Sound Matters Supports the Making Vinyl Conference

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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We are proud to support this year’s Making Vinyl conference. A virtual event with a physical feel. Each year, the Making Vinyl conference takes place across the United States and Europe, helping to bring together a collective voice of experts, icons, and industry legends that are passionate about the vinyl record industry.  Making Vinyl brings together representatives from the world’s … Read More

Festive Giveaway: Win a GrooveWasher Record Cleaning Bundle

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By anyone’s standard, 2020 has been a challenging year. So as we head into the final month of the year, we’re bringing back our competition series to help spread a little joy around the festive season. We’re delighted to provide you with a chance of winning GrooveWasher’s Mondo Record and Stylus Care System. The Mondo bundle is their top-of-the-line care … Read More

The Best Affordable Phono Preamps

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
New to Vinyl, Reviews6 Comments

If you’re buying your first vinyl setup, you’ll need to make sure you have a phono preamp somewhere in the signal chain. In straightforward terms, a phono preamp amplifies the signal up to a level suitable for the AUX input on your Hi-Fi receiver. Also, it will apply an equalization curve to inverse the standard frequency adjustment made during the … Read More

How to Clean Vinyl Records

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
Record Care, Record Cleaning19 Comments

To fully enjoy vinyl, you must keep your records clean. Dirty records don’t just sound bad, they’re also bad for your turntable, as the increased stress on your stylus will significantly shorten its life. This, in turn, will also lead to increased record wear. You can read more about complete record care in our previous post, but for today, we’re going to focus … Read More

Gift Ideas for Vinyl Record Enthusiasts – 2020

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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It’s that time of year again; the temperature is dropping, the nights are drawing in, and that nagging question of what to buy friends and family for the big day is becoming more significant with each passing week. If you’re buying for the vinyl record enthusiast, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got suggestions to suit all budgets when … Read More

How is the Vinyl Record Industry Weathering COVID19?

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The vinyl record industry, and the wider music business, is a passionate industry led by devoted people. It’s a labor of love while at the same time providing a genuinely fulfilling livelihood to thousands across the globe. So what happens when an unexpected and unprecedented global crisis hits the industry you love? To learn more about the impact of COVID19 … Read More

Technics SL1500C Review

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
Reviews3 Comments

When I needed a realistically priced utility deck for my new studio office, I turned to the Technics SL1500C. Designed to sit alongside the ubiquitous SL1200 models, the 1500C sports all the performance you’d expect from Technics with a stripped-down feature-set and user-friendly design. The Technics SL1200 series is considered a classic across the DJ circuit as a long-running success … Read More

Ten of the Best Vinyl Record Subscription Services

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
Reviews13 Comments

Across the vinyl community, there is a shared appreciation for the experience of collecting and playing records. We all have an affection for the physical product and the extra dimension it brings to the music we love. As an increasing number of music fans discover the joy of vinyl, there is a growing number of vinyl record clubs available that … Read More

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Review

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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The Debut Carbon we all know and love, with just a little extra class and sophistication. What’s not to like? We explore the latest addition to Pro-Ject’s prominent entry-level turntable range. The Debut Carbon DC is admired across the vinyl community as a minimalist deck that nails all the essentials. For many, it still represents the standard in what it … Read More

How to Store your Vinyl Record Collection

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
New to Vinyl, Record Care8 Comments

Storing your vinyl records safely is essential. Whether it’s for day-to-day accessibility or the long-term in storage boxes, it’s imperative you store them correctly to ensure they last a lifetime and beyond. After all, you’ve worked hard to afford your collection, and the chances are, you’d like them to remain in great condition for as long as possible. If you’re … Read More