Munich 2015

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 4 comments
High End Munich 2015 was an incredible show, particularly for the introduction of new analog gear.

There was more to report than we covered, but most of what we have not covered will not be imported to America.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 Published: May 25, 2015 2 comments
A.J. van den Hul best known for his cables and phono cartridges introduced at High End Munich 2015 a new turntable called the Point One.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 Published: May 25, 2015 6 comments
Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger shows us the new $399 vacuum-based record cleaning machine.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 Published: May 25, 2015 0 comments
To say the Swiss-made Audio Consulting turntable, phono preamplifier and passive volume control are unusual looking is an understatement!

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 Published: May 25, 2015 0 comments
Somehow I missed this one even though the company was thought ful enough to send a pre-show press release. Sorry about that!

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 Published: May 25, 2015 2 comments
Pro-Ject’s top high-end model, the RPM 10 features a chassis of carbon, metal and wood.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2015 Published: May 25, 2015 0 comments
A step down in size and price from the bigger Thales rig, the new TTT Slim incorporates many of the big ‘table’s features such as battery powered drive.
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 13 comments
Actually I stood on my head. And not because of the speaker.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 2 comments
Thomas Schick, best known for his tonearms, is producing a turntable in limited quantities.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 4 comments
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 6 comments
Acoustical Systems two years ago introduced the Axiom pick up arm—one of the world’s most sophisticated and expensive. This year AS showed the arm on a "tricked out" La Platine Verdier Granito that had mistakenly been identified by someone in the room as something new from Acoustical Systems. Acoustical Systems will soon introduce less costly pick up arm.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 2 comments
Thorens announced a trio of suspended sub-chassis design turntables at High End Munich 2015: the TD 903, TD 905, and TD 907.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 1 comments
Dr. Feickert Analogue's new phono preamp is a two chassis, dual mono, MM/MC, fully D.C. coupled design with active equalization.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 0 comments
Canada-based Kronos Audio Technology introduced its least expensive turntable. The $15,000 Sparta .5 is as the name suggests half of a $22,500 Sparta turntable. The .5 has but one platter.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 24, 2015 Published: May 23, 2015 0 comments
Swiss built Soulution phono preamp includes two MC and one MM input. It also includes the volume control circuit utilized in the company’s line-level preamplifier, making it a full feature preamplifier for those with an all-analog front end.

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