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

Choosing the Perfect Turntable Stylus

To get exceptional audio performance from a record player, you need to consider the science behind the turntable stylus moving across the record and the energy created and heard through

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