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Does A Turntable Need Speakers?

If you are new to vinyl records and turntables, one questions you might have is whether a turntable needs speakers or not. If we ignore the very inexpensive all-on-one record players with built-in speakers, then all turntables need separate speakers. A turntable with separate speakers will offer much better sound quality and music listening experience […]

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  • Tom
  • December 8, 2019

How to Make a Turntable Wireless?

In this short guide, we’ll look at how we can make a regular turntable wireless and use it to stream music to Bluetooth speakers and other Bluetooth capable stereo systems. The popularity of wireless speakers seems to increase every year. And so do the popularity of Bluetooth turntables that connects to wireless speakers without the […]

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  • Tom
  • November 14, 2019

How to Connect a Turntable (Helpful Guide)

In this guide, I will explain everything you need to know to connect different types of turntables to all types of Hi-Fi systems, receivers, powered speakers, Sonos, and computers. We will start with the basics of how to connect a turntable to a stereo. In that section, we’ll cover the difference between PHONO and LINE […]

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  • Tom
  • October 26, 2019

How to Listen to Vinyl with Headphones

Using headphones for vinyl listening can be a very good option. It is even a popular choice among audiophiles as the sound quality from headphones can be amazing. There are several benefits from using headphones instead of speakers when spinning vinyl. We’ll discuss those later in this article.  But first, let’s review the 4 ways […]

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  • Tom
  • October 11, 2019

The Difference Between PHONO and LINE Explained

The difference between PHONO and LINE is something that frequently causes confusion among new as well as experienced vinyl enthusiasts. So in this article, I will give you everything you need to know about PHONO and LINE. As a start, let me give you the shortest answer I can give. After that, we’ll dig deeper […]

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  • Tom
  • May 28, 2019

How to Make Your Turntable Louder (Turntable Too Quiet?)

A common problem many of us run into when setting up a stereo to play vinyl records is that the sound from the turntable is too low. And sometimes, way too low. The turntable is just too quiet. Frustrating! I know. This problem comes in two flavors. And we’ll address both of them in this […]

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  • Tom
  • April 28, 2019