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  • Anti-Skate Device - JMW-10 Anti-Skate Device - JMW-10 Quick View

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    Anti-Skate Device - JMW-10



    For use with JMW-10


    You will see three rubber rings on the straight shaft; these are used to set the anti-skating force.


    The two rubber rings on the shaft with the grooves are used to set the height of the monofilament. Set the rubber ring on the lowest groove if it is not there already and slip the loop of monofilament over the grooved shaft. Push the second ring down to lock the loop in place on between the first and second groove. Try to keep the monofilament as level as possible but don't go crazy, it is not audible and causes no problem if it is slightly off level.


    You can adjust the settings of the mechanism using the 1/16" Allen wrench provided. Adjust it so the arm can travel to the inner grooves of the record without the mechanism pulling it or causing it to skip grooves.


    Minimal anti-skate force is needed do just enough to keep the image stabilized and the cantilever centered in the groove.



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  • Anti-Skate Device - JMW-12 Anti-Skate Device - JMW-12 Quick View

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    Anti-Skate Device - JMW-12



    For use with JMW-12


    You will see three rubber rings on the straight shaft; these are used to set the anti-skating force.


    The two rubber rings on the shaft with the grooves are used to set the height of the monofilament. Set the rubber ring on the lowest groove if it is not there already and slip the loop of monofilament over the grooved shaft. Push the second ring down to lock the loop in place on between the first and second groove. Try to keep the monofilament as level as possible but don't go crazy, it is not audible and causes no problem if it is slightly off level.


    You can adjust the settings of the mechanism using the 1/16" Allen wrench provided. Adjust it so the arm can travel to the inner grooves of the record without the mechanism pulling it or causing it to skip grooves.


    Minimal anti-skate force is needed do just enough to keep the image stabilized and the cantilever centered in the groove.




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  • Anti-Skate Device - JMW-9 Anti-Skate Device - JMW-9 Quick View

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    Anti-Skate Device - JMW-9



    For use with JMW-9


    You will see three rubber rings on the straight shaft; these are used to set the anti-skating force.


    The two rubber rings on the shaft with the grooves are used to set the height of the monofilament. Set the rubber ring on the lowest groove if it is not there already and slip the loop of monofilament over the grooved shaft. Push the second ring down to lock the loop in place on between the first and second groove. Try to keep the monofilament as level as possible but don't go crazy, it is not audible and causes no problem if it is slightly off level.


    You can adjust the settings of the mechanism using the 1/16" Allen wrench provided. Adjust it so the arm can travel to the inner grooves of the record without the mechanism pulling it or causing it to skip grooves.


    Minimal anti-skate force is needed do just enough to keep the image stabilized and the cantilever centered in the groove.



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    $100.00
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  • Trackability Test Record Trackability Test Record Quick View

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    Trackability Test Record

    Useful for the following tests: left-right assignment, anti-skating adjustment, concentric groove for eccentricity check, azimuth adjustment and wow and flutter test.


    The Clearaudio Trackability Test Record provides information on the sampling characteristics of your tonearm / cartridge combination. The higher the value achieved, the better the particular tonearm / cartridge combination is able to scan hard groove modulation distortion.

    1. Left 1kHz 0dB
    2. Right 1kHz 0dB
    3. Mono lateral 1kHz 0dB
    4. 50µ tracking ability test: 333 Hz mono lateral
    5. 60µ
    6. 70µ
    7. 80µ
    8. 90µ
    9. 100µ
    10. 50µ tracking ability test: 333 Hz mono lateral
    11. 60µ
    12. 70µ
    13. 80µ
    14. 90µ
    15. 100µ
    16. No signal, endless duration
    17. 3150 Hz mono lateral
    Clearaudio Accessories
    $80.00
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Armtube For JMW-12.7 Armtube For JMW-12.7 Quick View

    $1,700.00
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    Armtube For JMW-12.7










    Have more than one cartridge and a JMW 12.7 tonearm? Get an extra armtube and enjoy the benefits of multiple cartridges today! Easy to switch, just remove the old armwand and replace with the new one. That simple! You can switch cartridges in less than 30 seconds! 



