How to connect a turntable to speakers

Turntable directly connected to active speakers

So you’ve got yourself a new turntable, great! You’re just minutes away from enjoying your vinyl records, but first, you need to connect them to your speakers. As is the case with anything in the vinyl world, there’s no one singular way to do things – even connecting speakers. In this brief guide, we’ll walk … Read more

8 Common Issues That Cause Record Player Skipping and How to Fix Them

Stop your record player from skipping

The sound of a record player skipping is the worst. It’s distracting and can ruin an otherwise great experience. Skips are frustrating, but they don’t have to be permanent. In this guide, we help you diagnose why your records skip so you can fix them quickly and easily. We’ll show you how to troubleshoot problems … Read more

Choosing The Right Gauge of Speaker Wire

What Guage of Speaker Wire Should You Use

After buying your dream speakers and sound system, the last thing you want to do is think about a speaker cable and focus on the “boring” bits. Chances are, you want to crank up the volume, listen to your favorite music on full blast, and dance the night away.  But having the correct speaker wire … Read more

Turntable Upgrades: The Path to Improving Your Setup

The best turntable upgrades

Okay, so you’ve finally got a solid turntable to play your vinyl records on – great! You’re able to enjoy the higher sound quality and detail of analog music. However, a turntable alone is just one piece of the puzzle. Turntable setups are constantly evolving and there are a series of upgrades you might want … Read more

The 10 Best Phono Preamps of 2022

The phono preamp(sometimes referred to as the phono stage) is an important piece of equipment for any vinyl lover to have in their home or creative space, regardless of what kind of turntable they’re using. The phono pre-amplifier is tasked with the important job of boosting the signal coming from your turntable and converting it … Read more

Solid-State vs. Tube Phono Preamps: Pros and Cons

Solid-State vs. Tube Phono Preamps

When it comes to phono preamps, there are many available to choose from. If you’re in the market for one, you are probably realizing there are “kinds” of phono preamps: tube and solid-state. You might be wondering why you’d choose one design over the other. There’s a lot to consider when making that decision and … Read more

Should You Buy an Acrylic Turntable Mat?

Reasons why you should buy an acrylic turntable mat

In this day and age, turntables are making a comeback to the music scene as a hobby for many people. Whether it’s listening to vinyl records, finding old records at thrift stores, or just trying something new to give your LP collection some character, turntables have come a long way. One accessory that you can … Read more

Buying a Vintage Turntable: Everything You Need to Know

Buying a Vintage Turntable: Everything You Need to Know

Ah, the turntable. A symbol of time-honored tradition and true musicianship. Considering that many of our favorite musicians from decades past have been using this technology for their recordings, it’s not hard to see why there is a resurgence in both vinyl records and vintage turntables and record players. In this guide, we’ll cover why … Read more

How Much Does a Good Turntable Cost?

How much does a good turntable cost?

Budgeting for a turntable is no easy task. You can find many record players for less than $100, but you could spend up to $1,000 or more if you’re shopping for Hi-Fi sound quality. It all depends on your needs and what features are most important to you. As is the case with many things … Read more