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

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

Best Phono Preamp for Rega Planar Turntables

Choosing a good phono preamp is key to make your Rega Planar turntable sound as great as it can. The phono preamp needs to be of good quality. It needs to be a good match for your phono cartridge. And it needs to have a sound character that you like. But it doesn’t need to […]

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  • Tom
  • September 22, 2019

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

Vinyl Accessories – The Only 7 Items You Need

You don’t need to go overboard with fancy accessories to enjoy vinyl records fully. But there are a few items that are more or less must haves for vinyl spinners at every level. Vinyl records are costly and valuable items. It is crucial to take good care of them. So that they last long and […]

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  • Tom
  • September 12, 2019