Rega Planar 1 Review: Still the Budget Turntable to Beat?

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Rega Planar 1 Review

At a time when music lovers shopping for an entry-level turntable have an abundance of choice, is Rega’s Planar 1 still the one to beat? Since its initial release in 2005, Rega’s Planar 1 entry-level option has rightly earned a reputation as the benchmark by which all other affordable audiophile decks are measured. Pros Cons Easy setup Molded phono cable … Read More

Best Christmas Vinyl Records for Festive Cheer in 2024

Marc HenshallClassic Albums17 Comments

The temperatures are dropping and the decorations are rising; it’s the most wonderful time of year once again and you’re starting to feel the festive cheer. Perfect… All you need now are some Christmas tunes to set the atmosphere. And what could be better than the warm and comforting sound of vinyl as you deck the halls and celebrate with … Read More

Storing Vinyl Records Safely to Protect Your Collection

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl, Record Care, Record Storage13 Comments

Storing vinyl records safely is essential. Whether it’s for day-to-day accessibility or long-term in storage boxes, you must store them correctly to ensure they last a lifetime and beyond. 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 anything like me, you’d probably … Read More

Pro-Ject Announce Pick it MC3, MC9, & PRO Balanced Phono Cartridges

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Pro-Ject has just announced the launch of three new cartridges, two of which are moving coil designs, with the third being the first moving magnet cartridge that can be used in a fully balanced phono setup. In recent years, Pro-Ject has worked closely in partnership with Ortofon to develop its Pick-it range of phono cartridges, achieving very impressive results. New … Read More

Audio Technica AT-LP3XBT Review – Automatic Bluetooth Turntable

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For music lovers looking to add hassle-free vinyl playback to their system, the AT-LP3XBT offers much convenience and connectivity. Audio Technica’s LP3XBT is a fully automatic turntable based on their popular LP3 model. As the model number suggests, the latest incarnation brings the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity, but it doesn’t stop there… The LP3XBT also features the new AT-VM95 cartridges … Read More

Pro-Ject Announce Limited Edition “Dark Side of the Moon” Turntable

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Special Edition Turntable – Dim the Lights: Relive Your Perfect Dark Side of the Moon listening experience. First unveiled at the High-End Munich 2023 show, Pro-Ject Audio Systems has announced the official release of their Dark Side Of The Moon turntable. This limited edition release deck is the latest addition to their “Artist Collection” series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of … Read More

How to Use A Crosley Record Player (Easy Guide with Video)

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl9 Comments

So… you just received your Crosley Record Player. If so, there’s a good chance you’re new to the world of record collecting and have plenty of questions! For those who are new to the world of vinyl or have recently acquired a Crosley record player, operating said record player can seem quite daunting. After all, we don’t want to risk … Read More

Record Player Sounds Distorted? Here’s How to Fix It

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl, Vinyl 1012 Comments

When vinyl records are at their best, I wholeheartedly believe it’s the best way to enjoy music. As with any physical media, though, there are several reasons why they might not perform at their best. If your record player or turntable sounds distorted (some might say their record player sounds fuzzy), there’s a good chance the reason falls into one … Read More

Can Vinyl Records Melt? What’s the Vinyl Record Melting Point?

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In a world where digital music is the norm, vinyl records have enjoyed a resurgence as audiophiles, collectors, and casual listeners alike celebrate their tangible allure and distinct sound. If you’re here reading this page, however, you’re likely wondering: How durable are your precious records? Can vinyl records melt? And, if so, at what temperature? The short answer is yes. … Read More

Best Outer Record Sleeves for Maximum Protection

Marc HenshallRecord Care, Record Storage10 Comments

A crisp, brand-new record straight off the production line is a beauty to behold. Untouched by the outside world, your new record arrives spotless and ready to provide years, decades, and possibly generations of joy. Vinyl really is the best format for experiencing the album as an art form. But there’s a problem… As soon as we begin enjoying our … Read More