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The Best Black Friday Deals on Audio Gear and Music in 2020

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  We have friends at record labels, artists, and audio brands across the music industry — and some of these friends have great deals lined up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’re talking about everything from sitewide sales to discounts on specific home audio equipment, all to help build the ultimate audiophile experience and […]

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Cool Gifts for Music Lovers and Record Collectors

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Online shopping. We’re all doing it. I mean, what else is there to do in 2020? You’ve been stuck at home, staring at your walls for months on end, and you want to spruce the place up a bit. Maybe your wardrobe needs a refresh, or your sound systems could use a boost. Maybe you […]

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The Best Beginner Turntables for Any Budget

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There are few things more fun than buying a turntable, but if you’re new to vinyl, the purchase can also come with a lot of questions. Unless you’ve had quite a few years of experience under your belt or you obsessively research turntables just for fun, the list of features, terms, and options can seem […]

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Why Would Pro-Ject Even Change Its Best-Selling Turntable?

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You know the expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” While that may apply to some situations, it doesn’t apply to innovation. When something works, innovators make it even better — which is exactly what Pro-Ject has done. The Debut Carbon DC is the Austrian brand’s best-selling turntable. While it’s not the cheapest (that’s […]

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Why You Should Listen to FKA Twigs’ LP1 Through Your Headphones

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View LP1 on Discogs FKA Twigs arrived with a quiet jolt in 2012 with a self-released EP that didn’t sound quite like anything else. Her fusion of electronic music, R&B, choral music, trip hop, and avant-garde pop came awfully close to being that rarest of things: a new kind of music. At this point in […]

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Why You Should Listen to D’Angelo’s Voodoo Through Your Headphones

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There are several ways to define the headphone experience. Our first installment in this Discogs series of albums that sound great on headphones, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, is the pinnacle of a classic approach — let’s call it “stoner whoa” — where the studio is used to achieve an altered state […]

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Why You Should Listen to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Through Your Headphones

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When a few of us here at Discogs started tossing around ideas for albums to feature in this new series about the joys of a headphone experience with vinyl, we knew we wanted to start with something iconic. The Dark Side of the Moon immediately came up, but we were worried. It’s a short walk […]

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The Best Turntable Cartridges to Complete Your Set-Up

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Other than finding cheap grails at yard sales, phono cartridges are the most fun you can have in the vinyl hobby. Changing your cartridge can have a dramatic impact on the listening experience, resulting in a more vivid, colorful, and downright enjoyable sound. Once you hear the difference between, “Hey, her voice sounds pretty good,” […]

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How to Buy the Best Turntable Set-Up for Any Budget

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Every music-based forum, including Discogs, is filled with posts from people wanting advice about buying their first turntable, upgrading their existing one, or putting together a complete system. It can be daunting, especially these days. When brick-and-mortar stereo shops were a normal part of the landscape, you could spend time actually listening to components and […]

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MasterSounds Is The Audio Gear Producer All Vinyl Lovers Should Know About

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MasterSounds has been supporting Discogs’ Crate Diggers events since the very first time the record fair and after-party took place in Portland in 2014. Now with the global record fair making its London debut, there’s never been a better time to learn more about the UK-based producer of top quality gear for audiophiles and DJs alike. If you’re […]

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