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The Thorens TD-203 Turntable was introduced to me by a friend who is a long-time turntable owner. Riding on the turntable trend, I told him specifically that I was looking for an entry-level turntable that provides great quality music, is value-for-money and also easy to set up. The next thing I knew a Thorens TD-203 Turntable was delivered to my place and I was hooked ever since. This beautiful piece from Switzerland is produced by…

Here is another quality record player suitable for novice and beginners too. Usually high quality comes with high pricing, but fortunately, this Dual CS410, touted one of the best entry level Dual turntable comes at an affordable price! If you are searching for Dual turntables only, it means you certainly know the value and brand that Dual commands, quite different from that of other brands. This model Dual CS410 is quite one of its kind…

How many of you are fans of the Thorens turntables? There is actually a reason why Thorens is a brand that many audiophiles still consistently chase after. One of my favorite turntables – Thorens TD 160 and it is truly one of the best turntables I have fiddled with. It is so sturdy that even 2nd hand Thorens TD 160 work almost as good as new ones! Compare the trade offs below. Brief introduction about…

The Rega was born in the United Kingdom in the early 70s, and it has come a long way since then. In 2016, it has been re-engineered and made a comeback as Rega Planar 3. Driven by passion and an innate desire to push beyond the limits of excellence, Rega’s team of designers has invested significant amounts of time and effort to create yet another masterpiece, the Rega Planar 3. It is yet another culmination…

With the Ortofon bronze cartridge, my MMF7.3 came alive. This 2-speed belt driven beauty from Music Hall really one-upped its predecessors. Their brainchild in 2015, I am still using it now as I unwind from a long day in the office. This thing was made to deliver and true enough, I am playing my old records more than ever. It even looks good, fitting into the noir theme I have going on in my living…

Today, its my turn to share my experience on having one of the best Dual turntable amongst my friends. How many of you also own the Dual CS 505-4 turntable? Its kind of like an old treasure piece and Dual made its mark on us the audiophiles. Even though now we have many more options compared to before, I still have great admiration for those folks at Dual. Origins of Dual CS 505-4 Turntable To…

Recently we have gotten from some interesting questions from our readers, so we decided to write this buying guide to benefit other readers too. If you are new to the vinyl wave, we hope that this can be of value to you. When I first started, I remembered I made some mistakes because I assumed too much and bought something which wasn’t suitable for me. Hope it will help you to avoid going down my…