Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 Review

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 is a just-launched device from the Yamaha MusicCast series that has a turntable needle at one end and a wireless speaker or Amazon Alexa assistant at the other. Software and hardware integration did not bypass the turntables, those wonderful creatures that have been more than just a box with a motor, tonearm, and cartridge for some time now. However, the variety of integrations and the functions it enables impose that we invent a new name for each type and subtype of the device in order to know exactly what it does. Sometimes it happens that the

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Pioneer PLX-500 Review

After the triumphal march of the PLX-1000, Pioneer sends the likewise directly driven PLX-500 into the race for space next to the mixer. In terms of its specifications, it lags a bit behind the top model, but it also leaned slightly on the case dimensions and pitch range, but a 44.1 kHz USB sound card slumbers in its chassis. An interface to the computer, in order to digitize vinyl and put it on with DVS-supporting programs without an additional audio interface. This sometimes takes a lot of weight when making a purchase decision and the professional demeanor improves. Can the

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Best Record Player With Speakers For 2020

Record Player With Speakers: A Simple Compact Solution For many vinyl fans who rediscover or rediscover the turntable, it’s just a matter of putting on one of the old records, leaning back and enjoying the moment and the music. Turntables with speakers, or more correctly, with integrated speakers are a popular option. Another advantage of the turntable with the speakers is that you can start simply: put on a record and enjoy it. With ordinary turntables, the way of listening to can be longer because you need some time to connect record player with amplifier and speakers. For example, if

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Pro-Ject X1 Review

From the first P1 to the latest X1, Pro-Ject has been constantly improving its turntables, learning from the rich experience with its customers. In 1991, Pro-Ject showed the world its first P1 turntable. The “low-budget and high-end turntable”, as described, tended to provide a rounded solution for listening to records at a time when the CD had already taken the upper hand over vinyl. It was a fully reduced, manual device equipped with a Sumiko Oyster speaker, with manual gear shifting and English instruction with rather linguistic errors. This turntable has been designated by Pro-Ject from the beginning as an

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Technics SL-1500C Review

Technics SL-1500C Review – This turntable offers a great sound. Rhythmic, lively and open, with a handful of details. A great choice for the ~ $1400 price. About five years ago, Panasonic, determined to reinvigorate its Technics brand, finally found a recipe for how to achieve it, combining innovation and long-standing neglected knowledge from classic hi-fi into new devices, which is offered to its old audience as well as to new ones, which Technics knew by word of mouth and seeing their legendary DJ turntable in clubs, where it simply refused to stop spinning. And it mostly revolved around variations

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Pro-Ject Essential 3 Review

The Pro-Ject Essential 3 turntable is a great example of how a manufacturer can offer something new, interesting, and quality for relatively little money. In its program, Pro-Ject offers a huge number of turntables that meet the requirements of various categories of users. It is not disputed that the company has vast experience that they have accumulated in the construction of turntables in recent years, and certainly have the technology that helps their knowledge to effectively implement in every new model. But looking at the turntable on the test raises the question of how far it is possible to innovate

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Onkyo CP-1050 Review

Today we will tell you something about Onkyo CP-1050 turntable. Read our review and decide if this is a good deal for you for the price below $1000. For a long time now I have been slightly watching the completely dormant collection of vinyl records I have collected over the past years. At one point, I sold out most of the records and completely turned to create a quality audio system with a primary digital sound source, with the promise of myself that sometimes I would listen to some worthy records. I have often done this as a small obligation

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Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB Review

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Review Music and technology move on at a very fast pace these days, basically much like any technological advancement; if you stand still, you’re lost! The problem with that whole situation is that the things you enjoy about the way things were, can often become lost too, or even obsolete. For instance, you might have an extensive collection of old LPs or vinyl records, and you might have some of your favorite tunes on them, tunes which you would love to listen to every day. You might not want to keep buying a new format of the music

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Technics SL-1210GR Complete Review And Hearing Test

If Technics has gained worldwide glory, then it is, without doubt, the SL-1200 turntable that is still considered to be one of the best-selling audio devices of all time. It has cult status, was the indispensable tool of many DJs and global reference when we consider commercial turntables. This turntable experienced many reincarnations, so that at one point, with the emergence of a CD player, he slowly and safely went into oblivion. But not for long. Production was never stopped. Moreover, numerous upgraded versions appeared on the market, but the old glory and the amount of sold items drastically fell.

