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Does 180 gram Vinyl Sound Better? [Don’t be Fooled]

Audiophile graded 180 and 200 gram vinyl have flooded the market. For a few dollars more (usually) we get thicker and heavier records. But does 180 gram heavyweight vinyl sound better than standard 140 gram records? There is no strong correlation between the weight and the sound quality of vinyl records. The size and depth […]

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  • Tom
  • September 17, 2019

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

In this article, I will review what I’ve found to be the top 5 cartridge upgrades for the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. And then, pick the one that stands out as the very best choice. A cartridge upgrade is probably the most effective way to take the sonic performance of the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon to the […]

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  • Tom
  • September 15, 2019

Best Turntable Mat for Audio-Technica AT-LP120

Upgrading the turntable mat is one of the most popular upgrades for the Audio-Technica AT-LP120. The vinyl community and AT-LP120 enthusiasts seems to agree that the sound quality of the turntable can be noticeable improved with an aftermarket mat. So in this article, I will test and compare the AT-LP120 standard felt mat against two […]

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  • Tom
  • August 25, 2019

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Rega Planar 2

I recently upgraded the cartridge on my Rega Planar 2. And just as I had expected, it transformed the turntable into a much better sounding one.  The Rega Planar 2 is a fantastic turntable in my opinion. But the standard fitted Rega Exact cartridge doesn’t extract its full sonic potential. It becomes an even more enjoyable turntable with […]

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  • Tom
  • June 9, 2019

How to Get More Bass from Your Turntable

If you are like me, you have a preference for a healthy amount of deep, tight and punchy bass when listening to music. Listening to music we love is an emotional experience, and to me, nothing triggers more emotions than when the “beat” from the rhythm section of the band is reproduced with awesome depth, […]

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  • Tom
  • May 30, 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