    VPI JMW 12.7 Armwand Features: 

    • Nordost Valhalla Internal Wiring 



    VPI JMW 12.7 Armwand Includes: 

    • ArmTube

    • Counterweight 

    • Anti-Skate Ring





     



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    $1,700.00
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  • JMW-10 Tonearm JMW-10 Tonearm Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    JMW-10 Tonearm


    Pivot to spindle distance: 258mm

    Effective length: 273.42mm

    Effective mass: 11g

    Overhang: 15.42mm

    Offset angle: 19.98 degrees

    Average RMS distortion: .311%

    Armtube critically damped internally with 1.7 pound foam.

    Premium Discovery wire used internally, optional Nordost Reference wire.

    Unipivot design with zero friction and zero bearing chatter.

    Dropped counterweight for tracking force and azimuth adjustment and low center of gravity.

    Adjustable anti-skate settings if needed.



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    $1,000.00
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  • Crosley K100 Stereo Turntable System (On Sale) Crosley K100 Stereo Turntable System (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley K100 Stereo Turntable System (On Sale)


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Keep the music coming with the K100 two-speed, belt driven turntable stereo system. The balanced s-shaped tonearm offers hydraulic lift control, a lockable rest, and anti-skate technology, ensuring smooth playing. The sleek silver coating, as well as the 30 watt power amp speakers with Bluetooth connectivity, keep the K100 stylish and modern.



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  • Pro-Ject VT-E Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject VT-E Turntable Quick View

    $349.00
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    Pro-Ject VT-E Turntable



    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Plug & play audiophile turntable with space-saving vertical design and wall-mount option


    Our VT-E turntable proves that turntable setup doesn't have to be rocket science. This great sounding belt-driven deck even comes in two separate versions for both left- and right-handed users*. The VT-E can be positioned either free-standing on a table or wall-mounted using the included low-profile metal bracket. Installation is a breeze since everything is pre-adjusted out of the box - tracking and anti-skating force are carefully set so no further set-up needed! The VT-E turntable is available in matte black, red, or white.


    *for the left-handed option, please contact our audio advisor.


    Pro-Ject
    $349.00
    VT-E Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB Turntable 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    Pro-Ject Primary Phono USB Turntable



    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Pro-Ject's belt-driven Primary turntable is your answer to achieving affordable high fidelity vinyl playback and digitization with minimal setup.


    If you thought that a turntable set-up is complicated like rocket-science, Primary proves the contrary. This good sounding belt-drive deck offers the fastest possible installation process because it comes pre-adjusted out of the box. No further set-up is needed. Tracking force and anti-skating are carefully set. An acrylic dust cover is included. The turntable is available in matt black or matt white colour. Because Primary Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.


    Pro-Ject
    $299.00
    Primary Phono USB Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Crosley C20A-ZE Two Speed Manual Turntable (On Sale) Crosley C20A-ZE Two Speed Manual Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley C20A-ZE Two Speed Manual Turntable (On Sale)


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    From the Crosley C-series, the C20 turntable has been designed and engineered with style and sound in mind. Crafted from audio-quality MDF and wrapped in genuine zebrano wood veneer, the minimalist plinth supports a solid semi-opaque acrylic platter and stands on three feet to keep vibrations at bay. The powerful belt-driven motor turns two speeds, 33rpm and 45rpm, to play both LPs and singles.


    The C20 is installed with a built-in phono-stage with USB output, useful for capturing favorite albums for the future. The S-shaped aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings is equipped with an Ortofon OM10 Cartridge pre-mounted and adjusted. Tuning to taste has never been easier with adjustable tonearm counterweights and anti-skate adjustment. High-end features and timeless style meet in one classic turntable.


