Recording Vinyl Records Into Your Computer: Step by Step (with Video)

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Vinyl ripping 101 – Digitize vinyl the easy way: In a world increasingly dominated by the convenience and portability of streaming services, some collectors may question the value of digitizing or recording vinyl records.  There are still plenty of good reasons to capture the sound of vinyl and turn them into convenient digital files that you can take with you … Read More

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

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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

How to Handle Vinyl Records Correctly – Prevent Damage!

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Collecting records is a rewarding hobby. There’s nothing quite like the tactile process of selecting a record, gently pulling it from its sleeve, and carefully cueing up the stylus to unleash beautiful music.  Handle vinyl records correctly, and they will reward you with a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Mishandle them, on the other hand, and you will quickly ruin the … Read More

What is an LP vs an EP – Differences & Examples

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The terms LP and EP are often used without thinking about their origin, and in our digital age, both are frequently misunderstood. Like many acronyms in the music industry, their meaning has a historical background but continues to evolve.  Today, you’ll learn what an EP is, where the term comes from, how it differs from an LP, and what the … Read More

LP vs Vinyl: Are LP and Vinyl the Same Thing?

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The world of vinyl and record collecting is full of jargon and regularly used terms that are often confusing for those just starting out on their record-collecting journey.  Lots of terms are interchangeable or there are multiple words used to mean the same thing. Confusing, right? LP vs Vinyl is one of the most common examples… So is an “LP” … Read More

Types of Vinyl Records: An Easy To Understand Guide

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Have you just inherited a record collection? Or perhaps, like many, you’re rediscovering vinyl records for the experience and unique sound quality. There are many different types of vinyl records, and some of the terminologies can get quite confusing. So if you’re looking to understand what’s in that dusty box in the attic, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll … Read More

Phono vs Line: What’s the Difference? – Vinyl 101

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The terms “phono” and “line” are often misunderstood, particularly by new record collectors. Understandably, phono inputs can confuse music enthusiasts as they use the same RCA connectors as the inputs and outputs labels as “line” or “aux” on turntables and amplifiers. So what’s the difference between phono and line signals?  Fortunately, it’s easy to boil this question down to a … Read More

Moving Magnet Vs Moving Coil Phono Cartridges – What’s The Difference?

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When it comes to choosing the right components for your turntable, your phono cartridge is, well, pretty important. After all, this is the device that makes direct contact with your records. In most audio systems, inputs are almost certainly more important than outputs; to put it frankly—shit in, shit out.  There are two main types of phono cartridge available: moving … Read More