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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 0 comments
Franc Kuzma's new Stabi M turntable, shown with his 4 Point tonearm, continues the designer's descent into blackness, physically and, it's assumed sonically. With the exception of his handsome Stabi XL and perhaps the smaller "pipe bomb" Stabi S turntable, both of which are finished in brass, the Slovenia-based designer has kept things dark and pebbly.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 0 comments
Bob Graham and Franc Kuzma, friendly competitors in the "arms war" share a light moment (of inertia).
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 0 comments
Basis Audio's A.J. Conti introduced at CES his new, impressive-looking Superarm 9 tonearm. The massive, sleek tonearm is a dual pivot design too clever to describe with words here.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1 comments
The new EAT E-glo phono preamp resembles a reel-to-reel tape recorder, don't you think? It features an outboard power supply and uses high quality parts including Mundorf caps. Tubes are the "usual suspect" dual triodes.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1 comments
VTL's new 2.5 phono preamp is chock full of good parts and built beautifully within a solid chassis. It's a hybrid design with a J-FET solid state MC input and a tubed MM section.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1 comments
I don't yet know how it sounds, but Pro-Ject's new Phono Box DS+ MM/MC phono preamp is among the handiest little phono preamps.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2 comments
A step down from Pro-Ject's most expensive and ambitious turntable, the Signature 10 features a massive aluminum platter, built-in electronic speed control and the company's best unipivot tonearm with vernier-dial VTA adjuster.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2 comments
Pro-Ject's Expression III turntable now includes an upgraded, one piece carbon fiber tonearm featuring the company's massive "C" bearing structure and a Sorbothane decoupled counterweight.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1 comments
According to Pro-Ject founder Hans Lichtenegger, last year was Pro-Ject's best ever and by a wide margin. That has allowed him to update and upgrade much of the line, including the popular Essential turntable.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2 comments
Sound-Smith's Hyperion Moving Iron cartridge features an unusual cactus needle cantilever. The sound was the opposite of this photo: clear, well-focused and loaded with detail. It was being used in many rooms and all who had one were enthused.

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