Congratulations to all new employees! This is your chance to use the funds available in your starting salary to get better audio equipment! Especially for those who are interested in the current vinyl record trend, we recommend upgrading your audio equipment for higher sound quality and a more enjoyable vinyl record life. So, here are some recommended audio equipment upgrades for vinyl records that you can get with your starting salary.
Replacing the head shell and lead wires of your record player is another effective way to improve sound quality. We recommend that you consider the following upgrades if you are getting them with your starting salary.
Replacing the headshell
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The headshell is the component that holds the cartridge in place and has a significant bearing on sound quality. Replacing a headshell with a high-performance headshell will result in more accurate tracking, lower vibration, etc., and improve sound resolution and dynamic range. For example, Yamamoto Acoustic Craft (HS series) and Fidelix (MITCHAKU series) are recommended.
Replacement of headshell lead wires
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The quality and length of the lead wire can affect signal transmission as the conductor used to connect the headshell to the cartridge. Changing lead wires may change the sound quality and tone balance.
In general, replacing leads with higher quality leads can provide lower resistance or capacitance. High-quality leads typically have lower resistance, minimizing signal transmission losses. High-quality leads are also made of materials with low capacitance, a characteristic that prevents high-frequency information from being degraded.
Although it is a small component, the cosmetics are very cost-effective because the sound of a record can change dramatically here.
However, replacing the lead wires in the headshell must be done carefully, as the lead wires must be selected to match the design and specifications of the equipment, and the replacement work must be done accurately. In addition, changes in sound quality due to lead wire replacement may vary depending on personal sensibilities and musical genres. High quality leads are not necessarily the best choice for everyone.
High-quality speakers are essential for enjoying the sound of vinyl records. If you are getting them for your starting salary, consider upgrading your speakers to improve their performance. Amphion speakers, for example, are among the high-quality speakers we recommend for beginners. Here are a few reasons why.
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Network-friendly sound: Amphion speakers feature network-friendly sound. This means that you can enjoy long hours of music listening without getting tired, while accurately reproducing the details and nuances of your music. While it can be difficult for beginners to accurately discern the balance and quality of sound, Amphion speakers have excellent quality in the mid and high frequencies, allowing even beginners to enjoy natural, crisp sound.
Unique design: Amphion speakers have a unique design, featuring a cabinet that incorporates traditional Finnish woodworking techniques. The excellent acoustic properties of wood are maximized to reproduce high-quality sound. Despite its compact size, it also offers excellent low-frequency reproduction, making it easy for beginners to adapt to their room layout and space constraints.
Adoption of Soft Dome Tweeter: Amphion speakers use a soft dome tweeter. This tweeter excels in reproducing high frequencies, providing high resolution and a wide sound field. For beginners, the clear reproduction of sound details makes it easier to understand the nuances and expressions of a piece of music.
Wide range of applications: Amphion speakers are also popular as studio monitors. This makes them suitable for beginners who enjoy music production and recording as a hobby or job. Their high reproducibility and accurate sound reproduction will facilitate music production and recording.
External phono equalizer improves sound quality
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Phono equalizeris an audio device for enjoying higher quality sound by accurately equalizing the phono output of a record player.
In general, the following points should be considered when selecting a phono equalizer.
Input impedance and gain settings compatible with the cartridge: Check whether the input impedance and output level are compatible with different cartridges, and choose a phono equalizer with settings that are appropriate for your cartridge.
Low noise and distortion: High-quality phono equalizers are designed to minimize noise and distortion, so pay attention to their performance.
Sound quality: Choose a phono equalizer with sound quality that matches your personal preferences. It is important to seek a sound quality that suits your music genre and playback environment.
Connectivity: Select a phono equalizer with input/output terminals and connection methods that match your audio system.
It is important to select a phono equalizer that meets your needs and budget while taking these points into consideration. You may also want to refer to user reviews and evaluations in specialized magazines to confirm the performance and rating of the product.