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Michael Fremer Posted: May 15, 2017 7 comments
The mystery surrounding the April 18th visit by Ortofon's Leif Johannsen can now explained.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2017 Published: Apr 18, 2017 12 comments
Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology Leif Johannsen and Dee Hustinova, Ortofon U.S. General Manager stopped over today to show me a brand new Ortofon cartridge the design of which Leif has just completed. I can't talk about it or show it (that's why it's in his cupped hand).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 09, 2017 Published: Apr 08, 2017 16 comments
VPI recently launched a new Prime Scout turntable that refines the original Scout 'table, which has been in production for many years.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 18, 2017 Published: Feb 17, 2017 20 comments
I have a +1 invitation to the grand opening party at Third Man Records' Detroit pressing plant for Friday February 24th at 8 PM. Want to join me?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2017 Published: Jan 24, 2017 24 comments
Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 13, 2017 Published: Jan 12, 2017 16 comments
Jon Monks, son of Keith Monks who's regarded by veteran vinyl lovers as the originator of vacuum-based record cleaning machines, shows us the new DiscoveryOne.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 13, 2017 Published: Jan 12, 2017 3 comments
VTL's Luke Manley describes the design of the new TP 2.5i Phono Preamp, which costs $3750 including custom wound MC step-up transformers.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 12, 2017 Published: Jan 11, 2017 1 comments
Premium headphone company Master & Dynamic showed a VPI sourced Player turntable variant fitted with a fuzzy "vegan leather" base covering. It's not for sale but rather the headphone-amp equipped 'table will be available to distributors and dealers worldwide to demonstrate the company's headphones.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2017 10 comments
Music Hall's always cheerful Roy Hall introduced a new budget-priced $299 three-speed belt-drive turntable that includes among its many features electronic speed control, a built-in switchable MM phono preamp, a dustcover, as well as an Audio-Technica AT3600L cartridge.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2017 12 comments
In 2017 most consumers know Mark Levinson as a car audio brand. Audiophiles know it as a luxury home audio brand and older audiophiles know Mark Levinson the man.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2017 Published: Jan 10, 2017 5 comments
Clearaudio manufactures an unusually wide range of turntable and tone arm models. In all the years I've attended C.E.S. or Munich for that matter, no one lays it all out (at the very least the lines imported to America by Musical Surroundings) so clearly and precisely as does Musical Surroundings' Customer Service Manager Michael Fajen in this video.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2017 Published: Jan 09, 2017 22 comments
Pro-Ject had two rooms at CES 2017. One included a few prototypes and special "one-off" designs, including one for the band Wilco and one for Best Buy/Magnolia currently available, produced for Ron Howard's Beatles film.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 07, 2017 27 comments
Mobile Fidelity, best known for its superb vinyl reissues is close to releasing two made in America turntables and a phono preamplifier.

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