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How To Test The Quality Of A Record Player?



With many people, choosing a record player is not only a mission, it’s an art that requires so many skills and experiences. You have to know what features are vital and what are not, you have to test them and show some good or bad results before going to the conclusion. That’s the reason why not many music lovers, even experts can actually choose best one among products on market. In addition, the qualities of the record players have to pass the Best Buy status before being sold, that’s why they have to be run through tests.

Before buying anything, you should run it through some sample tests so as to make sure everything goes on a right track. Below are some questions that you should answer before spending money on the right product. These include:

  • Does the sound meet the expected requirements?
  • Is it easy enough for you to set up and make use of?
  • Do you need any additional functions?
  • Is it good enough in record digitization?
  • How good is the claim of the manufacturer?
  • Is it acceptable to buy?
  1. Sound Quality

The reason record players still exist till today is because of their outstanding quality output. People decide to buy a record player since they can feel the difference between using one comparing to other digital products such as smartphones. Therefore, sound testing is the fundamental step to make sure that you can receive the best sound throughout the songs, not some screeches.

In professional tests, we use a group of more than five experts in sounding and listening who have so many years in the audio industry to determine the actual quality of each product. They are quite tough to be impressed by some random record players so you can completely trust the results. A product that can pass the Best Buy test is the one that you should invest your money on.

With a wide range of music from jazz to classical music, the group of experts can have a reliable estimation so as to find out the good one, the better and the best one in order to give them a different price range. In addition, each type of record player will be recommended for each genre based on their performances so that the customers can be assured of the quality.

  1. Setup and Usage

While looking for a good sounding product, you should also put other factors into estimation, for example, the ease of use. You definitely don’t want a record player that takes half an hour to set up and use. That could be very annoying. That’s the reason why testers also consider how easy to set up the product and make it works properly without wasting too much time and effort.

After testing about the settings and how easy to use, testers then will play some sample records to make sure other functions such as speed adjustments, force tracking can be used smoothly. Another factor that is related to the quality of the product is the maintenance. A good record player must be easy to maintain its quality without having to replace too many parts. Even when there are some parts that need to be replaced, the customer can do it easily.

  1. Additional Features

Nowadays, with the development of audio techniques and industry, a record player is upgraded with tons of additional features such as audio outputs, USB connections and so on. These features enable you to play music without vinyl records and make digital records from vinyl ones. However, you should put these additional features into consideration since they might be not necessary for your everyday usage. You might don’t want a record player that just focuses on the quality of this feature but has no impacts on the main functions.

Moreover, added functions mean added fees. If you are looking for a good and stable record player within your budget, this is a point for you to think of because the price depends on the quality and the number of features and some of them are not your concern.

Besides, if you are in need of a record player with USB connections, make sure that this function is carefully tested and can guarantee a good sound quality. Don’t forget to try them yourself so as to see whether those features are easy to use or not.

  1. Record Digitization

There is a function that you should notice when purchasing record player that is the ability to convert vinyl records to digital formats. Many people might think it is not vital, but actually, you don’t just listen to music at home, but anywhere, anytime. That’s the reason why with some tracks, we should have the digital version. The experts also run tests about this ability so as to make sure that there would be nothing wrong with the digitized version and it can produce good quality sounds.

The quality of the test result will decide whether the record player can be used as a good digitization device without making background noises or not. It’s one of the most common problems that can be encountered when buying a record player.

  1. Buy or Not

Every single test helps us to choose the best one according to the results. Some are good at some points and other products excel at other features. That’s the reason why some people can make up their minds even though they have already tested some different models. In fact, if you are confusing, think of the initial thought that makes you want to buy a record player.

According to my experiences about record players, the importance of factors can be judged as below

  • The sound quality is the main feature that has to be put into consideration. That’s the reason why it takes up to 60% of your decision.
  • The ease of use if quite important, too and you can make it 25% at least.
  • The last one is about another testing in techniques which might be 15%
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At the BET Awards, Jack Harlow invites Brandy to rap over “First Class.”



At the BET Awards, Jack Harlow invites Brandy to rap over "First Class."

Brandy made an appearance on Jack Harlow’s song “First Class” during his performance at the BET Awards 2022.

