GrooveWasher Mondo Record & Stylus Care System Review

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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Our favorite manual record cleaner gets an update with the release of their top-of-the-line record cleaning bundle.  Regular readers will know why we’ve recommended GrooveWasher as our go-to manual record cleaning solution for over four years now. Quite frankly, in our opinion, it’s the best product on the market in this category. GrooveWasher G2 cleaning fluid is safe, highly effective, … Read More

Groovalo Ethical Record Subscription Review

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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Inspired by the concept of a more sustainable future, Groovalo are seeking more renewable sources of new music. In doing so, they hope to support artists while rewarding fans with outstanding music for many years to come. As vinyl sales look set for another record-breaking year, it’s perhaps no surprise to see the popularity of record subscription services traverse a … 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

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

Technics SL1500C Review

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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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
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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

HEXMAT “Yellow Bird” Review

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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More of an isolator than a traditional platter mat, the new HEXMAT “Yellow Bird” is both visually striking and intriguing. As vinyl enthusiasts, we are constantly in pursuit of the perfect setup and sound. A great turntable is only half the battle, as all aspects and components of any HiFi setup will affect the final sound. Turntable mats are certainly … Read More

Ortofon 2M Red vs 2M Blue – Is it worth the upgrade?

Marc HenshallMarc Henshall
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The 2M series from Ortofon has, for many, become the de facto cartridge and styli range for the vinyl revival. The ubiquitous 2M Red, in particular, has rightly earnt a reputation as one of the best-sounding affordable cartridges on the market at just $99 or £95. Sound-wise, the performance is undoubtedly impressive across the 2M range, which is semi-modular to … Read More