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How to Make a Home Stereo Bluetooth Wireless?

Today, many stereo receivers, CD players, turntables, and other home stereo components come with Bluetooth wireless built-in. But what if you have an older home stereo where some or all of the components don’t have Bluetooth capability? Is it possible to make the whole system Bluetooth wireless? Yes it is. It is quite simple and […]

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  • Tom
  • March 28, 2020

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

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

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
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