Cartridge 101: Parts of a Turntable

Record players are amazing devices that produce far better sound than CD players, cassette players, and MP3 players. For this reason, many audiophiles today still utilize an analog sound system

Cartridge 101: P Mount Cartridge vs Standard Mount

When you own a record player, there are parts of the turntable that you will need to know so that you can easily replace them if required. The phono cartridge

How to Clean a Record to Protect Your Stylus

Have you ever wondered how to clean a record properly or why you should clean vinyl records? Well, if you own a turntable, you probably know that the surface of

Seeking the Best Online Record Store? Our Top 7 Picks

A quick online search of “record store” will bring you an avalanche of overwhelming results, ranging from small brick-and-mortar stores to online auctions featuring affordable vinyl LPs from small sellers.

Cartridge 101: Replacing Your Stylus or Record Player Needle

It doesn’t matter how glossy and gorgeous your vinyl records are, how fancy your record player is, or how impeccably organized your music corner is, if the stylus on your

Cartridge 101: How your Headshell Impacts Vinyl Playback

The headshell attaches the phono cartridge to the tonearm of your record player. Having a removable headshell allows you to switch out your cartridge headshell for one that has a

Is Record Grading Legit?: The Basics of Vinyl Condition

Whether you’re a newbie to the world of vinyl records, or you’re a life-long record collector, it doesn’t take many spins around the record store before you learn that vinyls

Cartridge 101: Turntable Cartridge Types

There are few worse feelings than coming home to play a vinyl record only to realize your machine’s not up to snuff. Even the most high-quality record players can sound

What Makes 78 RPM Records Different than 33s and 45s?

As record collectors, we know 78 RPM discs are different than others. Throughout history, there were once only 78s, aka 78 RPM records, but now we more commonly see 33s

Cartridge 101: Matching Tonearm Resonance and Cartridge Compliance

As you go deeper into your analog journey and your record collection grows, you may choose to move beyond your first turntable into a higher-performance model, especially if you notice