

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  • Tom
  • June 27, 2020

Best Powered Speakers for Pro-Ject Turntables

In this guide, we’ll pick the best powered speakers to pair with the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon and other Pro-Ject turntables. Powered speakers have the amplifier built in. They are compact, easy to place and easy to use. And they often come with Bluetooth, which make it easy to stream digital music wirelessly if you get […]

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  • Tom
  • June 21, 2020

What is the Best Turntable Brand?

If you are looking to buy a new turntable or record player, there are many good brands to choose from. But there are also manufacturers that focus very strongly on low-cost and make turntables that can’t be considered high-quality. We’ll review the most acknowledged turntable and record player manufacturers in this guide. Manufacturers that commit […]

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  • Tom
  • June 6, 2020

Rega Planar 2 Test and Review

I have owned my Rega Planar 2 turntable for a couple of years now. And I think it is long overdue to give it a proper review. VERDICTRega Planar 2 is a classic turntable that sounds engaging and looks fantastic. It feels very expensive and well made. It is easy to set up and use. […]

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  • Tom
  • June 2, 2020

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
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