Yesterday we gave you the Backbeat Book Lovers Gift Guide – today, we’re back with the Backbeat Vinyl Lovers Gift Guide.
Vinyl fans often tend to spend their hard-earned cash on their favourite albums, but if you don’t know what they’re into or which album to choose for them, there is lots of great gear they would love to receive that will keep their records in great condition or accessories to enhance their listening experience.
Read on to find out what we recommend for the vinyl lover in your life…
Available in glow-in-the-dark and non-glow versions these slipmats are a great way to add some character to your turntable. Sold in sets of 2, the glow-in-the-dark are $22.95 for a set and the standard are $20.95 for a set.
MOBILE FIDELITY ORIGINAL MASTER RECORD SLEEVES
Like a nice pair of cozy pyjamas for your vinyl. These are the same high-quality inner sleeves Mobile Fidelity uses for their vinyl releases. They are imported, three-ply, anti-static, premium sleeves similar to rice paper. Back construction consists of a paper layer sandwiched between two sheets of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with a translucent HDPE front. $24.95 for a pack of 50.
Turntable mats have always been a big discussion as to how they influence the sound of your records. The interaction between the record and the surface can be tracked very easily by the super-sensitivity of a good pick up cartridge. Common felt mats give a smooth contact between record and platter but has the disadvantage with static. That means that felt-mats often collect a lot of dust which can be then transferred to the record. A very cost effective way to improve the sound and have less noise by static and dust. You can hear a difference! Pro-Ject Cork-It is $24.95.
RECORDS ON WALLS VINYL RECORD FRAME
We love these frames at Backbeat, if you’ve been in the shop you’ll notice our amazing display of records we won’t sell you behind the cash. Most of the other record frames available lock the albums behind glass, making them virtually inaccessible. These one-of-a-kind vinyl record frames let you access records quickly, while still enjoying the artwork in a beautiful display. Made in Ontario and in stock at Backbeat for $9.95.
RIGHT ROUND RECORD CARE KIT
The Right Round Record Care Kit has everything you need to keep your record collection and stylus in top condition.
The kit includes:
– A carbon-fibre anti static record cleaning brush. Conductive fibres eliminate static and fine dust particles.
– Stylus cleaning fluid with integrated brush. Specially formulated stylus cleaning fluid with a built-in applicator brush. Safely cleans stylus without leaving residue.
– Anti static record cleaning fluid and dedicated cleaning cloth. All designed to ensure the playing surface is clean and deliver optimum sound quality.
An amazing deal at only $29.95 for every standard cleaning product you absolutely need.
RECORD CLEANING BRUSHES
If you don’t require everything in the Right Round Record Care Kit then you at least need a good record brush at a minimum. We carry several brands and styles to meet your needs.
Pro-Ject Brush It carbon-fibre records brush – $19.95
RCA Discwasher care system – $24.95
Mobile Fidelity record brush with replaceable cleaning pads – $24.95
Tonar Classic velvet record cleaning brush – $14.95
SPIN-CLEAN RECORD WASHER MKII
The Spin-Clean Record Washer MKII is a must for all audiophiles, record collectors, and vinyl enthusiasts. It is the best-selling record cleaning device in the world. Never has any vinyl record cleaning product offered such an inexpensive and safe way to unlock the true acoustic dynamic range of your records. We sell the standard system for $99.95 and the deluxe package with extra brushes and extra cleaning solution is $159.95.
The most important component when it comes to getting the best possible sound from your records is the cartridge installed on your turntable. We offer a large selection of turntable cartridges at Backbeat and can offer you advice as to what would be the best fit for your current system and budget.
Check out our website for a complete catalogue of what we offer and for the latest prices.
PRO-JECT PHONO BOX and PHONO BOX S
If the cartridge is the most important component for sound reproduction not too far behind is the phono stage. You can greatly improve your listening experience by using a phono pre-amp and bypass the integrated phono stage in your receiver. We’ve been selling a lot of the Phono Box lately and every customer has provided us with positive feedback as to the improvements in sound reproduction they got.
Looking for even more? The Phono Box S offers unrivalled performance and unique flexibility, which never before was available at this price. The sonic quality of the Phono Box S is extremely impressive, a big improvement and a perfect upgrade for most analogue hi-fi system.
The Pro-Ject Phono Box retails for $149.95 and the Phono Box S is $229.95.
PHONO SOLUTIONS PS1 and PS2
A new product we’ve recently brought in are a couple phono pre-amps from Phono Solutions. If you are looking to improve your sound at an amazing price then the Phono Solutions product is the way to go. Both the PS1 and PS2 will both offer the same enhanced playback that the Pro-Ject products will. The Phono Solutions PS2 has had some excellent reviews and we highly recommend it. The PS1 sells for $79.95 and the PS2 is $149.95.