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Michael Fremer Posted: May 25, 2011 0 comments
Brinkmann's 9.6 tonearm ($3990) resembles the German company's longer, more expensive 10.5 and 12.1 arms, which in turn resemble the legendary Breuer. The new arm includes the same headshell, armtube, mounting socket, and cueing device used in the other arms. The bearing system differs, though the Swiss-made ball bearings are identical.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 20, 2011 1 comments
I won't debate here how to make a turntable's platter go around. Choose your favorite: belt vs direct drive, idler wheel vs belt, spring-windup vs wind power, whatever. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing to debate. Each of these technologies has its pluses and minuses, but none can produce CD's accuracy of speed and inherent freedom from wow and flutter.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 01, 2011 1 comments

More than enough has been written about this album for me to attempt to add anything of value to the mix. It's the best selling jazz album ever and continues to sell the way Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon does in the rock world.

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Long lost and once thought destroyed, Sundazed Records’ tape- sleuth-in-chief Bob Irwin recently located the original mono master tape of The Mama’s and the Papas 1966 debut album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (Dunhill D50006).


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