Vinyl & Turntables

  1. What is a Phono Preamp?

    What is a Phono Preamp?
    With the resurgence of vinyl over the last several years, a whole new generation is getting into turntables. With so much “plug and play” technology, we find that people who are younger or have never used a turntable before expect to that a turntable will just play, or at least simply connect to their existing stereo system or speakers. What they’re forgetting is one of the most critical pieces to any vinyl playback system — a phono preamp.
  2. The Best Entry-Level Turntables (and what NOT to buy)

    The Best Entry-Level Turntables (and what NOT to buy)
    If you’re new to the world of vinyl, choosing a turntable might seem a little overwhelming. While you definitely want great-sounding gear, you might not feel ready to buy the snazziest, most expensive turntable available. Luckily for you, there are a wealth of entry-level turntables that offer excellent sound quality and can help you enjoy vinyl to its fullest. We’re about to consider three great turntables for aspiring vinyl lovers. First, let’s take a look at what you shouldn’t buy and examine the factors that matter most when selecting an entry-level turntable.
  3. 10 Best Turntables Under $500

    10 Best Turntables Under $500
    Starting around $300, you can get a nice quality turntable. While the sky’s the limit (we sell turntables that cost well into the thousands of dollars), $300-$500 is a great budget for a turntable that will produce a great sound, won’t damage your records and will last for decades.
  4. U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable Review

    U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable Review
    After nearly a year of great sales and impeccable customer feedback, we decided to sit down with Ben Carter and Bob Hertig to learn more about what makes this such a great table for the money. After talking with them at length, we really came to realize just how special the Orbit Special is. While U-Turn has variations of the Orbit that start at $179, we decided to circle back and write an entire review on the features and details of the fully-loaded U-Turn Orbit Special.
  5. Rega Planar 2 Turntable Review

    Rega Planar 2 Turntable Review
    The Rega Planar 2 is a great gateway into the world of better performing turntables. This is a table that might just last you 40+ years too! It is easy to see why it has already won 6 awards since its introduction.

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