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Lilly Higgs
Lilly Higgs

How does a turntable work?

February 26, 2016 | Blog

Theoretically, an MP3 is more complex than a record. There’s bytes and bits and digital sound data and that’s not even touching clouds and streaming and other vague next-gen words. Even so, putting a record on certainly does feel like some kind of crazy arcane ritual.  Promise, though, there’s no dark eldritch magic at work in your record player. Just some pretty cool machinery. Let’s take a look at how these suckers work.   At its very base, a turntable does exactly that; it turns. The older wo…

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Crosley Radio
Lilly Higgs
Lilly Higgs

The Care and Keeping of your Vinyl and Turntable

February 26, 2016 | How To

The good news is, turntables by and large are pretty hardy. For the most part, it’s the vinyl you need to really keep after. First off, it’s a good idea to set your turntable on a flat, smooth, solid surface in an attempt to keep nasty vibrations at bay. Make sure your tonearm’s balanced! If it’s one of our straight tonearms, the factory has pre-set the pressure (tracking force) for the cartridge, and you don’t need to sweat it. If it’s adjustable though, it’s good to check that it’s on the rig…

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