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  1. Turntable Kitchen’s Top 5 Recommended Turntables (and Tips for Selecting Your Own)

    UPDATE: Some of the turntables we recommended have been replaced and/or discontinued. As a result, we’ve compiled a new guide to building a complete stereo system including turntables, preamps, phono stages, speakers and more here: https://www.turntablekitchen.com/2014/10/turntable-kitchens-top-6-recommended-turntable-systems/ So, you previously read Turntable Kitchen’s Top Ten Reasons to Buy a Turntable, and are now thoroughly convinced that you Continue…


  2. Product Review :: Thinksound ts02 headphones with mic

    Ever since we featured the Westone 3 earbuds awhile back on the site, I frequently receive comments noting that although the Westone 3’s sound like a great set of earbuds, they also carry a high price tag to accompany their high quality. Understandably, many readers aren’t interested in purchasing earbuds at that price point. But Continue…

  3. Turntable Kitchen’s Top Ten Reasons To Buy a Turntable

    You’ve probably noticed that we like vinyl records in our home.  For example, at the end of many of my posts, I gently nudge our readers towards Insound to buy our featured albums on vinyl instead of digitally from iTunes.  Beyond that, we did name our site Turntable Kitchen.  Friends who haven’t started collecting records Continue…

  4. Colombia: It Might Not Be What You’ve Heard

    Some of you may know that I recently took a 10 day trip to Colombia, a country in Northern South America, which is bordered by Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru. It was a last minute decision, to be honest. After going back and forth about whether or not we’d even have enough vacation time to go Continue…

  5. Xocolatl de David: A Brilliant Chocolate Discovery

    There are few things I love more than chocolate. And most of them do not include food. So there you go. In the early days of our relationship, Matt made a habit of stopping by Fog City News, a fantastic little shop in downtown San Francisco that curates and sells some amazing chocolate bars. He’d Continue…

  6. Live Gig: Surfer Blood – Live at Amoeba Records

    It feels like forever ago, but back in April of this year Surfer Blood stopped by Amoeba Records in San Francisco and played a surprisingly full set rocking one of the world’s greatest record stores like few other artists have. Well, thanks to a Heart Is a Spade, I just discovered that they have released Continue…

  7. City Guide: New Orleans

    Well hello there, friends. I’ve missed you! Summer has come and gone but suddenly REAL summer has arrived. The Indian Summer we here in San Francisco have all been waiting for. Last week, I spent an amazing weekend with girlfriends in New Orleans, where I ate, ate, and ate (and didn’t sleep much). I haven’t Continue…

  8. Recommended Products: Westone 3 Earphones

    For our second post in the Musical Pairings’ Recommended Products section, we feature the Westone 3 true fit earphones.  The 3’s are true three-way driver in-ear monitors (each earphone features a dedicated low driver, mid driver and high driver thereby allowing for more precise sound reproduction) that  are perfect for any audio enthusiast who wants Continue…

  9. Recommended Products: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

    Welcome to our newest feature: Musical Pairings @ eating/sf’s “Recommended Audio Components” sections.  As an audiophile, I’ve experimented with various components including headphones, earbuds, turntables, speakers, amplifiers, etc. in order to hear my favorite music in the best possible sound.  Indeed, regular readers will notice that I’ve often recommended listening to your favorite records with Continue…

  10. Portland and Oregon Roadtrip, City Guide

    You know when you look forward to something so much that you start a mental countdown in your head months in advance? Everything else is framed in the context of this upcoming event: “Yes, two weeks from now we’ll be going to so-and-so’s birthday, and then the weekend right after is our trip!” I had Continue…

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