Articles tagged “Turntables”

The Best Affordable Speakers, Powered and Passive

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Smart people believe that loudspeakers have the most profound impact on the sound of a stereo system. Every link in the chain is important, but if the speakers don’t speak to you, then you won’t listen. The best way to choose a speaker is to audition them, but that isn’t easy to do these days. […]

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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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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 I Have A Minor Crush On Audio-Technica’s LPW40wn Turntable

If it’s possible to be infatuated with a turntable, then I have a minor crush on the Audio-Technica LPW40wn. With its clean, simple lines and simulated walnut veneer, the LPW40wn has an easy elegance that’s very appealing. Add the sleek, black carbon-fiber tonearm and you have a turntable that certainly doesn’t look like it costs […]

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Seed Turntable Is A Unique All-In-One System

Seed is one of the latest bits of turntable eye candy we’ve seen surface on Kickstarter. It claims to be the world’s first all-in-one turntable system, with excellent sound quality, 70W output and streaming capability. Seed has been in planning and development for the past two years by Taiwanese company, HYM with an experienced team of designers […]

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Put Together A DIY Turntable With Spinbox

Spinbox DIY turntable allows you to build your own DIY turntable

Music and DIY ethos have always had a pretty close relationship. We’ve seen people make their own vinyl records through lathe cuts, or laser printing, but a DIY turntable kit is a fairly unique concept. Spinbox is a revolutionary flatpack turntable that includes all the components to put together yourself, including an amp and a couple of speakers. It’s powered by […]

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