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Knowing the right condition to store your sound records is the responsibility of every vinyl-loving individual. Keeping them in an ideal environment preserves the state of your vinyl, as well as extends the life of your disc for as long as you can conserve the space. You might have read or heard that a vinyl’s number one demise would be the heat. Well, these hearsays don’t go unfounded as high levels of heat and direct…

Recently, we’ve talked quite a bit about warped records: what they sound like and if it is safe to play them. Knowing the condition of your records before inserting them into your turntable should be as easy as knowing the right diet for your body. Today, we’ll be looking into warped records and if playing them risks damaging your turntable stylus. In most cases, playing a warped record will not harm the stylus or the…

You might be here because chances are, your records are in some way warped and you’re hesitating to run it ‘round your turntable. Or perhaps, you’ve been listening to warped records for some time and would like to know if doing so actually damages your player. Well, put your concerns to rest because the verdict is: it is quite safe to listen to distorted recordings. They have no effect on the stylus, although the sound…

If you’re looking up solutions and quick fixes for that rubber belt of yours, you’ve visited the right page. A couple of weeks ago, we went through how tight your turntable belt should be, we explained how you’re better off having a belt that is tighter, and how much tighter really depends on you. We’ve also written articles about why your turntable belt might be slipping off, and how often you should replace your belt.…

We’ve written a few articles about why so many new vinyl records come warped, why new records sound bad, and how to fix the fuzziness of record players. But what exactly does a warped record sound like? If you’re part of the lucky bunch with little experience with warped records, let this post serve as the official induction for you. As it is with most things, how warped a record is determines how jarring of…

Vinyl records have had a rebound since their near-death in the mid-2000s, and the market has since been enjoying a resurgence, according to music industry observers. According to a 2020 Statista finding, the number of turntables sold in the United States increased by about 4% over the previous year. In all, roughly 75 thousand turntables were estimated to be sold in the United States last year, compared to 72 thousand in 2019. As statistics have…

Have you ever brought home a new vinyl in a state of excitement to listen to your new addition only to find it sounding warped or even straight out bad? Most of us who own a record player know how poor sound quality can affect a supposedly other-worldly experience. So Why Exactly Does Your New Vinyl Record Sound Bad or Faulty? Here is a checklist of steps you may choose to run through before trashing…

When it comes to all turntable queries, you’ve visited the right page. So far, we’ve covered some reasons why your turntable belt might be slipping, and how often you should be replacing your belt. In this post, we’ll be discussing how tight your turntable belt should be, whether you’re just curious, or replaced one today. First things first, you’ll definitely need to figure out which belt your turntable requires before purchasing it. Rubber belts come…

Today I am sharing with you guys what I consider to be the best sounding jazz albums on vinyl. This is not some list that has been taken from one site and regurgitated a million times. These are my own picks and albums that I have purchased and listened to and think sound fantastic on vinyl. Recently we looked at the best vintage speakers for jazz music and any one of the albums I am…

Why Does My Turntable Belt Keeps Slipping or Falling Off? Chances are that the reason you’re here is because that pesky belt of your cherished turntable keeps slipping or coming off. It can be pretty annoying to constantly put it back on, disrupting the process of your groove. If, however, you are facing this unfortunate issue, it might be time for a new belt. 1. Check the Motor Alignment The symptom usually implies that the…