Where To Buy Vinyl Records

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When you are looking for great music to listen to, you need to know where to buy vinyl records. Vinyl records sound different than CDs or compressed/streaming audio. You may, however, not know where to buy vinyl records in your community. It can be difficult to find the records and the sound you want, but … Read more

How To Fixed Warped Records

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Nothing is more devastating to a record collector than when one of your beloved pieces is found warped and unable to play its beautiful music on your turntable. Sometimes no matter how careful we are with our vinyl record collection, things can happen that warp the vinyl. What causes warped vinyl? How can we fix … Read more

Top 10 | Best Record Players for Under 500 Dollars in [year]

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When you’re looking for the best record players for under 500 dollars in 2020, you can start to expect a few things. At this price tier, you can start to expect a high level of quality, but still keep a fair budget. The record players in this list are going to be able to integrate … Read more

Top 10 | Best Record Players for Under 200 Dollars in [year]

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For the past few years, the amount of young people getting into vinyl collecting has absolutely exploded. Many members of the vinyl community feel the need to gatekeep and protect our hobby from newcomers. But I’ll tell you now, more vinyl collectors is better for local shops which is better for all of us. Many … Read more

Top 10 | Best Turntable Mats of [year]

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Turntable mats can improve the sound quality and appearance of your record player, while also protecting your precious vinyl. But how do you know which is the best turntable mat of [year]? That’s what we’re here to decide. Preview: Our Choice for the Turntable Mat of [year] Pro-Ject: Leather It Platter Mat Our Rating: 5/5 … Read more

Top 10 | Best Record Players for Under 100 Dollars in [year]

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Collecting vinyl can be an absurdly expensive hobby. Between your turntable, speakers, preamplifyer, and record storage, costs can add up quick. And that’s all before you even buy a record. One of the biggest investments for a vinyl newbie is the turntable. The best turntables of [year] can quickly add up to over $1000. If … Read more