The Causes Of Vinyl Crackle & How To Fix Them
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The Causes Of Vinyl Crackle & How To Fix Them

Undeniably, vinyl records offer an audio experience like no other. However, records, turntables, and various other pieces of equipment can deteriorate over time, resulting in audio crackle. But what are the causes of vinyl crackles, and how do you fix them? What are the causes of vinyl crackle, and how to fix them? There are…

Top 11 Phono Stage/Preamplifier Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Phono Stage/Preamplifier Brands In The World 2024

Phonograph/vinyl records have been around since the 1940s and are still a fairly popular method of listening to music. To play vinyl records, one must have several pieces in his or her sound system, including speakers, a power amplifier, a record player (turntable), and, as we’ll discuss in this article, a phono preamplifier stage. Note…

Why Do Audio Amplifiers & Preamplifiers Need Power To Work?
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Why Do Audio Amplifiers & Preamplifiers Need Power To Work?

Amplifiers (and/or preamplifiers) are essential components in most practical audio signal chains and typically require electrical power to function properly. They’re used to drive loudspeakers and headphones, boost mic and instrument signals to usable levels, and for many other reasons. Why do audio amplifiers and preamplifiers need power supplies? Whether solid-state, tube-based or digital, audio…

Solid-State Vs. Tube Amplifiers (Pre, Power & Guitar Amps)
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Solid-State Vs. Tube Amplifiers (Pre, Power & Guitar Amps)

Audio amplifiers are required in nearly all playback environments and many recording situations as well. There are plenty of amplifier types out there, and a major distinction between amplifiers is the use of solid-state circuitry versus tube circuitry. What are the differences between solid-state and tube amplifiers? Solid-state amps use solid-state (transistor-based) amplifier circuits, while…