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At the ceremony on June 26, the Louisville rapper took the stage and opened with the song “Poison” from the album “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” DJ Drama was in charge of the DJ booth. Before ‘First Class,’ the second and concluding song of the set by Harlow, could begin, Lil Wayne also made an appearance to give his verse.


Harlow then stunned the audience by bringing out Brandy to give the hilarious freestyle diss that she penned and delivered over “First Class” last month. Brandy did the freestyle diss over the majority of the song alone with the assistance of vivacious backup dancers.


Brandy’s freestyle was inspired by Harlow’s inability to correctly identify Brandy’s 1998 song “Angel In Disguise” during a May radio interview on Hot 97, where he also admitted he was unaware that Ray J and Brandy were brothers.


In response to a popular video of Harlow’s appearance on Hot 97, Brandy tweeted that she would “murk this dude in rap at 43 on his own rhythms then sing [his] ass to sleep.” She rapped in the freestyle, which was uploaded to Hot 97’s SoundCloud, “Living legend, did I mention my resumé is great / The game need a breath of fresh air and I’m breathtaking.”


After the performance, Brandy thanked Harlow for making her appearance on stage, which she described as a “dream come true.” She posted a photo of herself, Lil Wayne, and Harlow to Instagram with the message, “Jack, thank you for such a great chance. adoration for life


The BET Awards also featured performances by Lizzo of her most recent single, “About Damn Time,” and a surprise appearance by Kanye West to present Diddy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. While presenting the prize for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Janelle Monáe also addressed the recent Roe v. Wade decision, stating, “Fuck you, Supreme Court.”


Following the release of “Nail Tech” in February, Harlow released “First Class” in April as the follow-up single from his second studio album, “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” In May, the sequel to 2020’s “That’s What They All Say” would be made available.


While the album displays Harlow’s preference for “straight bars, a feat [he] proves [he] is great at], the record doesn’t feature a bunch of seminal tracks, instead packing filler between his knockout singles like “First Class,” NME’s Kyann-Sian Williams wrote in a three-star review. There are a few gems to be found here and there, but the durability of this collection is in doubt.

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Maynard James Keenan of Tool posts an emotional message about his wife’s battle with breast cancer.



Maynard James Keenan of Tool posts an emotional message about his wife's battle with breast cancer.

Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, revealed his wife’s battle with breast cancer in a moving post.

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On her birthday, August 12, the frontman used Instagram to share an explanation of her experiences.


In the Instagram post, Jennifer Lei Li Keenan disclosed that she first discovered a lump in November 2020 and received a diagnosis on Christmas Eve of that same year.


She didn’t give up in a heap of misery. She didn’t fly into a rage about being entitled. When his wife first learned of her diagnosis, he said, “She didn’t act out in any self destructive manner.


Instead, she listened to her doctors, asked the right questions, made a plan, and followed it. She also asked for assistance when she couldn’t complete a task on her own.

Before the chemotherapy could take her hair, she had it all cut off and had a matching wig made by our friend Brooke, he continued. After that, she started working. Nobody knew any better.


“She’s successfully navigated both the chemo and the surgery, and now begins the radiation,” Keenan continued as he praised his wife. Without complaining or whining, of course. She is my rock. She is my muse. She is my ALL. Be like Jen. Happy Birthday, My Love. Cheers to this one and many more.”


It comes during a tough year for the frontman who has twice contracted coronavirus.


The frontman disclosed back in October that he was still suffering from lung damage after he tested positive for coronavirus in February 2020 while touring with Tool in Australia and New Zealand.


Keenan later revealed that he battled COVID-19 for a second time late last year after contracting the disease in mid-November “and ending up in the ER on December 1”.


“Ugly, ugly. Couldn’t breathe,” Keenan continued about his debilitating second experience of coronavirus. “I could barely put two words together without going into a coughing fit, you know? It ended up kind of also progressing into pneumonia.


“So, if I stayed in the hospital, they said: ‘Okay, we can keep you here, but you’re fighting 12 other people for a bed and a ventilator we don’t have, so what do you want to do?’ I’m like: ‘Well, I need to breathe and I need to sleep.’”