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    $559.99 $499.99 Save $60.00 (11%)
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  • Orbit Plus Turntable 5 COLORS AVAILABLE Orbit Plus Turntable Quick View

    $309.00
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    Orbit Plus Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Meet the Orbit Plus


    Get more out of your records with the Orbit Plus. Our acrylic platter doesn't just sit there looking pretty - it provides improved speed stability and dissipates unwanted resonances. The result: more lifelike tonality and punchier bass. The Plus also features the Ortofon OM5E cartridge, which is perfect for listeners who enjoy a wide variety of genres.


    Discover more detail with an upgraded platter and cartridge:


    • Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback.
    • Ortofon OM5E cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus.
    • Precision gimbal tonearm for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.
    • External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed consistency (33/45 RPM).


    Also available with Built-in Preamp


    Recommended add-on component: Cue Lever


    U-Turn Audio
    $309.00
    Orbit Plus Turntable - 5 Colors Available
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  • Orbit Plus Turntable with Built-in Preamp 5 COLORS AVAILABLE Orbit Plus Turntable with Built-in Preamp Quick View

    $379.00
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    Orbit Plus Turntable with Built-in Preamp


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    Features a Built-in Preamp


    Meet the Orbit Plus


    Get more out of your records with the Orbit Plus. Our acrylic platter doesn't just sit there looking pretty - it provides improved speed stability and dissipates unwanted resonances. The result: more lifelike tonality and punchier bass. The Plus also features the Ortofon OM5E cartridge, which is perfect for listeners who enjoy a wide variety of genres.


    Discover more detail with an upgraded platter and cartridge:


    • Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback.
    • Ortofon OM5E cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus.
    • Precision gimbal tonearm for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.
    • External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed consistency (33/45 RPM).


    Recommended add-on component: Cue Lever


    U-Turn Audio
    $379.00
    Turntable with Built-in Preamp - 5 Colors Available
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  • Orbit Special Turntable 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Orbit Special Turntable Quick View

    $479.00
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    Orbit Special Turntable


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    Meet the Orbit Special


    Meet the newest addition to the Orbit family. The Orbit Special pairs high performance features with elegant hardwood bases. Our solid hardwood plinths are constructed out of sustainably sourced US flatcut maple and rift walnut. No veneers here!


    Expressive and uncompromised playback. Beautiful hardwood bases.


    • Solid hardwood plinth in your choice of flatcut maple or rift walnut.
    • Features the award-winning Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, which delivers open and dynamic sound without coloring your music.
    • Includes cue lever for easy tonearm operation.
    • Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback. External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed consistency (33/45 RPM).
    • Precision gimbal tonearm for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.


    Also available with Built-in Preamp


    U-Turn Audio
    $479.00
    Orbit Special Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Orbit Special Turntable with Built-in Preamp 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Orbit Special Turntable with Built-in Preamp Quick View

    $549.00
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    Orbit Special Turntable with Built-in Preamp


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    With Built-in Preamp


    Meet the Orbit Special


    Meet the newest addition to the Orbit family. The Orbit Special pairs high performance features with elegant hardwood bases. Our solid hardwood plinths are constructed out of sustainably sourced US flatcut maple and rift walnut. No veneers here!


    Expressive and uncompromised playback. Beautiful hardwood bases.


    • Solid hardwood plinth in your choice of flatcut maple or rift walnut.
    • Features the award-winning Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, which delivers open and dynamic sound without coloring your music.
    • Includes cue lever for easy tonearm operation.
    • Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback. External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed consistency (33/45 RPM).
    • Precision gimbal tonearm for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.


    U-Turn Audio
    $549.00
    Turntable with Built-in Preamp - 2 Colors Available
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  • Cartridge Break-In Test Record Cartridge Break-In Test Record Quick View

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    Cartridge Break-In Test Record

    Multiple endless grooves of pink noise for cartridge break-in and other tracks for cartridge set-up


    Phono cartridges usually need a running-in period to reach their full potential. This can take anything from 40 to 100 hours, depending upon the manufacturer, design and construction of the phono cartridge.


