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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2 comments
Clearaudio debuted the new $3000 Performance turntable/tonearm combo at CES 2013.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2 comments
The $15,500 German AMG turntable/tonearm combo imported to America by Musical Surroundings is a deceptively simple and compact product but to really understand its unique, high tech engineering requires a look inside.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9 comments
Acrylic and I don't get along well in the turntable/tonearm world so I remain skeptical about the sonic performance of this $1575 Scheu Cantus acrylic tonearm but of course I reserve judgement until I get to hear it.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1 comments
Air Tight introduced the newest member of its cartridge line-up, the PC-1S. The new model features even lower internal impedance than in previous models, down to 2.1 ohms.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 16 comments
The venerable Record Doctor record cleaning machine, which resembles a Nitty Gritty minus a record spinning motor has been out of production for a few years now but thanks to the vinyl resurrection (it's gone way beyond a revival don't you think?) it's being resuscitated with a hoped for price of around $200.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1 comments
ZYX introduced the new $8495 Universe II MC phono cartridge, with an output of .24mV
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3 comments
Constellation, a consortium of designers headed up by industry veteran Peter Madnick introduced the long awaited Perseus phono preamplifier designed by the legendary John Curl who says this is his best yet phono preamplifier.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7 comments
Working with an industrial designer adept at things white prefaced in the letter "i" Music Hall has come up with this cool white ikura turntable built to spec by the Pro-Ject folks that build other Music Hall turntables. Cost is $900 with carbon fiber tonearm. Very smart looking.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2 comments
That calling the goings on in Roy Hall's Music Hall room "the real world" is indicative of just how bizarre this business can be. Along with shots of single-malt, Hall and his partner Leland Leard demoed some new reasonably priced analog gear including this $599 Creek MM/MC phono preamp that's dip-switch configurable and given Mike Creek's experience and track record, probably sounds very fine.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2013 0 comments
Vladimir Lamm took me through his new 3 box LP 1 Signature phono preamplifier. Each channel has its own power supply. The all-tube design uses transformers for the first MC stage. There are three inputs: two MC, one MM.

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