M83’s Brilliant ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ on Stunning 180g Coloured Vinyl 

I've just received one of my all-time favourite albums, M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, on gorgeous 180 gram coloured, translucent vinyl. You can get a copy of Hurry Up We're Dreaming, M83's amazing double-album too, for a limited time, from Amazon US (not any more), try here! This is a…

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Denon DP-30L Turntable Service & Review

I just serviced this lovely Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable and want to spread the word about this great deck. The Denon DP-30L is an excellent turntable with a good feature-set, quality motor, solid chassis and excellent speed control circuitry. The DP-30L weighs in at just under 10kg, much more than…

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The Legendary Kenwood KD-600 Playing Vintage Vinyl

Here a few images of my Kenwood KD-600 direct-drive turntable, spinning records from my collection. The Kenwood KD-600 direct-drive turntable is an absolute classic, highly sought after and well worth keeping an eye out for. Much has been written about the fabulous KD-600, like this, this and this for example.…

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Repairing a Denon DP-1200 Turntable With Speed Issues

Hi vinyl lovers, I recently serviced and repaired another Denon DP-1200 direct-drive turntable with speed control issues. Speed Issues This particular Denon DP-1200 was cosmetically good, but would not hold the correct speed. The fine speed adjustment control was also very 'touchy' and the platter speed would vary wildly when…

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Luxman PD-555 / Ortofon RD-309 Turntable Set-Up & Service

I have just completed the set-up and service of a gorgeous Luxman PD-555 belt-drive turntable, one of the best high-end turntables money can buy - a true statement piece. The Luxman PD-555 was at the top of the Luxman range of belt drive decks in the late 70's and early…

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Common Turntable Question: Service my Old Turntable or Buy a New Deck?

Common turntable question #1: Mike - should I spend a little on my old deck or just get rid of it and buy a new one? I get asked this all the time. Is there a simple answer? Well yes, usually there is. There is nothing new in turntable design…

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