Can I Connect Headphones Directly to My Turntable?

As almost everybody has a mobile phone that can play music nowadays, people running around with headphones has become a part of every city’s daily buzz. Listening to music with headphones is the new daily obsession. And as vinyl records have become massively popular again, people often ask; can I connect my headphones directly to […]

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  • Tom
  • February 3, 2019

Is a Phono Stage the Same as a Preamp?

The most confusing part of a turntable stereo setup continues to be the preamp. It often causes a lot of confusion for people that are new to vinyl records and turntables. What is this thing? What does it do? Do I need it to play records on my turntable? And is there a difference between […]

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  • Tom
  • January 27, 2019

4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Turntable Cartridge

The very first upgrade to consider when looking to get more sonic performance out of your turntable will in most cases be to upgrade the cartridge. The cartridge is the heart and soul of your turntable. The component that transforms the physical grooves in your records to an electrical music signal. The cartridge has a […]

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  • Tom
  • January 26, 2019

How Much Does a Good Turntable Cost?

It can sometimes be difficult to find the sweet spot between the quality of the vinyl gear we want to buy and the money we want to spend when shopping for a turntable and other home stereo components. More expensive is usually better. You get what you pay for. But unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on […]

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  • Tom
  • January 23, 2019

13 Record Player Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you’re first starting with vinyl, you are likely to make a few mistakes.  Well, at least, I did. Luckily not all of them, but a few.  Starting with vinyl can be a bit tricky.  So I created a list of 13 mistakes to avoid when starting with vinyl. To help you get a better […]

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  • Tom
  • January 20, 2019

Do I Need a Preamp for My Turntable?

Probably the most common question that people starting with vinyl ask is; Do I need a preamp for my turntable? You need a preamp for your turntable. Without a preamp, the music will have extremely low (or no) volume, absolutely no bass and a very strange sound to it. The two essential functions of the […]

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  • Tom
  • January 16, 2019