    This Clearaudio Cartridge Break-In Record is a unique too. Playing an endless groove cut with pink noise significantly reduces the length of the break-in period.


    Six continuous pink noise tracks are provided at various positions on the record (track numbers are 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11).


    To enable frequency response measurement of the phono cartridge, track 3 comprises a sine-wave frequency sweep from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.


    There are two separate 240-second tracks containing a pink noise signal for measuring and testing the set-up of the whole system.


    Tracks 4 and 13 are recorded with no signal to test the noise floor of the entire hi-fi system.


    Finally, tracks 8 and 12 contain a special signal to optimise and adjust the anti-skating force. Both channels are recorded with a 316 Hz sine-wave with continually changing phase difference from 0 to 360 deg, so that the stylus movement repeatedly changes from lateral to vertical and back again. The signal level changes accordingly from -22 dB to +8 dB, corresponding to a maximum velocity of 9.81 cm/s or a maximum displacement of 50 lm, horizontally or vertically.

    1. No Signal - Concentric groove for eccentricity check
    2. 1 kHz - starting signal
    3. Sweep - frequency response check: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    4. No Signal - total system noise check
    5. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    6. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    7. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    8. 316 Hz (0 to 360) - Anti-skating check
    9. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    10. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    11. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    12. 316 Hz (0 to 360) - Anti-skating check
    13. No Signal - total system noise check
    14. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    15. No Signal - Concentric groove for eccentricity check
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    $80.00
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable CARTRIDGE/TONEARM OPTIONS Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable Quick View

    $2,500.00
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    Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Concept Wood turntable furthers the sonic excellence of the award-winning Concept turntable. The Concept Wood uses a baltic birch, constrained layer plinth that is both visually attractive and sonically rich and smooth. The aluminum machined sub-platter and rear-mounted fine speed adjustments are an upgrade from the original Concept design. The Concept Wood is equipped with the Satisfy Black tonearm, which features a 3-point mechanical bearing, magnetic anti-skate, and hard-wired tonearm cable. You can upgrade to the Satisfy Carbon Fiber tonearm for enhanced musicality and imaging. A high-quality Clearaudio moving magnet (Concept MM) or moving coil (Concept MC) cartridge can be pre-mounted to complete this setup. The Concept is belt-driven by a low-noise, decoupled DC motor built into the baltic birch plinth. The platter is made of 30mm-thick polymer (POM), an engineering thermoplastic with a weighted rim for increased fly-wheel effect, providing greater speed stability. The Concept Wood plays at three speeds - 33rpm, 45rpm, and 78rpm - selectable by an Electronic Speed Control knob.


    Clearaudio Turntables
    $2,500.00
    Concept Wood Turntable - Cartridge/Tonearm Options
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  • Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable Quick View

    $999.00
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    Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon Turntable



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    RPM 3 Carbon (with Sumiko Blue Point No. 2) - Belt-driven turntable with 10 carbon fiber S-shaped tonearm and outboard motor


    RPM 3 Carbon utilizes evolutionary enhancements to improve the performance of RPM series: A low resonance chassis holds an inverted platter bearing with ceramic ball for further reduced rumble. An outboard 15V AC motor is smoothly driven using an ultra precision AC generator with DC power supply for further enhanced speed stability. A 10" S-shaped tonearm tube is made from carbon fiber, aluminium and resin. Using a complex 3-step process with heat treatment and 100bar pressure, arm tube rigidity is strengthened, internal damping is maximized and resonances are reduced to a minimum. This makes the tonearm also suitable for MC cartridges. Additional features are a magnetic anti-skating mechanism and a TPE-damped counterweight. All ingredients add up to a miracle in sound for the price and ultra-stylish look!




    Pro-Ject
    $999.00
    RPM 3 Carbon Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Pro-Ject VT-E BT Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject VT-E BT Turntable Quick View

    $499.00
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    Pro-Ject VT-E BT Turntable



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    Audiophile, wireless "Plug & Play" turntable with easiest possible vertical set-up including wall-mount option!


