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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 29, 2016 17 comments
-- Sardinia, Italy July 29th, 2016: At the WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention, McIntosh introduced a new moderately priced $2000 remote controlled MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with built-in A/D converter.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 05, 2016 3 comments
The extensive Edwards Audio turntable line uses some O.E.M. Rega parts plus many Edwards manufactures.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 17, 2016 4 comments
Ortofon's Leif Johannsen Shows us two new lower priced Ortofon SPU cartridges and a new step up transformer introduced at Munich High End 2016.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 15, 2016 1 comments
Turntable designer/manufacturer Johnnie Bergmann gives analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer a "tour" of the new Bergmann Galder turntable—his first without an arm (shown here with Dynavector arm).

Michael Fremer Posted: May 15, 2016 Published: May 14, 2016 2 comments
Kondo introduced the GE-10, its first new phono preamplifier in many years.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 14, 2016 Published: May 13, 2016 7 comments
The Tone Tool Sprocket turntable was up and running on set-up day but the complex tangential tracker was still in the box.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 12, 2016 6 comments
The original iPhono priced at $399 was an incredibly well-designed, versatile and fine sounding phono preamp.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 11, 2016 Published: May 10, 2016 4 comments
Designer Louis Desjardins explains the new D.C. accumulator power supply for the top of the line Pro turntable.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 09, 2016 4 comments
Nishikawasan explains the significant upgrades to his Air Force One turntable that resulted in a new "Premium" version costing approximately $40,000 more than the standard $100,000 Air Force One (shown with SAT tone arm).

Michael Fremer Posted: May 09, 2016 6 comments
See and hear described new and upgraded turntables from Thorens L'Art du Son, Mobile Fidelity, Thales, Landmesser Audio and Blackstone. A translating glitch leaves the impression that Blackstone's Pabst motors are new. They are new old stock, not newly manufactured ones.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 07, 2016 Published: May 06, 2016 6 comments
ELAC celebrates 90 years by bringing back the storied Miracord brand (minus Benjamin).

Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 29, 2016 Published: Apr 28, 2016 25 comments
Soundsmith’s Peter Ledermann has been designing and building “fixed coil” cartridges for many years, beginning when he was asked by customers to “back engineer” a B&O design used in that company’s “plug in” cartridge tone arms.

Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 28, 2016 3 comments
Channel D, purveyor of Pure Vinyl vinyl ripping software (actually the program does far more) also manufactures a line of phono preamplifiers. At AXPONA 2016 Channel D introduced the Seta Supreme, the company's most ambitious and costly phono preamplifier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 28, 2016 Published: Apr 27, 2016 18 comments
Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger couldn't wait for next week's Munich show where he will hold a twenty fifth anniversary press conference and debut this handsome new turntable. Instead he flew to New York and debuted it first at the World of McIntosh (WOMA) townhouse.

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