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If your Pro-Ject turntable is buzzing, I understand how annoying that can be. Thanks to a friend I recently had the chance to check out the awesome Pro-Ject The Beatles SGT. Pepper Essential III, Special Edition Turntable which is one of the most stylish turntables that I have ever seen! Seriously, these limited-edition Beatles themed turntables are very, very tempting! Anyway, there was a slight buzzing sound when I was using this which made me…

I have been collecting vinyl for a very long time and here on the site, we have a ton of turntable reviews about various accessories that a vinyl enthusiast may want to consider buying. However, for someone who is new to the world of vinyl, the whole preamp/phono stage thing can be very confusing and, in some cases, even serve as a bit of a barrier for them to take that first step into the…

I came across a thread recently about a guy asking if he should use a step down transformer for AV receiver and it got my wheels turning. We have reviewed many receivers here on the site, but this thread brought back a memory for me. Back in either 1989 or 1990, my dad imported this very high-end (well it was for the time) Sony MHC-3500. I will admit this thing is probably junk now, but…

As you know we love to talk about turntables here on the site. I myself have been collecting not just records, but actual turntables for a very long time now. Add to this the various ones I am lucky enough to get to test out and I have seen and played around with a great deal of turntables over the years. However, I know more than a few people who have purchased a turntable and…

I am a massive movie buff and I love to have the cinema experience at home as best I can. This means having a home theater surround sound system as well as a projector too. In addition to this, listening to vinyl is one of my main hobbies, and today we are asking the question, can I connect my turntable to home theater surround sound system? The short answer is yes you can, but we…

Today we are taking a look at turntables with built in preamp vs those with external preamps and finding out which scenario is better. We have looked at a number of turntables some have preamps built in and some do not. We have also reviewed plenty of preamps at all ends of the pricing spectrum too. So, we have a fairly good idea of the difference between a turntable with a built-in preamp and one…

We have done a ton of articles looking for the best receiver around. As well as this we have also done a lot of preamp reviews in addition to this. Many people are unsure if they need to buy a preamp or they may ask “Do I need a preamp if my receiver has a phono input?” It can be quite confusing and it is something that many of us who have been into vinyl…

We have done a ton of preamp reviews here on the site. Today though we are taking a deeper look at the world of preamps as we ask the question, how important is a good preamp to improve sound quality? I hand on heart feel that a good preamp can really make a difference to the sound that you are getting from your turntable, but do you need a preamp that is in the 500…

Today we are looking at the 4 best ultra short throw projectors under $1000. We have looked at many awesome projectors (those under $700, for home movies and portable projectors under $150) and put them through their paces here on the site and today we are looking at short throw projectors. These are great if you want something that is a little more high-end and you are not too scared about spending a lot more…