Category Archives: Rants

These articles are typically rants or me spouting off about things that have bothered me. They may also be of interest to my readers.

Servicing Your Turntable Will Improve Its Performance

Clients will often ask “Mike, does my deck really need a service?” My answer is always the same and based purely on my experience – there are very few situations where a service won’t make a really noticeable improvement in operational and sonic performance.

I usually reply with “Have you ever had it serviced?”, “Has the bearing oil ever been changed?” and “Has your cartridge ever been properly aligned?” You can probably imagine that in most cases the answers to these questions are no. 

Turntables are complex mechanical systems that DO need regular maintenance.… Read more