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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 27, 2016 Published: Apr 26, 2016 5 comments
At AXPONA 2016 Analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer learns about new analog products including a $2300 four input MC/MM phono preamp from Cyrus that's remote control configurable, and new turntables from Clearaudio, TEAC and Music Hall.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 26, 2016 Published: Apr 25, 2016 9 comments
Prince gone at 57? Who would have thought? There was just enough time to put together this mostly vinyl-sourced show, paying tribute to the one-of-a-kind Prince (image is of wall outside First Avenue club).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 20, 2016 Published: Apr 19, 2016 3 comments
The revolutionary DS Audio optical cartridge has gotten a major revision and upgrade both to the phono stage and the internal design. There are now various models, including the top of the line Master 1 shown here.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 20, 2016 Published: Apr 19, 2016 7 comments
Industry veteran/designer Peter Madnick shows analogplanet.com the latest from the resurrected Audio Alchemy electronics line. Madnick was also responsible for the original 1990's era Audio Alchemy line.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2016 Published: Apr 18, 2016 7 comments
Yes, calling a $27,000 turntable "affordable" is somewhat offensive, but considering that the Air Force One costs $100,000, the $27,000 Air Force Three is downright "affordable".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2016 Published: Apr 18, 2016 2 comments
Analogueworks is a new U.K. based turntable company founded by former associates of the late Tom Fletcher, whose company Nottingham Analogue is still in business. Another Fletcher associate, Peter Mezek, builds turntables under the Pear Audio name that bear an even closer familial resemblance.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 18, 2016 4 comments
At CES 2016 Sweet Vinyl’s Leo Hoarty demoed a Sugarcube™ prototype that incorporated a built-in phono preamplifier. The revised edition introduced at AXPONA 2016 does not.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments
Yes, this is slightly off topic, but at AXPONA 2016 Prudence Farrow Bruns, who inspired John Lennon to write "Dear Prudence" signed copies of her book "Dear Prudence The Story Behind the Song" and I thought you'd enjoy watching our "The Marketplace" encounter.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 18, 2016 Published: Apr 17, 2016 12 comments
In the crowded O’Hare Westin lobby opening morning of AXPONA 2016 I spy cartridge manufacturing veteran A.J. van den Hul and go over to say hello.

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