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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8 comments
I'm in Salina, Kansas this weekend M.C.-ing the Blue Heaven Studios' Masters 15th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads concerts.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 18, 2012 13 comments
When Per Madsen decided to retire a few years ago, thousands of record collectors wished him well but with great sadness. One of the sturdiest, most attractive and convenient record storage systems would no longer be manufactured.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 16, 2012 32 comments
Originally issued as LDS6065 on RCA Soria, this legendary DECCA UK Kingsway Hall recording is easily one of the finest orchestral recordings of the golden age or any age. (Note: image is of an original pressing)
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 14, 2012 3 comments
This little hand held wonder designed by the folks at AMR for their joint venture with i-fi Micro, features MM/MC with up to 66dB of gain on the MC input with claimed 90dB S/N ratio, 8 dip switches each for MC resistance and MM capacitive load settings.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 14, 2012 2 comments
In the same room as the Rigid Float tonearm was this new VIDA MM/MC phono stage from Japan that uses an LCR network for RIAA equalization via Lundahl transformers.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 14, 2012 2 comments
Mr. Hiroshi Ishihara of the Japan-based Sibatech, Inc. showed me the unusual and perhaps revolutionary Rigid Float RFE-02H/7 tonearm. The pivot floats in oil with absolutely no other means of support, but more unusual about this design by Mr. Koichiro Akimoto is that the arm geometry features neither an offset angle at the headshell nor an "S" shaped arm tube!

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6 comments
At CES a few years ago, I walked in on Frank Schröder discussing an idea for a relatively simple pivoted tangential tracking tonearm. Now here at RMAF 2012 the Schröder LT is a reality
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 13, 2012 15 comments
Luke Manley looking happy as VTL introduced at RMAF a new under $2500 phono preamp
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 12, 2012 2 comments
Audio Research Debuted the new Reference 10 two chassis preamplifier.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 12, 2012 0 comments
Doshi's Alaap MM/MC hybrid FET/vacuum tube fully balanced phono preamplifier offers 3 inputs configurable for MM or MC.

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