Find maPlatine.com technicians' recommendations for the assembly, setup and maintenance of your Hi-Fi equipment. In a concern for delivering a top quality service and keeping our customers satisfied, we have created a 'tips' section with answers to FAQs about turntable setup, mounting Hi-Fi cartridges, configuring phono preamps, etc. Many videos are available for illustrated (and musical) assistance.
Our recommendations for turntables
Find our tips for your turntable. Tutorials are also available to help you with setting up, adjusting and taking care of your turntable.
History of the turntable: read our fact sheet about the history of the turntable from the very first record player
History of the vinyl record: read our fact sheet about the history of the vinyl record
The turntable- part 1: read part 1 of our fact sheet covering the various component parts of your turntable and their features
The turntable - part 2: read part 2 of our fact sheet covering the various component parts of your turntable and their features
Our video tutorials for assembly and setup - turntables: view all our tips on how to assemble and set up the various turntable models on video (REGA, Thorens, Pro-Ject, VPI, Clearaudio, Roksan...), about the assembly and setup of upgrade kits as well as best practices for packing/removing your turntable from its packaging.
Our recommendations for Care
Find our recommendations for taking good care of your records and your Hi-Fi equipment. Video tutorials are also available to assist you in taking care of the various parts of your system or to explain how they work.
Our care video tutorials: find all our recommendations to help you use your care products and accessories as well as your record cleaning machines (Spin Clean, Clearaudio's Smart Matrix, and more.)
Our recommendations for Hi-Fi cartridges
Find our tips for your Hi-Fi cartridge Video tutorials are also available to help you mount and set up your MM or MC cartridge onto your turntable.
Cartridges: find our data sheet to help you understand the various cartridge types. You'll become a real expert!
Our mounting and setup video tutorials for Hi-Fi cartridges: find all our recommendations to help you mount the various Hi-Fi cartridge cartridges onto your turntable. We also tell you how to replace the stylus on the cartridge.
Our recommendations for phono preamps
Find our tips for your phono preamp. Video tutorials are also available to help you set up your preamp.
Technical details: read our technical data sheet covering the manufacturing process of your precious records and the need to use a phono preamp with your Hi-Fi system.
Phono preamps: read our technical data sheet covering the role of the preamp as well as the various types of phono stages on the Hi-Fi market.
Our presentation videos for phono preamps: view our demo videos about phono preamps
MC step-up transformer: read our technical data sheet covering the role of an MC step-up transformer used in addition to a phono preamp.