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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 22, 2016 Published: Jul 21, 2016 11 comments
Levin Designs, the German company that manufactures a very stylish wood-handled record cleaning brush recently introduced an equally stylish stylus cleaning brush.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 17, 2016 Published: Jul 16, 2016 7 comments
During my visit to Audio-Technica in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan, I was I given a tour of the factory, which mostly produces microphones along with some headphone components. Other than the new ART1000, all of the cartridge manufacturing and assembly takes place either at another factory in Fukui, Japan or at an Audio-Technica owned factory in China.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 16, 2016 Published: Jul 15, 2016 3 comments
Analogplanet reported from Munich's High End 2016 show on Audio-Technics's "evolutionary" new ART1000 phono cartridge.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 29, 2016 14 comments
-- Sardinia, Italy July 29th, 2016: At the WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention, McIntosh introduced a new moderately priced $2000 remote controlled MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with built-in A/D converter.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 05, 2016 3 comments
The extensive Edwards Audio turntable line uses some O.E.M. Rega parts plus many Edwards manufactures.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 17, 2016 3 comments
Ortofon's Leif Johannsen Shows us two new lower priced Ortofon SPU cartridges and a new step up transformer introduced at Munich High End 2016.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 15, 2016 1 comments
Turntable designer/manufacturer Johnnie Bergmann gives analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer a "tour" of the new Bergmann Galder turntable—his first without an arm (shown here with Dynavector arm).

Michael Fremer Posted: May 15, 2016 Published: May 14, 2016 2 comments
Kondo introduced the GE-10, its first new phono preamplifier in many years.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 14, 2016 Published: May 13, 2016 7 comments
The Tone Tool Sprocket turntable was up and running on set-up day but the complex tangential tracker was still in the box.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 12, 2016 6 comments
The original iPhono priced at $399 was an incredibly well-designed, versatile and fine sounding phono preamp.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 11, 2016 Published: May 10, 2016 4 comments
Designer Louis Desjardins explains the new D.C. accumulator power supply for the top of the line Pro turntable.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 09, 2016 4 comments
Nishikawasan explains the significant upgrades to his Air Force One turntable that resulted in a new "Premium" version costing approximately $40,000 more than the standard $100,000 Air Force One (shown with SAT tone arm).

Michael Fremer Posted: May 09, 2016 6 comments
See and hear described new and upgraded turntables from Thorens L'Art du Son, Mobile Fidelity, Thales, Landmesser Audio and Blackstone. A translating glitch leaves the impression that Blackstone's Pabst motors are new. They are new old stock, not newly manufactured ones.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 07, 2016 Published: May 06, 2016 6 comments
ELAC celebrates 90 years by bringing back the storied Miracord brand (minus Benjamin).

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