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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

Connect a Turntable to a Receiver Without Phono Input

When CDs more or less replaced vinyl records in the 90’s, many home stereo manufacturers stopped including phono preamps in their receiver. As the general public stopped listening to vinyl. If you have a receiver that was new after 1995 or so, chances are that there is no phono preamp included. In recent years, as […]

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  • Tom
  • April 21, 2019

Can I Connect Headphones Directly to My Turntable?

As almost everybody has a mobile phone that can play music nowadays, people running around with headphones has become a part of every city’s daily buzz. Listening to music with headphones is the new daily obsession. And as vinyl records have become massively popular again, people often ask; can I connect my headphones directly to […]

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  • Tom
  • February 3, 2019

Do I Need a Preamp for My Turntable?

Probably the most common question that people starting with vinyl ask is; Do I need a preamp for my turntable? You need a preamp for your turntable. Without a preamp, the music will have extremely low (or no) volume, absolutely no bass and a very strange sound to it. The two essential functions of the […]

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  • Tom
  • January 16, 2019

What is a Bluetooth​ Wireless Turntable and How to Connect It?

In the jungle of turntables and home stereo gadgets one of the more recent features available to us are turntables that includes wireless Bluetooth. Like for example the popular Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK-BT. In this article we will take a close look at what a Bluetooth turntable really is, how to connect them, the pros and cons […]

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  • Tom
  • January 6, 2019