Best Turntables With a Built-in Preamp

Turntables with preamp

There are many different aspects of a turntable that play a part in its sound quality, and there’s a wide spectrum of built-in preamps. You can easily customize a turntable to have the specific parts you’re looking for, but built-in preamps offer an efficient approach that takes the work and additional cost off the listener. … Read more

Best Turntable Cartridges

The best turntable cartridges

It may be a small turntable component, but a cartridge’s build quality can deliver significant differences. You don’t have to be a turntable expert to hear the differences in cartridges that are made of varying materials and overall quality. There is a long list of variations that come with a turntable cartridge, and it’s important … Read more

Turntable Tonearms: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

A turntable tonearm

Turntables are complex machines. A series of highly engineered parts work together to precisely read the groove of a record and make music. One of the most important parts of the turntable is the turntable tonearm. Tonearm design can make or break your audio experience. When properly set up, they can turn vinyl playback into … Read more

Turntable Isolation Feet 101

Turntable Isolation Feet

Picture this: you’re sitting back, listening to one of your favorite records. You’re so encapsulated by the music that you almost don’t notice your roommate coming down the stairs. Before you can warn them, it’s too late. Your roommate stomps by and you cringe as your needle bounces across your record. If this scenario or … Read more

Turntable Headshell: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know?

Turntable headshell

If you’ve been researching topics about turntables and vinyl records, odds are you’ve come across the word “headshell” before. This word relates to a specific part of the turntable and is often associated with the cartridge and tonearm. However, it’s not that simple. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about a … Read more

Turntable Isolation 101: Everything You Need to Know

Turntable isolation

Turntable isolation is essential for not only enjoying your vinyl to its maximum potential but also ensuring your expensive equipment is protected. Improper isolation will be noticed by notice listeners all the way up to vinyl enthusiasts – that’s how much it can impact the listening experience. In this article, we’ll cover the ins and … Read more

How to Replace a Needle on a Record Player in Under 5 Minutes

How to replace needle on record player

Is your record player sounding dull or scratchy? Maybe you’re noticing skips are happening more frequently? Or perhaps it’s just been a while since you’ve replaced your record player needle? Regardless of the reason, this quick and simple guide will help you replace the needle on your record player in under 5 minutes. What you’ll … Read more

Turntable Cartridge Replacement in Under 5 Minutes

Turntable Cartridge Replacement

If you have a turntable, chances are that at some point you will need to replace the cartridge. Although it may seem like a daunting task, replacing your turntable cartridge is actually quite simple and can be done in under 5 minutes. Here are 8 steps that will show you how to replace your turntable … Read more

MM vs MC Cartridge: Differences Explained

MM vs MC Cartridge

When it comes to phono cartridges, there are a lot of options to choose from. On top of the different brands and model numbers, you have moving magnet and moving coil cartridges which seemingly split you into two separate camps. While the differences can seem daunting at first, it’s relatively simple to understand in a … Read more

What Is a Slip Mat?

What Is a Slip Mat?

Turntable slipmats come in a variety of styles and materials. Because most turntables and record players come pre-equipped with a slip mat, we often overlook the importance these simple items serve and the rich history they have. In this article, we’ll take a look at what exactly a slip mat is, what purposes they serve, … Read more