Keenan added: “So, you’re just treating symptoms at that point. There’s nothing you can do other than treat the symptom, so for a real cough medicine – not the crap over-the-counter [medicine] – and then like an inhaler and some antibiotics to fight the pneumonia, and strap the fuck in.”

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Sixth episode of “House of the Dragon” synopsis fully developed and energised



Sixth episode of "House of the Dragon" synopsis fully developed and energised

Good. Episode Epi. We begin in the pitch-black, with some weird panting sounds filling the silence. Given that this is the world of Game of Thrones, are these sexual acts? No, they are the other groaning activity; it is labour, and it is Rhaenyra, now performed by Emma D’Arcy, ten years after we last saw her. The future is when we are.

The birth of this kid, Rhaenyra’s third male, goes relatively well in contrast to so many others in House of the Dragon. As Rhaenyra makes the arduous journey to see Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke), who has asked to see the infant, she is bleeding profusely and says to her husband Laenor (John Macmillan), “I’m glad I’m not a woman. Viserys (Paddy Considine), who has since completely lost his hideous left arm, inquires as to the baby’s name. Before Rhaenyra has a chance to speak, Laenor adds, “Joffrey.” (Joffrey was, of course, Laenor’s deceased boyfriend.) Laenor is made fun of by Alicent, who suggests that if he persists, he might succeed in having a child who looks like him.


When Ser Harwin Strong (Ryan Corr), the leader of The City Watch, cradles the infant, we learn the true father of the child—and likely of all Rhaenyra’s lads. He and Rhaenyra don’t take great measures to conceal what is truly happening here—something that will come back to bother them.


Aegon (Ty Tennant, son of David and Georgia), Viserys’ first son, torments Aemond (Leo Ashton), his half-brother, by collaborating with Jacaerys (Leo Hart), Rhaenyra’s oldest son, to present a pig that they have outfitted to look like a dragon. This leads to some childish drama down in the dragon pit. (Side note: Due to their muddled names and mixed-up paternity, it can be challenging to remember which of these sons is whose. The characters shouldn’t simply be understandable to fans of Game of Thrones.) Alicent attempts to convince Viserys that Rhaenyra continually giving birth to sons that don’t resemble Laenor by channelling her rage at this. Viserys, who doesn’t want to see the reality, claims that nature is a work of enigmatic design. “Don’t bring this up again.”



Aegon is confronted by his mother Alicent for being such a moron: if Rhaenyra becomes queen, he and his brother Aemond could be killed because of their claims to the throne. For some reason, we find Aegon butt-naked wanking out of a window.


Next, head over to Pentos, where Daemon and his wife Laena (Nanna Blondell) are having a blast riding dragons around. In the world of Game of Thrones, characters having a good time doesn’t necessarily mean good things. They are later promised an unconditional welcome in Pentos at dinner in exchange for lending their dragons to the fight against the Triarchy, which appears to be eager for war. However, Laena desires that her unborn child be born in Driftmark, where she herself was born.


Jacaerys fights Aegon while being coached by the erratic Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Harwin repeatedly punches Criston in the face after he claims that Harwin’s treatment of Jacaerys resembles the treatment a father would give a son. Laenor declares to Rhaenyra that he wants to engage in naval combat once more in another scene. Rhaenyra orders him to remain since she is tired of him. Later, she offers to wed Jacaerys and Helaena, Alicent’s daughter, uniting the feuding families “once and for all.”


Gavin Spokes’ character, Lyonel Strong, the King’s Hand, seeks to resign out of shame for what his son committed, but Viserys prevents him from doing so. He must instead take Harwin to Harrenhal to return home. Harwin’s brother Larys (Matthew Needham) recruits a gang of criminals to burn down Harrenhal, killing Harwin and his father, seeing the distress Harwin is inflicting Alicent. In order to prevent them from discussing their crime, he has his tongue amputated.



We ultimately travel to Pentos, where Laena doesn’t appear to have a chance of surviving childbirth, adding much more bloodshed. She walks onto the shore and asks her dragon to burn her alive after realising it’s either her or the baby. Vhagar does so, but one of the series’ most heartbreaking moments so far is the anguished sight in his eyes.

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