    A turntable set-up does not need to be complicated like rocket-science, our VT-E BT turntable proves that. This good sounding belt-driven deck offers 2 versions for left- and right-handed users*. The fastest possible installation process is made possible, because it comes pre-adjusted out of the box. No further set-up is needed. Tracking force and anti-skating are carefully set. The VT-E BT turntable can be positioned on a table or mounted on a wall. For further ease of use, it comes with a phono pre-amplifier and Bluetooth transmitter. So even a wireless solution is possible! You can use both Bluetooth and RCA output at the same time. VT-E BT, the world's first wireless turntable, is available in black, red or white high gloss colour.


    *for the left-handed option, please contact our audio advisor.




    Pro-Ject
    $499.00
    VT-E BT Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Pro-Ject Elemental Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Elemental Turntable Quick View

    $229.00
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    Pro-Ject Elemental Turntable



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    Entry-level audiophile belt-driven turntable with pre-adjusted 8.6 aluminum tonearm and mass-loaded plinth


    Pro-Ject has decided to go after the cheap plastic turntable market with an high quality alternative that comes complete with an Ortofon cartridge. The new Elemental table is a real plug'n'play all the way. No adjustment of counterweight and anti-skating is needed, because both are pre-adjusted. This new straight ultra low mass tonearm is optimized for Ortofon OM cartridge series. All the buyer needs to do is remove it from the box, remove bearing guard, locate the belt around the platter, remove stylus guard and plug it in.
    The only plastic here is the stylus guard!


    The hidden secret to the new table's sonic success, is a central gravity mass point, made from artificial stone and placed directly underneath the platter bearing. It is capable to fully absorb unwanted rumble and motor vibration. This turntable appears to be pure simplicity itself, while maintaining high quality audio standards.


    Pro-Ject
    $229.00
    Elemental Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale) 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $399.99$349.99Save $50.00 (13%)

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    Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale)


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Warm wood combines with awesome audio machinery in the Crosley C10. Equipped with a low-vibration synchronous motor and shock absorbent feet to give any genre of music a smooth ride. The Project aluminum tonearm is balanced with adjustable counterweights, anti-skate adjustment and armed with a pre-mounted Ortolan OM5e cartridge for sound as beautiful as the C10 looks.


    Crosley is stepping up its game with an amazing cooperation from legendary tonearm manufacturers Pro-Ject. The C10 is a mashup of Crosley's vintage-infused style and high-end features.


    Find Balance


    While the C10 already comes armed with an awesome pre-adjusted Ortofon OM5e cartridge, the tonearm rests on sapphire bearings and also sports counterweights to adjust for your choice of phono cartridge. Best of both worlds.


    Be A Matchmaker


    Pair the C10 with the phono preamp of your choice to completely customize your listening experience.


    Knock On Wood


    The plinth is constructed with audio-grade MDF encased in genuine birch veneer, polished to a satiny finish. So fresh!


    Above The Belt


    The turntable is belt-driven, so it can play at 33RPM and 45RPM with the flip of a switch. The platter itself turns on a stainless steel bearing running in a bronze bushing with a Teflon bottom. The small feet on the bottom of the plinth are shock-resistant to keep vibration as minimal as possible.




    Crosley
    $399.99 $349.99 Save $50.00 (13%)
    C10A Hardwood Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Clearaudio Universal Tonearm 2 LENGTHS AVAILABLE Clearaudio Universal Tonearm Quick View

    $5,500.00
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    Clearaudio Universal Tonearm


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The carefully hand-assembled Universal is Clearaudio's finest pivoted tonearm. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision-machined to ultra-high tolerances. The Universal features a three-piece carbon fiber arm tube, reducing resonances to a vanishing degree and delivering excellent performance with a wide range of phono cartridges. Its aluminum one-piece headshell allows for accurate azimuth adjustment, reduces mass, and increases rigidity. Additionally, fine adjustments for anti-skate and vertical tracking force (VTF) offers accurate alignment of any phono cartridge type.


