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10 Things to Know Before You Buy a Record Player

10 Things to Know Before You Buy a Record Player

Understanding Vinyl The record player has earned its crucial place in the history of music due to both its stunningly simple and cleverly ingenious design. The grooves on a vinyl record are imprinted with even smaller, almost microscopic grooves that cause the turntable’s needle to vibrate and produce sound waves. How to Use a Record Player While the actual mechanics of converting microscopic grooves into sound through vibrations seems incredibly complicated, record players make listening to music crazy easy. These simple steps will help you dive into your burgeoning record collection without doing damage to the vinyl: To avoid leaving...

Jun 14, 2019

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The Top Record Stores Every Fan Should Visit

The Top Record Stores Every Fan Should Visit

  Forget about Atlantis and Ali Baba; record stores are where it's at. The treasures you seek await in their dusty, cramped rows. This is not news for music lovers, but it is for a crowd you’d never expect to care—Wall Street. Vinyl sales have become a subject of fascination in the last few years, with record stores becoming the site of one of the most unexpected financial upticks the world has ever known. Slated for extinction, vinyl has come back in a real way, with Forbes predicting that sales will reach nearly a billion dollars for the first time...

Jun 12, 2019

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How to Replace the Needle on Record Player

How to Replace the Needle on Record Player

How to Replace Needle on Record Player The music industry is no stranger to the changes in the tides. Coupled with a concern for aesthetics, not only audiophiles, but seekers of quality across the board, are rediscovering the record player—a treasure that for decades was hidden in plain sight. Now, the record player is back and here to stay—but, insert record scratch sound effect, only if you know how to take care of it. Trial by Fire: Record Player Maintenance 101 Indeed, a record player requires more maintenance than any modern audio replay device. That’s part of its appeal, for the...

Jun 12, 2019

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What Record Player is Best for You?

What Record Player is Best for You?

If you are digging into this topic, you probably know that there is a little more to record players than meets the eye. Playing music on a record player is an experience unto itself and is dissimilar from playing a CD or a song from your computer’s music library. Record players take a certain amount of skill, maintenance, and effort to use.  That being said, you should not be discouraged by possible upkeep. Lucky for you, record players have never been so powerful, easy to use and affordable. This is especially true of established record player companies like Victrola. With...

Jun 12, 2019

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Getting Started: How to Work a Record Player

Getting Started: How to Work a Record Player

While vinyl albums boast some of the most beautiful artwork, the real jewel resides within the album sleeve. But the prize inside will stay out of reach if you do not know how to work a record player. The fact is, playing records requires a little more work than pressing a button on a boombox, or clicking an icon on your iTunes.  How do Record Players Work? First thing first, let’s get the vinyl vocabulary down, so you understand what parts we are referring to. A record player is a device that replays and records sound. With this dual action...

Jun 12, 2019

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