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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 Choose and Buy a Turntable (Helpful Guide)

The essentials of a good turntable haven’t changed much since the 1970s. The value for money we get when buying a new turntable today has, however, changed a lot. According to Wirecutter, the electric motor precision and speed stability we get in relatively affordable turntables today would have cost many times more a few decades […]

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  • Tom
  • November 2, 2019

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

In this guide, we’ll look at some of the best preamp options for the Ortofon 2M cartridge range. The Ortofon 2M Red, Blue, Bronze and Black. We’ll look at phono preamps that are not only industry leaders by themselves but also great matches for the characteristics of the Ortofon 2M cartridge range. Phono preamps that balance out […]

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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