Online Vinyl Record Magazine

Experience Music on Vinyl. You Deserve it!

The best tips, tricks and features to enhance your love of vinyl records.

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We’re all about regaining a more authentic music experience. We believe in the vinyl format as the best way to own music and experience music. Audiences are more invested in music when they own it physically, and this ultimately leads to a more enriched music culture.

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Best Vinyl Record Storage Solutions

Owning physical copies of your favorite albums is the best way to experience music. They’re collectible, tactile, and in many cases, beautiful works of art. Best of all, with the right recording, mastering, and production, they sound fantastic. Unlike streaming services, of course, records take up space. As your collection grows, you’ll need to find more spaces in your home

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Top Vinyl Record Accessories Every Enthusiast Should Own

One great aspect of vinyl record collecting is the countless improvements and upgrades you can make to build and improve on any setup. No matter how much you spent on your deck, there numerous vinyl accessories that can make a significant difference to your Hi-Fi experience.  Some vinyl accessories are essential if you want your records to last a lifetime

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Conical Vs Elliptical Stylus For Your Turntable

When selecting a cartridge for your turntable, you will undoubtedly come across some new terminology if you’re new to the world of vinyl records. The Hi-Fi world is full of technical jargon, and vinyl is certainly no exception.  The bottom line here is there are many different stylus shapes. The stylus (sometimes referred to as the needle) is the little

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VMP Classics Subscription Review

A VMP Classics subscription is the perfect way to explore a new or existing love for soul, blues, and jazz. Having spent recent years acquiring a broad range of classic albums by Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, and Coleman Hawkins, Sound Matters review the latest from VMP Classics. For music exploration, nothing quite beats a record subscription service. The

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Best Headphones for Vinyl Records

For most of us, speakers are the most common choice for vinyl playback. Speakers allow you to fill the room, generate an atmosphere and share the musical experience with friends and family. There are times, though, where a set of great headphones and a more private listening experience is advantageous, or perhaps (if you live with housemates or close-contact neighbors),

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Best Budget Phono Cartridges for Great Sound Quality

Your phono cartridge is arguably the most important piece of kit in your entire setup. Why? Because the cartridge and its stylus are responsible for tracking the groove. The accuracy and detail captured at this point are critical, as no amount of upgrading your pre-amp, amplifier, or speakers will make up for poor quality at the sound source. Replacing or

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The Ultimate Clean Sound Solution

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Every Great Album Has A Story

VMP seeks to experience music more deeply, and they believe in the power of the album as an art form. Subscribe to VMP record club and start exploring new music as you receive your exclusive record delivered monthly.

Vinyl On Your Wall

Twelve Inch products allow you to create a stunning and personal record gallery on the wall without any frames or visible parts. Their mission is to nurture and grow the love for vinyl records, by providing a flexible and elegant way to create amazing record galleries in the home.

Brewing With Music

As well as being the world's number one brewery for band collaboration beers, Signature Brew also bring their exciting core range of music-inspired craft beers to the best bars, venues and festivals in the UK. Brewed in East London, enjoyed worldwide.

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