8 Great Ways to Remove Static From Records

Remove static from records

If you want to get the best sound and long-term quality out of your vinyl collection, it’ll require proper care, which entails more than you might think. Most people assume you just need to keep them covered in a sleeve, so they remain dust-free, but there are other factors that can affect them as well. … Read more

Half-Speed Mastering: What Is It and Why Is It Better?

Half-speed mastering

The final product of the record-making process requires much more skill and effort than you might think. Every step of the process requires a detailed level of precision as it’s needed to ensure the music and record perform how they should. In this article, I’m going to explore half-speed mastering, what it is, and why … Read more

10 Must-Own Rap & Hip Hop Vinyl Records

Hip Hop Vinyl Records

You can find nearly any track you want on digital formats like streaming services today, and although that may be convenient, it’s definitely missing some sonic qualities in a few areas. Vinyl records are loved for their unique sound, and many songs and albums simply sound entirely different when listening to them on a record … Read more

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

10 Turntable Brands You Should Know

Best turntable brands

If you’re in the market for a new turntable, the number of options available can be overwhelming. You not only have new turntables available but a whole selection of vintage turntable brands as well. That’s why we’ve put together our list of the 10 best turntable brands you should consider. Marantz Marantz is a turntable … 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