Tips for Turntables
Ah, the beauty in analog. But it's not all beauty - moving, mechanical parts mean that you have to take extra care to make sure things keep working properly. Take these tips in mind so you can enjoy your music and records by your fireside.
Always Isolate Your Turntable from Your Speakers
Any vibration will affect the sound of your record player - the needles that glide along the bumps in the grooves of your records are extremely sensitive. Never have the turntable on the same surface as your speakers.
Clean Your Records
Keeping your records clean is a vital part of any proper musical experience. Those tiny grooves in records are prime real estate for microscopic dust particles that can end up affecting sound and lodging in your needle. Not good. Get an anti-static brush and dust those babies off before a play.
Keep Your Record Level
The more level your record player is, the deeper into the grooves the needle can get, which results in more information transfer meaning a better, more full musical experience.
Store Records Vertically (on their edge)
It's important to store your records vertically, not flat - this will allow easier access to your library without messing up a stack, but more importantly will allow for a safer environment for your vinyl.