These are the best phono preamps that won’t break the bank

The warm tones of analog audio might seem like a posh status symbol for the hipster elite, but there’s a reason that vinyl is so popular among the bohemian class: Great-sounding and fun vinyl setups don’t actually have to cost an arm and a leg. They can be pieced together and slowly upgraded over time, an ever-changing … Read moreThese are the best phono preamps that won’t break the bank

How to clean your records to keep them looking good and sounding sweet

Even as the twin krakens of Spotify and Apple Music have wrapped their tentacles around the music industry, a curious thing has happened: Vinyl records, those big black discs that were once all too common in garages and dorm rooms, have made a resurgence. Essentials for Record Store Day With more people getting into vinyl as … Read moreHow to clean your records to keep them looking good and sounding sweet

The best turntables under $500

For many audio purists, no sound can compare to that brilliant moment when a stylus first settles into a gorgeous vinyl groove. And thanks to the current record renaissance, not only are there a bevy of classics available from your local record store, but there are also an increasing number of new artists releasing their … Read moreThe best turntables under $500