The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC is now in its 3rd revision and continues to be the best-selling turntable in the world above $300. When considering the Debut Carbon, customers frequently ask us what they get by moving up in price.
To answer this question, we thought it would be fun to compare the Carbon DC to the Pro-Ject Esprit and the Pro-Ject RPM3. These three tables provide a good selection in the $300 to $1,000 price range and all three models come with a phono cartridge.
It took them two years to develop the all new Planar 3. Their team improved every aspect of this turntable; offering first and foremost, incredible sonic performance, and improved ergonomics and usability. With just a few simple steps, you will be able to hear your vinyl like never before on the new Planar 3.
Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a brand new Astell&Kern AK380. It’s powered on and you’re ready to experience full audio nirvana. While the AK380 is easily among the best portable music players out there, they don’t offer much in the way of a tutorial to get you familiar with the user interface. Don’t worry! We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to get you going…
Their Prestige Series has been extremely popular, with five models ranging in price from $79 to $295. Grado headphones are known for their warm harmonic colors, rich full-bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. You’ll get a sense of this with each of the models in the Prestige Series, but there are noticeable performance improvements as you move from model to model.
We thought it would be fun to dive in and explain the differences in technology and talk through what you should expect to hear as you move up.
If you want to dive deeper into this fun arena or are looking for a great table to jump in with, we think the Prime is an amazing choice. To set it up right, you’ll probably be in the $5,500+ price range by the time you get an appropriate cartridge and set of phono cables, but we don’t know of another table offering more for the money. If you enjoy tinkering, you will absolutely love the adjustable vertical tracking angle.
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.
Many of the companies manufacturing these products did not exist even a year ago. Many will not exist a year from now. Yet, they are entering the market at a torrid pace. We even saw at the last CES show, a widget you put over the knobs on your stove so you can tell Alexa to turn the knob. The problem with this landslide of new products is there is currently no standard on how to prevent hackers from getting into your home.
The good news is, there are a handful of Smart Home companies who have been around for years and care about the security of their customers and the long term viability of their products.
Recently, my fascination with home theater and streaming Hi-Res music had put my analog hobby on the back burner. Everything has its time and place, so a few months ago, I was walking past a used record store in Asheville, NC and it drew me in. As you probably know, it’s next to impossible to walk out of one empty-handed! I decided it was time to dive back into the analog waters again.
Audioengine speakers are beautifully made, easy-to-use speakers with a natural frequency response, for a great price. That’s their sweet spot, and that’s why our team and our customers love their products. The A2+ is their best-selling speaker, and between the looks, the size, and the performance, it’s easy to see why.