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Best Turntable with Preamp (Phono Stage)

Based on comprehensive research, I’ve found that the best turntable with a built-in preamp is the Rega Planar 1 Plus. It combines the award-winning Rega Planar 1 turntable with the award-winning Rega Fono Mini A2D phono preamp into an elegantly designed package that gives very high value for money. My runner-up is the U-Turn Orbit […]

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  • Tom
  • October 13, 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 Phono Preamps for Ortofon 2M Red/Blue/Bronze/Black

Lately, I have geeked out about finding the best phono preamp for the 2M Red, Blue, Bronze and Black cartridges from Ortofon. The idea was to find high quality and highly regarded phono preamps that are not only industry leaders by themselves, but also great matches for the characteristics of the Ortofon 2M cartridge range. […]

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  • Tom
  • July 2, 2019

AT-LP120 Review with Standard and Upgraded Cartridge

In this article, I will review my Audio-Technica AT-LP120 turntable and compare how it performs with the standard AT95E cartridge to how it performs with the more expensive VM540ML cartridge upgrade. So, you will see how the LP120 performs as it comes as standard out of the box. And what kind of increase in sonic […]

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  • Tom
  • July 1, 2019

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Rega Planar 2

In this article, I will review the 9 most popular cartridge upgrades for the Rega Planar 2. Then I will pick the one that I think is the very best one. The one that I personally chose to replace the original Rega Carbon cartridge on my Rega Planar 2. Not too long ago I decided […]

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  • Tom
  • June 9, 2019

AT-LP120 Preamp Removal Guide

If you are a passionate AT-LP120 owner or consider becoming one, then you are likely aware of the LP120 preamp removal mod that is discussed in forums, reddits and on Youtube. Many owners can report that they have successfully removed the built-in preamp. While others still have questions on how to do it. And if […]

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  • Tom
  • May 25, 2019