Analogue is more than vinyl. It’s music with warmth and realism. If you want to rediscover records, or invigorate an existing turntable based system we have some great analogue options for you. There are no sampling limits in analogue. You have the ability to make continual improvements to any analogue system, revealing more music with ever greater fidelity.
The Best of Turntables, Choosing Your Cartridge, The Value of a Phono Stage
Enjoy great sounding record players from Well Tempered Labs and Consonance ‘Wax Engine.’ Match these with phono cartridges from Dynavector and Nagaoka, phono stages from Well Tempered, Dynavector, and Cambridge Audio.
Revel in the awesome new amplifiers from NuPrime. Match with the beauty of handmade Sonus faber loud speaker systems from Italy or state-of-the-art Monitor Audio speakers. And tie it all together with the revolutionary cables from KLEI for pure analogue goodness.
You can get better sound out of records than has ever been possible before and if you compare digital with a new vinyl pressing the record always sounds better.
Our primary source of music at home has always been a turntable. It’s not that we don’t like digital, it’s just that we have a very big record collection and are still buying new vinyl records. We know a whole lot about record player set up and what sounds good because it’s what we enjoy.
When you start to investigate a new record playing system today you’ll quickly find that you are spoilt for choice. We have listened to and sold many turntables over the years. What makes a system sound good comes down to some very simple principles – the quality of design being most important. A record player is inherently simple – it just has to go around at a constant speed, and allow the stylus to do its job in terms extracting information from the groove of the record. The art is in actually achieving this to the standards we expect.
The cool thing about analogue is that there is an infinite amount of information on a LP record. The better the record playing system, the more you’ll hear.
Nagaoka Antistatic record sleeves. These are a simple way of caring for your beloved vinyl. You’ve made an investment in your record collection which can with a bit of care last forever. Paper sleeves shed dust and poly ethylene sleeves stick to the record so as you pull it out dust may scratch the vinyl. Nagaoka antistatic sleeves solve these issues and are slippery enough to allow you to remove your record with total safety. As soon as you try these you’ll notice the difference in ease of use and in the cleanliness of your vinyl. NZ$ 75 for a pack of 50.
From Well Tempered Labs we have stylus tracking force scales at just $50 (our go-to item for turntable setup).
You can get these accessories online here.
Or, if headphone listening is you take your pleasure in the specialist Stax headphones.