Articles tagged “Gear”

The Best Beginner Phono Preamps for Any Budget

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As vinyl rose from the grave like the coolest zombie ever in the early-2000s, there came a wave of affordable new turntables. They were designed for people who had never known anything other than compact discs and MP3s, or for those who had sold their records and turntable at a yard sale for $30 and […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to a Basic Turntable Set-Up

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Several times a month, a familiar question pops up on a Discogs forum: “So, I finally bought a turntable and I have this killer home theater receiver but when I plug the turntable into the back I can barely hear anything. Is my brand new turntable broken?!?!?” Or: “Hey, I got my dad’s old speakers […]

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Scott Campbell Has One of the Coolest Boombox Collections

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Though he grew up in Minneapolis, Scott Campbell is a pretty classic New Yorker. He’s 45, living in Brooklyn, and working as an event producer. His company handles the annual World Trade Center 9/11 memorial, installing two lights that shoot into the sky where the Twin Towers once stood. He studied music in college, and […]

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The Cultural Impact of the Technics SL-1200 Turntable, Then and Now

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“You say … you say … you say, you say, you say, you say, you say one for the trouble …” These words, lurching forward and then pausing and rewinding, hesitant at first, as if aware that a new world awaits on the other side when this pause is resolved, form the opening seconds of […]

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The Ultimate Fantasy Gift Guide for Record Collectors

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Christmas is all about the power of fantasy and the comfort that comes from a bit of unreality. A fat man in a red suit travels the world in a single night leaving gifts in his wake. There’s a labor camp of elves and a talking reindeer with a red LED nose. But mostly it’s […]

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The Best Cyber Monday 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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