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…

Do Phono Cartridges Wear Out & If So, How?
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Do Phono Cartridges Wear Out & If So, How?

Have you ever felt like your turntables aren’t producing the sound they once were? The phono cartridge is the first component that many new audiophiles appoint the blame. Do phono cartridges wear out? The phono cartridge component itself doesn’t have any deteriorating parts. However, located near this is the stylus. It’s a part that appears…

Do Vinyl Records Wear Out Over Time & If So, How?
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Do Vinyl Records Wear Out Over Time & If So, How?

Popularized in 1948, though invented in the 1920’s, vinyl records have been a staple for listening to music and audio for decades. Whether the records are from the mid-20th century or a modern press, many collectors and turntable enthusiasts prioritize the upkeep of vinyl records for maximum longevity. Do vinyl records wear out over time,…

Top 11 Best Phono Cartridge Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Best Phono Cartridge Brands In The World 2024

With so many ways to listen to music today, sitting down to listen to a vinyl record has made somewhat of a resurgence. Though speakers are needed to convert the audio signal into sound waves, another transducer, the needle and cartridge, is required to read the mechanical grooves of the record and convert them into…

Top 11 Best Turntable/Record Player Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Best Turntable/Record Player Brands In The World 2024

Though listening to vinyl records makes up a small percentage of how music is enjoyed today, the “vinyl revival” has brought renewed interest in this vintage format. This, in turn, has brought more attention to turntables (also known as record players or phonographs) and how they, too, affect the listening experience of these phonograph records….

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…