Gear Up for the Vinyl Revival with a High-End Turntable
Enjoy the Warmth and Soul of Analog with the Best Device
For many of you, the “first” golden era of vinyl is left to the history books. It was from the mid-1960s to the end of the 70s, before the advent of cassettes and CDs, that vinyl reigned. Of course, as with most things once cherished, vinyl has resurfaced, going through the age of what many refer to as the “vinyl revival.”
And with that resurgence came high-end turntables. Thanks to advanced technology, turntables today are far superior to those that played The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. Although, hopefully, your new turntable will still get to enjoy some of the classics.
Today, interest in vinyl is growing among all demographics. Why? Because you can’t keep a good thing down. No audio data is lost when a record is pressed, and while the debate will continue raging over which sounds better—the warmth and soul of analog or high-res digital music—many simply enjoy the experience of walking into an out-of-the-way record store in Brookhaven, GA, and spending an hour or two browsing through covers that are works of art.
Are you gearing up for the vinyl resurgence or upgrading to a high-end turntable? Let’s explore what makes a turntable great.
At HiFi Buys, we’re passionate about music and sharing the best audio on the market. In fact, though we have the latest and greatest technology, we’re more akin to those out-of-the-way record stores—the ones you spend an hour or two perusing, talking with the owner, and walking out with a bit more passion for music than when you entered.
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What to Look for In a High-End Turntable
Generally speaking, the higher the quality of materials, the better the sound. The best turntables offer precision detail, a sense of realism, and authenticity. Turntables act like a microphone, picking up the micro information stored in the groove of the vinyl. These precision instruments must meticulously track the information.
A few things to look for to ensure no distortion, resonances, or vibrations include a heavy chassis and platter, isolated or separate motor units, and tonearms made with sophisticated materials.
One of the Awesome Brands
At HiFi Buys, we partner with numerous turntable manufacturers that we consider the best on the market. One of those brands is Clearaudio.
As with all high-performance music, the goal is to reproduce the music as the artist intended. Clearaudio stays true to that goal, meticulously making their turntables by hand with precision-crafted mechanics and the finest materials, including aluminum, high-density bullet-proof multi-layered wood, and stainless steel V2A.
Their signature turntable is the Statement with the Statement TT1 tangential tonearm that reproduces music at the highest level. The tiniest details are faithfully reproduced, with nothing added, distorted, or lost.
Of course, as we’ve said before, there is no such thing as the “best,” only the best for you. Come in and bring your vinyl to test your favorite songs on our wide selection of turntables. While you’re always welcome to listen to ours, there’s something magical about listening to a song you’ve heard a hundred times before and hearing it for the first time. Contact our team at HiFi Buys to learn more.