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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 09, 2015 Published: Jan 08, 2015 4 comments
American importer Audioarts introduced the new Sperling L-3, "baby brother" to the larger L-1. The new L-3 is a high mass design featuring an outboard motor driving the platter with recording tape leader.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 09, 2015 Published: Jan 08, 2015 1 comments
Southern California based turntable and cartridge manufacturer Triangle ART introduced at CES the new Apollo moving coil phono cartridge. It's a follow-up to last year's $3995 Zeus currently under review here.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 08, 2015 1 comments
Air-Tight announced the Magnum Opus, a new top of the line PC-1 phono cartridge. Still in the final stages of being voiced, the new cartridge will join Clearaudio's Goldfinger Statement at the $15,000 price point. The design details and specifications have yet to be divulged.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 08, 2015 13 comments
Ortofon launched at CES the long awaited A95 moving coil cartridge, which replaces the discontinued A90—among the most special phono cartridges (both sonically and technically) produced over the last decade.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 07, 2015 11 comments
The increased market-share of ultrasonic type record cleaning machines motivated Clearaudio to produce a new model of its Matrix series of record cleaners that combines a vibrational component along with its well-regarded vacuum cleaning capabilities.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 07, 2015 3 comments
AMG, whose Viella turntable became an almost instant international hit is back with the lower priced Giro G9 'table and 9W2 tonearm. Like the larger 'table, the new Giro is manufactured entirely in AMG's factory in Baviaria.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 07, 2015 6 comments
We covered the introduction at last fall's The New York Audio Show of the DS Audio DS-W1 "Nightrider" Optical Phono Cartridge and Equalizer imported to American by Musical Surroundings. At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show we had an opportunity to talk with the cartridge's 27 year designer Tetsuaki Aoyagi.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 05, 2015 Published: Jan 04, 2015 5 comments
While analogplanet doesn't regularly review loudspeakers, the recent Vanatoo Transparent One speaker giveaway prompted us to have a listen.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 05, 2015 Published: Jan 04, 2015 4 comments
The International Consumer Electronics Show runs from Tuesday, January 6th through Friday, January 9th. Analogplanet will be there covering the show "live" and posting regularly to this site.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 02, 2015 Published: Jan 01, 2015 82 comments
2014 was a fantastic year for vinyl. 2015 looks to be an even better one. Analogplanet.com's editor Michael Fremer looks back on the year past and forward to next year on this "one take" video self-shot after a four day room-cleaning binge during which he discovered vinyl treasures hidden in plain sight.

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