    The Universal comes with easily interchangeable counterweights, allowing it to work with nearly any cartridge manufactured today. Its internal wiring is Clearaudio's best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement TT-1 tonearm. This assures superior signal integrity, and is ideal for all high-quality cartridges, including low-output moving coils. The Universal uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables. It is available in 9-inch and 12-inch versions.


    Clearaudio Accessories
    $5,500.00
    Tonearm - 9 or 12
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  • Audio Technica AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable Audio Technica AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable Quick View

    $449.00
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    Audio Technica AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The AT-LP5 direct-drive turntable brings advanced technology and sleek, contemporary styling together for performance that looks as good as it sounds. Born of Audio-Technica's rich analog heritage, the AT-LP5 incorporates a J-shaped tone arm that takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and '70s. The tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings to mitigate tracking errors, and includes an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate control. It comes outfitted with a lightweight (10 g) AT-HS10 headshell and high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge, created specifically for this turntable.


    Constructed of anti-vibration damping materials with heavy-mass metal chassis inserts, the AT-LP5 turntable is a class leader in limiting low-frequency acoustical feedback. Its precision-machined, die-cast aluminum platter is powered by a direct-drive, high-torque motor, ensuring stable, on-axis rotation at 33-1/3 or 45 RPM. The platter is topped by a 5 mm thick rubber damping mat that improves low-frequency reproduction.


    The AT-LP5 features a built-in switchable phono/line preamp that enables it to be connected directly to a computer, home stereo, powered speakers and other components that have no dedicated turntable input. The turntable is also equipped with a USB output for direct connection to a computer, and comes with PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity® software that lets you convert your records to MP3, WAV or other digital audio file formats.


    Audio Technica
    $449.00
    Direct-Drive Turntable Buy Now
  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

    $39.99
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    The Ultimate Analogue Test LP

    Editors Editors Editors Editors


    Analogue Productions set out to produce the ultimate test record.


    We've consulted many experts in the field, including mastering engineers, audio experts, turntable experts and audiophile listeners, to create a test record that's never been made before. When Barry Wolifson from Sterling Sound in New York City called us with the same idea we had been thinking about - that being to create the ultimate test record - he and our audio expert Clark Williams began to brainstorm and research ideas until they were both completely satisfied with what should go on the record.


    Most of the test records in the past have been made to test a variety of equipment. This test record excludes silly cannon shots, typewriters, voices on one channel and other useless fluff. This one specifically addresses your turntable and cartridge. It's designed to provide the basic test signals necessary to calibrate a turntable or cutting lathe as simply as possible. Most of the signals have specific implications, but it is certainly possible to use them in any number of novel ways.


    This record was mastered and cut on a Neumann VMS 80 lathe at Sterling Sound and pressed at Record Technology, Inc. on high-quality, 180-gram virgin vinyl.


    Side 1

    General Reference Level

    This 1 kHz reference tone will allow you to establish a "base level" for all measurements.
    Track 1 1Khz reference tone 7cm/s Mono, in phase (Lateral)

    Basic reference for all measurements, adjust meter for maximum convenience (in the studio 0VU).
    Adjust preamp channel balance for equal output.
    Also used to check the offset angle of the photo cartridge; L&R signals should be exactly in phase as displayed on an oscilloscope.


    Azimuth Adjustment

    Track 2 1kHz reference level Left channel only

    Measure Right channel output.

    Track 3 1kHz reference level Right channel only

    Measure Left channel output.

    The object is to sit the stylus exactly perpendicular in the groove.

    Twist cartridge about its radial axis until the measurements from Track 2 and Track 3 are equal or very close to equal for both channels.


    High Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 4, 5 and 6 are used to calibrate the RIAA high frequency equalizer of a phono preamp. This will be used to calibrate a mastering lathe's phono preamplifier or any phono preamplifier that has these adjustments.

