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  1. 2-Channel Audio
    I just received my new SR8015 unit and am planning the installation. I am a big vinyl fan and have a high end rig. I am using a vintage Threshold NS10 phono stage for my turntable and don't know which input I should use. Should I use the dedicated phono input even though I am using a phono...
  2. AVS Forum® Articles
    Here's an infographic that shows the anatomy of a turntable . It's intended to help you choose a record player that sounds great and is easy to use. If you want the best sounding turntable, you need a sense of the mechanics that go into producing a warm tone and nuanced dynamics. Every...
  3. 2-Channel Audio
    Sure, everybody streams music these days. But physical audio formats have their charm. Today's question... what's your favorite physical audio format? While streaming is immensely popular and the fastest growing category for music consumption, physical media continues to attract a...
  4. 2-Channel Audio
    NAD's engineering philosophy is to put the money where matters when designing an audio product. That's how the C 588 offers so much for $799. Fans of Canadian electronics manufacturer NAD who are attending Rocky Mountain Audio Fest will want to stop by room 7002 (DALI) or room 8021 in...
  5. Latest Industry News
    It seems common knowledge that most forms of physical entertainment media are on the decline. For example, Best Buy recently announced it would no longer sell CDs in its stores. Meanwhile, streaming content is growing by leaps and bounds. But one physical format seems immune to this trend: vinyl...
  6. 2-Channel Audio
    Given the idiosyncrasies associated with the medium, the resurgence of vinyl records has had surprising staying power. While it’s easy to debate whether the format’s analog nature makes up for its inherent limitations, there’s no question that with a good record player connected to a capable...
  7. CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports
    In one of the more unusual twists of fate, Best Buy will stop selling compact discs at its stores beginning July 1, 2018. The company made the announcement last week and the result has been a lot of chatter about what this move means. But perhaps the most amusing part of the decision is that...
  8. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Mastering engineer Eric Boulanger talks about the process of mastering audio for music recordings. Topics include how he got into audio engineering after being a professional violinist, the process of mastering (especially for vinyl), the "loudness wars" (or as Eric prefers, the "loudness...
  9. 2-Channel Audio
    Kickstarter has become a bit of a hotbed for imaginative turntable designs with the recent Mag-Lev and Love campaigns. The Wheel by Miniot ($500 for backers, $850 retail) is a cleverly designed turntable from Holland that takes the novel approach of placing the tonearm, cartridge, and stylus...
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