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Record Player Turntable Wobbling? (Are They Supposed To?)

Visible wobble may be normal for garbage record player turntables but you’ll find that zero wobbles is the industry standard for quality machines. Too many people when their record wobbles don’t seem to understand where the problem comes from. Some of the most common reasons for it happening are the record player could be poorly …

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Are Victrola Record Players Good? (Will They Ruin Records?)

Victrola is a very popular brand in the music industry. It has built for itself a good reputation over the years with its manufacturing of high-quality products. Victrola has a wide variety of products including record players that it makes but specifically in this article today I will be talking about the new reproduction Victrolas …

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Do Record Players Need To Be Level?

Record players are comprised of several components i.e. turntable, tonearm, platter, needle, amplifiers, speakers, etc. These components are delicately placed in order to make the record player work properly and produce as good of sound as possible.  But with time, or with the misuse, the turntable of a record player can become unbalanced. This can …

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How To Fix A Record Player Arm That Will Not Stay Down

A phonograph, in its later forms also called a gramophone (as a trademark since 1887, as a generic name in the UK since 1910) or since the 1940s called a record player, is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. The sound vibration waveforms are recorded as corresponding physical deviations of a …

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How To Tell If Your Record Player Needle Is Broken

If you recently purchased a record player or have been collecting for years, knowing when your needle is broken is a difficult thing to determine. Afterall, it could be tons of different things that need fixed or replaced and how do you know whether it is the needle or something else?  In this article we …

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How To Fix A Record Players Arm That Is Not Going Down

Record players and vinyl records in general have been making a comeback in recent years. Of course you can get a modern record player but many people prefer the feel and sound of the original players. Of course with those older record players come problems. One of the most common problems that many people face …

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When Did Record Players Become Electric?

A phonograph, in its later forms also called a gramophone (as a trademark since 1887, as a generic name in the UK since 1910) or since the 1940s called a record player, is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. The sound vibration waveforms are recorded as corresponding physical deviations of a …

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How To Fix A Record Player Arm That Keeps Resetting

A smooth-tipped stylus (in popular usage often called a needle due to the former use of steel needles for the purpose) is used to play the recorded groove. A special chisel-like stylus is used to engrave the groove into the master record. The stylus is subject to hard wear as it is the only small …

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How To Fix A Record Player Arm That Keeps Sliding

A phonograph, in its later forms also called a gramophone (as a trademark since 1887, as a generic name in the UK since 1910) or since the 1940s called a record player, is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. The sound vibration waveforms are recorded as corresponding physical deviations of a …

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Why Do Record Players Have Different Speeds?

When we come across different record players, one major thing that you might notice about them is that they have a way to choose different speeds. Why do they have different speed options on the players? Shouldn’t all the players have the same speed?  Why do records play at different speeds? The main reason that …

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How Much Electricity Do Record Players Use?

A record player is considered one of the most creative inventions in the music industry of all time. Its basic working involves the rotation of the vinyl record on a turntable along with a needle that produces music. Even in this technological age, it is the music player of choice for many people because of …

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Do Crosley Record Players Ruin Records? (How Could They?)

When the Crosley record player first came onto the market, it quickly became one of the most popular players. People were attracted to its funky colorful look and it was also very cost-effective. Many people bought it because it was cheap but if it can damage your records then it is far more expensive with …

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