    Track 4 1 kHz tone at -20 below reference level, Lateral

    Reference for High Frequency test.

    Track 5 10 kHz reference tone at -20dbu, Lateral
    Adjust the high frequency until the output level equals that of Track 4.

    Track 6 1 kHz to 20 kHz sweep at -20dbu, Mono (Lateral)

    The AC millivoltmeter reading should stay constant across all frequencies. There are a number of factors which can affect frequency response, including cable capacitance, cartridge loading, tracking force and worn parts. Because of this, it can be difficult to achieve perfectly flat frequency response. Sometimes by making small compromises in the 10 kHz adjustment, a better overall frequency response can be achieved.


    Low Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 7 & 8 are used to calibrate the RIAA low frequency equalizer of a phono preamp.

    Track 7 1 kHz to 20 Hz sweep at 0 VU (Lateral)

    Play Track 7 and measure the output with your AC millivolt meter.

    Ideally, the output will be flat across all frequencies. When viewed on an oscilloscope, the amplitude would remain constant during the frequency downsweep.

    Track 8 100 Hz reference tone at 0 vu (Lateral)
    Adjust LF Eq to reference (which is your reading from Track 1).


    Track 9 VTA adjust

    This is an IEC intermodulation distortion (IMD) test signal; 60Hz & 4kHz 4:1 ratio.

    Using an IMD tester, adjust VTA by raising or lowering the tonearm for minimum distortion.


    Track 10 Standard Wow & Flutter test signal; 3150Hz
    The Wow & Flutter meter will give dynamic speed variations as a percentage deviation from nominal.

    Also, the frequency counter should read exactly 3150 Hz for nominal speed. You can use the Hz function on your multi-meter (if so equipped) to verify speed here as well. You can also use to find the measurements at 45RPM. The correct reading at 45RPM would be 4253 Hz (45/33.33) x 3150.


    Side 2

    Track 1 Anti-skating test; 315Hz amplitude sweep to +12dbu (Lateral)

    Signal should remain clean in both channels up to the highest level, both audibly and as viewed on an oscilloscope. In case of distortion, increase anti-skating force or decrease anti-skate until breakup occurs equally in both channels. The left channel information is inscribed on the inner groove wall, the right channel information, on the outer groove wall. Because of the offset angle of a pivoted tonearm, a constantly varying vector force biases the arm towards the center of the record causing the stylus to lose contact with the outer (i.e. right channel) groove wall. Both linear and modulated groove velocity, tracking force, stylus profile, and vinyl composition are contributing factors. The anti skating force attempts to ameliorate this by applying an opposing similar force.

    It is also accepted that the overall force vector increases as the tonearm approaches closer to the spindle or end of the record.


    Track 2 Pink noise lateral

    Track 3 Pink noise vertical

    Used for cartridge "demagnetizing"

    You can also use this track to loosen up the cantilever's suspension to help break in a new cartridge. Play these tracks five to ten times after every 300 hours of normal LP playback.


    Track 4 1kHz @ reference level, vertical
    This out-of-phase signal should cancel to nothing when summed to mono.

    Any signals still present are distortion artifacts, lack of channel balance, or timing (phase) anomalies. This test can be a second confirmation of anti-skate adjustment.


    Track 5 1kHz to 10Hz sweep @ -20 below

    reference level, vertical
    Resonance anomalies in the tonearm / cartridge interface will show up as amplitude peaks and dips as the frequency sweeps down.

    Once again, by listening in 'Mono' it is easier to hear the distortion artifacts.


    Track 6 Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation

    During playback of this track, nothing should be transmitted from the turntable to the speakers. Replay the track and gently tap on the rack or base that the turntable is resting on. There should be little or no thump transferred to the speakers. This track will help you experiment with turntable isolation methods and products to be able to get the most out of your playback system. You may want to use a closed or sealed headphone for best listening results, or a stethoscope on the plinth.


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