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Lilly Higgs
Lilly Higgs

Music Monday - Brand New - Deja Entendu

February 26, 2016 | Music

Like most people, my music tastes were somewhat predefined by my family. My mom brought me up on The Beatles’Rubber Soul, and my dad on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. But most of my adolescent music came from my big brother, Matt.  This was the age semi-before file-sharing, when you would download a “techno” song on KaZaAa and it’d be Darude’s Sandstorm every damn time. Emo was big in the way that indie could be big; Sample CDs had to be ordered from the back of track lists and mailed in. Matt …

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Crosley Radio
Lilly Higgs
Lilly Higgs

What Turntable is best for you?

February 26, 2016 | Blog

As much as Google is our friend, doing a cursory search for “turntable” is sort of like accidentally yanking the faucet off your sink and flooding your bathroom. There’s just too much stuff. There’s a lot of conflicting opinion and stated facts and it can be way too much to take in at once. So, we’re gonna help you out as best we can and give a little primer on what kind of turntables are out there. So grab a mop for your metaphorically flooded bathroom and let’s dive in. Both of these can eith…

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Crosley Radio
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 …

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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 r…

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