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Shopping for a turntable? You'll have undoubtedly seen the surplus of budget-priced models from the likes of Crosley, Ion, GPO and many others, sold by high street retailers and online retailers such as Amazon and eBay. Many claim that these sub-#100 turntables will cause irreparable damage to the vinyl they play. Wanting to offer some conclusive evidence either way, we purchased a GPO Stylo and conducted an experiment to see what it really takes to damage a vinyl record.

Will A Cheap Turntable Damage Your Records?



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I had every intention of starting a small MiniDisc collection, but ultimately it’s not going to happen. The MiniDisc technology was cutting edge on its introduction and something that few if any home computers could replicate. These days however the MiniDisc is easily outshines by the most basic digital players. While it’s a nice format, it’s not difficult to see why it has faded into obsolescence.

Adventures in MiniDisc & Sony MDS-JE770 Repair



What follows is a method of music creating using Apple's Logic Pro X recording software, but so much of what I say here will apply to pretty much any software package, as it's more about a philosophy, rather than "click this, then click that". I hope this workflow will prove useful for all budding musicians, and that it entertains you more than wading your way through one of the many enormous books on the subject.

Music Recording – A Logic Pro X Workflow




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Tannoy have created a giant killer here, the XT8 is a truly wonderful speaker.

Tannoy XT8F Review




Edifier Luna Eclipse Rear
While some may prefer the style and sound of a traditional ‘boxy’ speaker, there’s no doubting that these are an extremely capable option for those who prefer a little more style on their desktop. They’re well made, unusually styled and are sonically capable.

Edifier Luna Eclipse E25 Bluetooth Speakers Review



The turntables on today’s market fall into 1 of 2 categories. All-in-1 tables consist of a turntable, amplifier and speakers, contained within the same casework. Some systems include support for other formats too, including CD, digital playback via USB and even cassette. But are they as good as they seem?

Should you Buy an All-In-One Turntable?



A phono stage is a preamplifier used to boost the minute signal of a phono cartridge, while reversing the equalisation curves used when cutting the record. Here's our complete guide.

A Guide to Phono Stages