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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 remastered, limited edition, I doubt …

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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 today’s lightweight decks. This deck …

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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 and this for example. I got my KD-600 from her original …

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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 it was used. These are …

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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 80’s. This turntable was a …

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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 and much of the best …

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