LATEST ADDITIONS

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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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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 0 comments
Spotted this gorgeous example of Swiss craftsmanship in the Nagra room.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 0 comments
Also in the Audio Arts room and making its North American debut was the van den Hul The Grail SB phono preamplifier, that I'm sure contributed to the superb sound produced by the system.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2013 0 comments
Swiss-made Holborne Analog 2 Mk II turntable ($7495) and Dual Pivot tonearm ($3475) adds up to $10,970, which is slightly less than the $11,200 cost of the Van den hul Colibri cartridge mounted on the tonearm.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3 comments
This is a photo of Touraj Moghaddam's $35,000 Vertere tonearm. You can see the built-in cueing light in the head shell but you can't see the details of the complex machining and unique bearing system that does not use gimbals or any sort of pivot point (s).
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2013 0 comments
Pictured from left to right: Touraj Moghaddam, former Roksan turntable designer, Franc Kuzma, who needs to introduction and AMG designer and former machinist for Brinkmann turntables (as well as a former Lufthansa pilot) Werner Roeschlau.

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