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

Connect a Turntable to a Receiver Without Phono Input

When CDs more or less replaced vinyl records in the 90’s, many home stereo manufacturers stopped including phono preamps in their receiver. As the general public stopped listening to vinyl. If you have a receiver that was new after 1995 or so, chances are that there is no phono preamp included. In recent years, as […]

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  • Tom
  • April 21, 2019

How do I Stop My Record from Skipping?

As music and vinyl lovers, little is more frustrating than when the turntable needle skips around in the record grooves and make ugly noises when we’re playing our favorite record or listen to the absolute favorite part of a track we love. It is just frustrating. But it can often be fixed. So, In this […]

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  • Tom
  • April 19, 2019

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Audio-Technica AT-LP120

In this article, I’ll review the top 5 cartridge upgrades for the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB. Then I will pick the one that I think is the very best one to replace the original AT95E cartridge on my AT-LP120. Lately, I have spent many more hours than I like to admit on researching and discussing what the […]

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  • Tom
  • April 17, 2019

How to Play Vinyl Records Without Pops and Cracks

Nothing is more confusing for vinyl lovers than when our favorite records sound like an ocean of cracks, pops and clicks. And the music we looked forward to listening to is totally ruined by all kinds of noises that literally put the music in the background. Trust me, I’ve been there! But luckily, these noises […]

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  • Tom
  • April 15, 2019

27 Ways to Make Your Vinyl Records Sound Better

Vinyl records can sound amazing. That’s why so many Hi-Fi enthusiasts (Audiophiles) love the format. Myself included. But vinyl can also sound really bad. Dirty records full of static electricity played on a turntable with a worn out stylus and every alignment fully out of whack will probably not be a pleasant musical experience. But […]

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  • Tom
  • February 24, 2019