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Rega RP6 – Complete Review & Hearing Test

Rega RP 6 Review & Test Roy Gandi has several simple rules in designing a turntable. Reduce the mass and increase the strength, move structural resonances to the upper range of the frequency spectrum, minimize damping, and reduce engine vibration without using mechanical aids. The new Rega RP6 is an example of how it looks in practice. The turntable housing is lighter, but in comparison to the model RP5, two metal stiffeners are connecting them. The platter base is made of aluminum and the platter is a two-layer glass. The second layer is a glass rim that increases the peripheral

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The Best Bluetooth Record Player

The Best Bluetooth Turntable Bluetooth technology represents the mode of wireless data exchange between two or more devices. Although it has been present a long time it became a standard just recently. Today’s modern computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and audio devices have a great deal of ability to send data with Bluetooth. The connection is established via radio waves in the frequency range of 2.4 to 2.48 GHz. Due to the use of radio links the connecting devices don’t have to be optically sighted nor interconnected and the connection can be made in a diameter of approximately 10 meters

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Pro-Ject The Classic – Complete Review & Hearing Test

New 25 years of classical turntable On the occasion of the jubilee, the renowned Austrian producer launched a new model of the turntable – as it always looked like and with the lid. In the introduction to the presentation that he held in Brussels, Heinz Lichtenegger, the founder of Pro-Ject, with enthusiasm of a fan of records and music, told that he sold the first turntable in his mother’s gas station, using her registered company. In the first year, in its hometown, which then numbered about 2,000 people, he succeeded in selling about 50 Thorens TD166 MkII. Many years later,

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Sota Comet Series III Turntable Review & Hearing Test

The second model in the Sota series came to review, Comet with the factory S303 tonearm. In the offer from Sota are the following models (from the most advanced to the basic): Millennia, Cosmos, Nova, Star, Sapphire, Jewel, Satellite, Comet and Moonbeam. The first four models have a vacuum mat. The first Sota turntable was offered in the market in 1982 under the name Sapphire. It was quickly recognized as a great device and, during the digital era, inspired the fans of analogy. For music lovers who have retained their precious vinyl collections, the turntables have never been dropped into

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Rega Planar 2 – A Complete Review & Hearing Test

Rega Planar 2 Review – Analog Plug and Play The third version of Rega’s classics is intended for a new generation of vinyl lovers. What impression will it have on older vinyl lovers? For many people from the analog generation, Rega is a synonym for a good sound and solid hi-fi from a mid-size British manufacturer, the one that has produced the most devices that have become history. Rega is best known for its good turntables, but its other devices – amplifiers and CD players – met the same expectations we have been accustomed to this brand in the middle

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Pro Ject RPM 1 Carbon Review

Pro Ject RPM 1 Carbon Test – Stable RPMs The base model in the top category of Pro-Ject’s turntable is far more than the basic class – it is a perfect reproduction of vinyl. In the rich turntables selection of well-known Austrian manufacturer, which even makes up to nine lines of the product(except for attractive vertical turntable and limited special editions), the graduation from the basic Elemental model to the leading Signature is very gradual, although it may be somewhat confusing for an indecisive buyer, it offers answers and solutions for all vinyl reproduction needs. Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon is

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Stanton ST-150 Turntable Review

Today we will write something about not so popular turntable in our Stanton ST-150 review article. If you are looking for a professional vinyl turntable we have the best deal right here – the Stanton ST-150. It has a superb motor and great for getting back to your vinyl record roots with a deck made for both DJs and home entertainment and been around for a while. Modeled in the form of the old Technics SL-1200 that is still one of the best oldies on the market, although not in production anymore. It has improved functions and classified as a

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Pro Ject RPM 1.3 Genie – Review, Test & Conclusion

It is hard to imagine in the present time that some company produces over 20 models of turntables. And in the Austrian-Czech company Pro-Ject’s catalog, we counted them straight 24. The model that we have tested is not included in the catalog, but complete review, test, and conclusion of Pro Ject RPM 1.3 Genie follow. Namely, the name of the tested model is RPM 1.3 Genie, while the company catalog available on the Internet only has an RPM 1 Genie model. What is different is difficult to say. Looking at the image of model 1 and comparing it with the

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Thorens TD 309 Review – Mister Oldtimer

In this text, we will meet a turntable that under the attractive design hides probably the most radical technical innovations of this brand in the last 15 years. Let’s begin… Thorens TD 309 Review & Hearing Test Thorens always associates the authors of these lines with a classic old-timer, with his elegant logo, like a long limousine wing, a massive appearance and a sub-chassis on springs that jiggle on touch. Since Heinz Rorer was once again alive this company, Thorens has adopted and applied new materials and technologies, but also retained some good construction features from the past that endured

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Rega RP1 – Review, Test and Final Verdict

The turntable in the initial class can sound soft and seductive on the first impression, but over time, that impression can turn into a feeling that we have a deal with a subtle, “lazy” device. Rega RP1 does not belong to that line of “budget” turntable classes. We can say it is a turntable under 500$, but it has a sound that belongs in a higher price class. Read the details below. RP1 is a new entry-level model of the legendary British music company that has built its name for decades on high-quality and affordable turntables and tonearms. Rega RP1

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Audio Technica AT-LP5 Review

Today we have the opportunity to make Audio Technica AT-LP5 Review. This is a relatively new model from Audio Technica Company. What is good and what is bad in this turntable? Read below in our review article. I have to admit that I’m constantly surprised by the rate of return of the vinyl to the audio scene. At a time when every free moment of your time is valuable and there is a huge offer of simple music players, a turntable that requires time, attention and certainly not the most practical sound source is returned to the scene. The record

