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Tips and advice on owning and caring for turntable record players. If you’ve got a question I haven’t covered, use the form on my contact page to ask and I’ll be happy to write a post answering it.

Differences Between Entry-Level Turntables And High-End Models

Entry-level turntable Project Debut Carbon DC

When looking for a turntable to buy the options can be overwhelming and the prices shocking. A high-end turntable can cost anywhere from 3 to 5 times more than an entry-level one, which makes you wonder if the differences are significant enough to warrant the extra investment. There are a lot of differences, but do they […]

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  • Updated May 17, 2017

How To Clean Vinyl Records Without Damaging Them

I’ve always found cleaning records to be a hassle. But it’s something you need to do if you want to keep your record collection in good shape. But what’s the best way to clean them? Read 100 websites and you’ll learn 100 different methods. The truth is: the best way is to use a vinyl […]

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  • Updated December 25, 2016

Record Player Parts: The Six Components You Should Know

Record Player Parts: the tone arm and stylus

Before we had the MP3 player, the CD player, the cassette tape player and all the failed technologies no one even remembers, we had the record player. Today most consider the record player an old-fashioned technology. It is something used by our parents or grandparents and collected (but not used) by hipsters. But in some circles, the turntable player […]

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  • Updated September 5, 2016
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How To Fix A Record Player Turntable

How To Fix A Record Player Turntable

If you own a record player, eventually something will go wrong with the turntable. Commonly, the player will turn on, but the turntable component simply won’t spin. This signifies an issue with the belt. A record player’s belt connects the motor to the turntable and keeps it spinning at a constant pace. Though they rarely snap, it’s not uncommon for […]

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  • Updated September 6, 2016

What’s The Difference Between A Turntable And A Record Player?

The Difference Between A Turntable And A Record Player

Do you know the difference between a turntable and a record player? Many don’t. And there’s good reason for the confusion. I’ve seen so many articles that use the two terms interchangeably. In fact, that’s the best way to tell the difference between a website that actually wants to help you and one that just […]

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  • Updated September 6, 2016

Recommended Record Players

Recommended Record Players

Do have have an old vinyl collection and you’re looking for a record player to play them? Are you just getting into vinyl and you need a good player? You’ve probably realized: finding the best record player for your needs is not easy. There are so many models available and they come with countless features. Some […]

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  • Updated February 19, 2017

High-End Record Players

High-End Record Players

The record players and turntables featured on our top ten list are the most popular players. They are not the best audiophile turntables. Those cost way more than most people are willing to spend. But if you want to coax the absolute best sound out of your vinyl collection, you have no choice. You need […]

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  • Updated December 6, 2016

Quality Record Players

Quality Record Players

First, let’s define what we mean by quality record player. We’re not talking about the best money can buy. You’ll find those in our post on high-end record players. We’re also not talking about the most popular. Those are in our list of the 10 best record players. We’re talking about quality products that are still affordable […]

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  • Updated September 9, 2016

Popular Products from Top Vinyl Record Player Brands

Popular Products from Top Vinyl Record Player Brands

Vinyl record players have become popular again and modern players are capable of providing the same listening experience as players from decades past. Additionally, today’s players come with tons of useful features, like the capability to connect to external devices, e.g. smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. But not all modern features are useful. Many of them are gimmicks few people will ever use. […]

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  • Updated October 9, 2016

Basic Record Player Troubleshooting Procedures

Basic Record Player Troubleshooting Procedures

Sometimes record players stop working. Sometimes they work, but not as well as before. Sure, you can take it to a professional and get it fixed, but a lot of times that’s not necessary. Many times, the problem is fairly simple and something you could take care of on your own. The ability to do some […]

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  • Updated February 19, 2017