How to Connect a Turntable to a Receiver Without a Phono Input

How to connect a turntable to a receiver without a phono input

Back in the 1970s and 80s when turntables and vinyl were one of the only ways to listen to music, many receivers had phono inputs, which can be used to connect your turntable directly without using an external preamp. However, not all modern receivers have phono inputs anymore. If you don’t own a receiver with … Read more

The 15 Best Turntable Accessories for Vinyl Lovers

The 15 Best Turntable Accessories for Vinyl Lovers

It’s no secret that many love collecting vinyl records. Obviously, a turntable is a must for playing these records, but it takes more than just the player to get into this particular hobby. You need all sorts of accessories to make your collection complete and keep everything in good condition. This list includes some of … Read more

Turntable Anti-Skating: What You Need to Know

Turntable Anti-Skating 101

Turntable anti-skate is an important part of the process when setting up your turntable. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an expert in turntable setup, you should know what it is and how it works. This article will give you a few pointers on how to set the anti-skating parameter correctly, and what it … Read more

What Is A Turntable Cartridge?

What is a turntable cartridge?

A turntable cartridge, as the name suggests, is a device that converts vibrations from records into an electrical signal. These signals are then transmitted to speakers or headphones for playback. Without the use of a cartridge, even if you have good speakers and sound system, your music will not be audible! This article discusses some … Read more

How to Ground a Turntable — What You Should Know

How to ground a turntable

There are few things quite as irritating to the music lover as background noise — it’s even worse when the annoying hum comes from the speakers of your turntable setup. So how do you stop turntables from humming? The common answer is that you need to ground it. We have some good news for you: … Read more

Best Turntables Under $500: 2023 Buying Guide

Best Turntables Under $500

So you’re in the market for a turntable? $500 is a great budget that allows you a lot of flexibility when it comes to turntable quality and features that some beginner models might not have. Of course, there are a ton of options out there. I’ve hand-picked some of the best turntables on the market … Read more

Direct-Drive vs. Belt-Drive Turntables: What Are the Differences?

Direct Drive vs Belt Drive Turntable

Perhaps you’re just getting started in the world of vinyl (if so, welcome!). Or, maybe you’ve had the same turntable for a while and are looking to invest in a high-quality upgrade. Furthermore, perhaps you’re transitioning into DJing and want the best model for performing. These are all excellent reasons to revisit the age-old question … Read more

Best Turntables Under $200: 2023 Buying Guide

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Whether you’ve been listening to records for decades or are just getting your feet wet now, a $200 budget is a great starting point for beginners and novices looking to purchase their first turntable. While a higher price point typically does correlate to a higher quality turntable, that’s not at all to say that you can’t … Read more

How to Clean a Turntable Needle

Clean the stylus of your vinyl record player

One unavoidable fact about owning and playing vinyl records is that dust and dirt will at times get stuck within the grooves of the record. As a responsible vinyl owner, you should be thorough about checking and cleaning your stylus. Just because you properly store your vinyl records doesn’t mean that your stylus doesn’t need … Read more

What Is Speaker Impedance?

Speaker impedance explained

If you’d like to connect your speakers to your amplifier, it’s important to have at least a rudimentary understanding of speaker impedance. With this knowledge in tow, you can ensure you’re setting everything up safely and correctly.   The concept of a speaker’s impedance is often presented to novices as something very complicated or too … Read more