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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

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?

One of the most common question that people starting with vinyl ask is; do I need a preamp for my turntable? The answer is that a stereo must include a phono preamp to play vinyl records. It is not possible to play vinyl records without a phono preamp. The phono preamp can be included in […]

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  • Tom
  • January 16, 2019