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What’s Wrong with Cheap Record Players?

As record sales continue to grow year-on-year, so too has the market for cheap starter record players. The demand is so great, last year’s hottest Christmas seller on Amazon was the Jensen JTA-230 3-speed stereo turntable with built-in speakers. Priced at just $51.99, it’s safe to say the majority of these players were bought as starter turntables. The

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Vinyl Stylus Shapes Explained

The hi-fi world is full of technical jargon and vinyl records are certainly no exception. In the following article, you’ll learn about the most common stylus shapes on the market designed for vinyl playback. So what exactly is a stylus? In simple terms the stylus (or needle) is the tip that tracks your vinyl record. Most

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How to Store your Vinyl Record Collection

A well-kept vinyl record is a pleasure to behold; they sound great, they’re free of excessive surface noise, and the cover is a piece of art. A poorly kept record, on the other hand, is not so appealing; there’s background noise, plenty of pops and clicks, and the artwork is scuffed – it might even

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Vinyl Record Inner-Groove Distortion (A Simple Explanation)

While vinyl records have plenty to offer, both sonically and from a listening experience standpoint, they also come with some trade-offs. One of the most commonly cited but also misunderstood trade-offs is a phenomenon known as inner-groove distortion (also referred to as end-of-side distortion. Inner-groove distortion is an audible deterioration in sound quality that sometimes

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