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Want to know how to fix your Crosley record player? Well, keep on reading my hard-rocking amigo. What I really like about Crosley is that they are great if you are someone who is just new to the world of collecting vinyl. You can get a really affordable budget priced Crosley Record player like this one here which is great if you want to just dip your toes in the world of vinyl collecting. You…

Today I am looking at something that some people like to get really scientific about and that is your turntable speed variance and what is deemed acceptable. The thing with something like this is that you can get an app for your phone that lets you determine exactly what the RPM of your turntable is. I have dabbled in these and to be honest with you I feel that these should be used more as…

I have done a lot of talking about the best speakers you can get for your turntable and guides on how to take care of your vinyl and get the best sound from your turntable. However, there is one area that I never usually weigh in on and that is the world of “do power cables make a different to turntable sound?”. This is something I have looked at from afar and even after doing…

Today I am taking my own look at a topic that can get rather heated in the world of audio and that is if power cables can make a difference to audio quality. If you had asked me this a few years back I would have said you were crazy and more than likely someone trying to sell me a power cable that you want 100 bucks for. Even now that I write my own…

As a long-time vinyl collector, I have a few records in my collection that as much as I love them, I only play on very special occasions. This is not because I am weird, but because some of my records are quite rare and the more, I play them the more I risk damaging them. I actually have a couple of live albums that are very hard to come by and it was those (especially…

Doesn’t turning your vinyl collection into digital files defeat the purpose of having a vinyl collection? I know that is what some of you guys are no doubt going to be saying, but hear me out. Nothing will replace the crisp sound of vinyl for me, but there are actually some good reasons as to why you would want to rip your vinyl so that you can enjoy it on your iPod, MP3 player, phone…

I have been a fan of collecting records for years now thanks to my folks. I used to love collecting vinyl 10 plus years ago when places were giving it away. Collecting vinyl is great, but I also like to collect record players to (which drives my wife nuts) the thing with this is record players come in all shapes and sizes and one style is a belt drive turntable and that can have a…

There is nothing worse than taking one of your favorite records off the shelf. Placing it on your turntable, slowly putting down the arm and then getting ready to rock out and the sound being flat. The thing with talking about “flat sound” is that it is very hard to describe what it is, but when you hear it you know. The sound is just not as good, punchy, raunchy or however, you want to…