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

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

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

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

Cartridge 101: All About Cartridge Alignment

To get the most out of your turntable, and enjoy your hi-fi system to the fullest, you must have your turntable set up properly. Optimizing phono cartridge alignment to deliver

Low-Output vs High Output MC Cartridge: What’s the Difference?

Knowing the difference between a high-output MC cartridge versus a low-output moving coil cartridge means the difference between whether or not you get the most out of your amplifier and

Moving Coil vs Moving Magnet: Which Phono Cartridge Do You Need?

Understanding moving coil vs moving magnet cartridges requires learning how they work, how they differ, and the impact they can have on the sonics of audio systems. Being the transducer