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ecoustics at TVD: The Top 3 Phono Preamps

Phono preamps come in all shapes and sizes—consumers have never had as much choice as they do in 2021 regardless of budget and the availability of so many great options will only help keep new users in the fold. Listening to records has never really been a simple endeavor; especially for those of us who […]

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ecoustics at TVD: Top 5 Vintage Turntables

Vintage turntables have become extremely popular during this new golden age of vinyl, but we are not entirely convinced that consumers looking for a vintage turntable really understand what that entails. “Vintage” gets used a lot as a marketing term to attract a certain type of customer—but don’t confuse that attempt to sell you something […]

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The Top 8 Phono Cartridges That Won’t Break the Bank

Need advice on your home audio set-up? We’re delighted to announce that the good folks at ecoustics are bringing their gear knowledge to TVD weekly—commencing today. —Ed. Americans bought a lot of new records in 2020. Almost 27 million LPs according to the folks at Discogs. If you are in the market for an affordable […]

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How to Make Your Records Sound Better

2020 was a smashing success for the record industry. Consumers around the globe spent over $1 billion on new records; Americans spent over $620 million alone during the pandemic on new or used records. Streaming may still be king with 83% of the market, but that fact that vinyl has rebounded from 0.03% of the […]

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Turntable Restoration Business is Booming

Dave Archambault is a busy man. The proprietor of New Hampshire-based Vinyl Nirvana has been restoring and rebuilding vintage Thorens and Acoustic Research turntables full-time for almost a decade and 2020 proved to be a challenging year; one that he was able to navigate through a lot of hard work, creativity, and a major pivot […]

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In rotation: 3/23/21

Macon, GA | Macon record store battling time, technology turns 50: When Phillis Habersham Malone was a child, she remembers the first movie she ever saw at the Douglass Theatre. It was the 1959 version of “Imitation of Life” with Mahalia Jackson. “It was my first time going to the Douglass, and I just felt […]

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In rotation: 2/2/21

Cincinnati, OH | Old school is new again: …I have more physical magazine subscriptions now than I have in decades. Holding actual books makes me smile. Cooking has helped keep me sane. (Make this fantastic, super-simple bread recipe ASAP.) You might remember my adventures in coffee. And then there’s music. But I was still surprised […]

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In rotation: 2/1/21

UK | These are 100 UK independent record shop’s best selling vinyl albums in 2020: A selection of the country’s independent retailers, focusing on alternative and rock records. The top-selling albums from 100 independent record shops in the UK has been announced by Official Charts. Focusing largely on alternative and rock LPs, Idle’s Ultra Mono […]

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