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Audio Technica AT-LP3 Test & Review

This is a new turntable from Audio Technica’s first time presented at 2017 CES. Audio Technica AT-LP3 is a fully automatic belt-driven turntable that is compromising between ease of use and sound quality. Like some high-end turntable models, Audio Technica AT-LP3 also has damped base construction made to avoid and reduce low-frequency feedback coloration and accidental needle skipping on your favorite record. The platter is made of die-cast aluminum with 4.5 mm thick rubber mat to counter unwanted vibration. Audio Technica AT-LP3 Review & Test Audio Technica has offered another step towards the good sound with this new Audio Technica

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Denon DP-200USB Review

Denon DP-200 USB turntable lets you easily transfer your records into MP3. It is fully automatic and has an internal MP3 encoder. Digitizing your vinyl records has never been easier. Also, this is maybe the best turntable under 200 $ that exists today. But, for some reason, it is unjustifiably neglected. Denon DP-200USB Fully Automatic USB Turntable with MP3 Encoder Review Having an internal MP3 encoder and a front-panel USB port, the Denon DP-200USB turntable enables you to play your favorite records and create digital recordings automatically. The software, included, scans the first 15 seconds of each song and looks

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Audio Technica AT-LP1240 USB Review

There is a company making new waves in the vinyl turntable market, that is Audio-Technica, and we like what we are seeing! Today we will do Audio-Technica AT-LP1240 USB review. This turntable is a nice rendition compared to the all-time classic Technics 1200. It looks good and performs well for this price range. This turntable falls into turntable under 500 $ category and it hangs with the best when it comes to nightclubs and for listening to your old time favorite records for a good reason. Moving towards the very serious audiophile turntables is the Audio Technica AT LP-1240, a

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Numark TTUSB Turntable Review

Revitalizing your vinyl records has never been easier than with the Numark TTUSB Turntable. This plug and play turntable makes creating digital versions of your vinyl records simple. Numark TTUSB Turntable Review All of the necessary cables to connect the USB turntable to your computer, whether PC or MAC or stereo are included. Software that helps remove those clicks and pops is also included. The Numark TTUSB Turntable plays 33-1/3 and 45 RPM recordings. It has an adjustable skate control, line-level RCA outputs with built-in pre-amp, pitch control that’s adjustable +/- 10%. Connect to your computer via the USB for

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Electrohome Wellington Record Player Review

The Electrohome Wellington Record Player is one of the most recognizable brands when it comes to listening to your collection of vinyl that has collected dust over the years. Designed for professional DJs and for home entertainment it provides you with a vintage look and loaded with some of the latest technology features with a traditional look and the best for a good reason. Electrohome Wellington Record Player Review: Pros The wooden audio cabinet presents one with an improved tone sound wave, providing you with the warm crackling sound that made vinyl records unique One can connect the record player

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Jensen JTA-230 Review

In the modern world, every person owns a wonderful electronic device, especially a record player for the purpose of recording music and the voices of a person. Do you want a wonderful record player to make your home alive? Jensen provides you the best record player with several upgraded features. A Jensen JTA-230 3 speed stereo turntable comes with built-in speakers. This turntable belongs to a category of a record player under 100 $. If you are seeking for the best record player under 100 $ and a new turntable with high quality and best price, Jensen JTA-230 3 Speed

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The Best Budget Turntable – Ultimate Guide

The Best Budget Turntable To have a good turntable is a need for some people – because they have not given up on their records. For some people, a turntable is a matter of taste – as they are sometimes beautifully designed and useful objects which, also, play music more beautiful than any other digital device. In this article, we will try to help you to choose a budget record player that best suits your need and it’s not crap. And for some people, a record player at home is the question of prestige – because they want to have

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Marantz TT-15S1 Review

Marantz TT-15S1 Reference Belt Turntable Review Remember some really good Marantz turntables? Although I was a fan of Thorens in the vinyl era, it seems to me that in the sea of properly looking and barely playing plastic turntables, the TT 1000 Esotec was the only one worth remembering.   For those younger, those with lesser memory, as well as those who have never cared much about Marantz, this is the only “big” Marantz turntable from the early ’80s to show how the company has the knowledge and ability to produce a HIGH-END device. The TT 1000 Esotec is today

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Audio Technica AT-LP60 Review

Audio Technica AT-LP60 USB Review Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB is an example of a stereo turntable used to connect directly to the powered speakers, home stereo, computers, and other components that lack a turntable input through an inbuilt USB output. Once purchased the users experience direct vinyl’s high-fidelity audio and also have the option to convert it to digital. The turntable contains a switchable phono preamp that is inbuilt into the system and allows it to be connected to powered speakers and audio systems. Audio Technica AT-LP60 USB comes with a complete automatic belt-turntable configured to operate at speeds of either 45

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