So why has this happened? Many have rediscovered the sheer enjoyment possible from listening to their LP collections. The continuing availability of LPs often at the artist’s insistence has helped – new vinyl is now widely available both online and locally through stores like Real Groovy, Soundline Christchurch is also now stocking a selection of rare and high quality vinyl courtesy of Radiant Records. Above all it’s the sheer sound quality of vinyl on modern turntables that has brought on the resurgence.
The Amadeus includes a number of unique design features, including a “zero tolerance” platter bearing and a fully damped tonearm featuring a golf ball! “At anywhere near the price point, it is hard to fault the Amadeus. The combination of superbly quiet, stable, solid, low-distortion playback with unusually good bass performance tends to dissolve the critical faculties in
the pleasure of the music,” said The Absolute Sound magazine, while New Zealand’s own AudioEnz awarded the Amadeus with Product of the Year.
Thorens is one of the oldest and most famous names in turntables. Thorens turntables are built to last it’s that famous German engineering so if you’re still using your Thorens from the 1960s or 1970s then you’ll be pleased to hear that we have genuine Thorens turntable belts available to suit most models.
Perhaps the biggest upgrade you can make to your existing turntable is a better phono cartridge. Soundline is now stocking Nagaoka products from Japan including the MP110, successor to the famous MP11 phono cartridge. If your budget extends further than the $199 MP110, you cant go past the Dynavector range, Soundline have stocked and recommended Dynavector cartridges for twenty years. The range extends from everyone’s favourite high output moving coil (the 10×5 at $649) through to cartridges worthy of only the finest turntables
Click here to see the range of all things vinyl now available from Soundline.