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Tips to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Turntable August 23, 2013

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Tips to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Turntable, Manhattan, New York

Collecting new and used vinyl records may seem like an eccentric and esoteric hobby, but more and more people have found an interest in this unique music media. Although the reasons for collecting vinyl records range from enjoying the cover art to supporting the artist, many boast that the sound quality on a vinyl is unbeatable, even compared to modern methods.

Academy Records in Flatiron offers a wide selection of albums from a myriad of genres and artists. Additionally you will find classic and modern turntables, as well as standard stereo equipment.

Here are a few tips to ensure that your music listening experience is tuned to perfection:

  • Place Your Turntable Right: Unstable surfaces will greatly reduce sound quality. Uneven furniture or constant bumps may not only skip the record but will also damage your stylus and turntable. Place turntables on a firm surface and avoid lateral movements. This will increase the bass levels and produce a much more defined sound.
  • Clean Your Belt: If you're refurbishing a classic turntable, cleaning or replacing the belt within the table will make a difference in sound. Cleaning off accumulated debris and dust will result in a smoother revolution.
  • Invest in a Proper Stylus Needle: Using a worn or aged stylus may damage record grooves and create a dull sound. Be sure to clean your records with a gentle brush or wipe them down with water. This will drastically change the sound of the album.

Check out Academy Records for both classic and contemporary albums. Browse through collections of classic rock, jazz, classical music, and modern rock. Sell your used records and browse their vast inventory and expand your vinyl collection today. 

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