Do I Need A Phono Preamp? – Maybe You Do!

You’re probably wondering, “Do I need a phono preamp?” In order to answer your question, you’ll need to know what they’re used for an why you might want to add one to your turntable setup. In some cases, a phono stage is an absolute necessity. Depending on your specific turntable, you may or may not need one. We’ll go over […]

Why Do People Like Heavy Metal Music?

Metal music is by far one of the most misunderstood genres of music. If you’re not what’s known as a “metal-head”, you’re probably wondering how any sane person could possibly enjoy fast, angry-sounding, and extreme music. Why do people like heavy metal music?  There’s no right or wrong answer to that question and it tends to vary from person to […]

What Is A USB DAC Amp? – Should You Buy One?

If you find yourself becoming a little bit confused by some of the terms used to describe different types of personal audio equipment – you’re not alone. There are so many confusing names and specifications that it can start to seem like an overwhelming task to try and sort through all of them. One of the most commonly-asked questions is […]

20 Of The Best Selling Vinyl Records Today

More and more, fans of music are starting to turn to vinyl as a better option for consuming music in an increasingly digital world. If you’re new to collecting, curious about starting, or a seasoned vet – you’ll be able to appreciate the albums we’ve included here. Some of the best selling vinyl records here are what most consider to be […]

The 10 Best Bookshelf Speakers of 2020

If you’re looking for a new pair of speakers for your audio setup, you’ve come to the right place. Maybe need a new pair to add to your laptop, PC, home theater, or turntable setup. If you’re looking for a quality pair for your room that can also stream music via Bluetooth, you’ll enjoy our recommendations.   Even if you already […]

The Difference Between an EP and LP Explained

When you’re browsing the music section of iTunes, Amazon Music, Tidal Music, Spotify, or one of the few remaining record stores – you’ll sometimes see either “EP” or “LP” after the title.  The difference between an EP and LP is less confusing than you might think. In an era where most people use one of the popular streaming services to […]

Here’s The Best Way To Store Vinyl Records

Whether you’re a brand new collector, interested in getting into the hobby or want to expand your record collection, it’s important to know the best way to store vinyl records. As soon as you remove a new album from its cardboard jacket and the protective sleeve – you’ll get the sense that what you’re holding is something that needs to […]

What Is Surface Noise? – How Much Is Too Much?

You just bought a new turntable (or you’re brushing the dust off an older one) and you’re excited to start listening to your records.  After you set the record down on the platter, drop the stylus, and let it spin – you could’ve sworn that your copy of Let It Bleed used to sound so much better. Now you’re wondering why […]