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Pick-up cartridges are crucial devices in vinyl-based hi-fi systems. They are the device that tracks the record groove, picking up all the musical information. Without a good hi-fi cartridge, you can't get the full musical experience. However, even a good cartridge can sound terrible when not installed correctly. So here we'll run you through the full set-up process for a hi-fi cartridge. With many turntables, some of these adjustments may not be necessary or possible; but the more you can do to make things perfect, the more you will hear the difference. Please Note: Pick-up cartridges are extremely delicate micro-mechanical devices. Absolute...

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What is the difference between Room Correction & Room Treatment? On many occasions, both room corrections and room treatment are used to describe the same thing, when in reality they are both very different things altogether. Without getting into too much detail the differences are simple: Room treatment is the treatment of a room, such as adding bass traps, diffusers, absorption devices, in order to help reduce or increase specific frequencies.  Room Correction is a technology that reads your current room, and adjusts your system to suit, thus eliminating the issues that the room has, such as reflections, boomy bass...

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Turntable Earthing Issues Though vinyl is one of our most cherished and enjoyed music formats, the equipment used to playback records is - by its very nature - prone to issues and problems that can disrupt your experience. One of the most common issues reported to us is "mains hum", and though this can be a problem it is almost always not down to a faulty turntable; instead it's because there is not a 'true' earth point in your hi-fi system.   Pro-Ject have created a great guide to resolving this problem:   FOR MORE ADVICE ON EARTH HUM, READ...

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For many people, turntable setup is a scary thought, particularly if you are only getting into vinyl. Admittedly it does seem pretty intimidating when you don't know what you are doing. So we have put together this basic guide on how to set up your turntable when it arrives. This guide is generic, however, it should work for most turntables, however turntable setup is not universal. If you are unsure or confused about anything always ask before attempting it yourself, as turntables are very fragile and easily damaged! We are always on hand to help if it is required.  Let's get started......

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Turntables and Vinyl sales have soared in recent years, and it's easy to see why. Nothing can beat that truly authentic vinyl sound. For us, it is great to see that vinyl is living on through generations, and to see younger people getting a chance to truly experience high-quality recordings. We get asked by many people what the best upgrades are for their turntables and what is the "best" or most cost-effective upgrades to make. So we decided to put together this post outlining some of our favourite and most popular upgrades.    Drive Belts     Drive Belts are something...

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