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

Michael Fremer  |  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  |  May 12, 2016  |  7 comments
The original iPhono priced at $399 was an incredibly well-designed, versatile and fine sounding phono preamp.

Michael Fremer  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  May 07, 2016  |  First Published: May 08, 2016  |  11 comments
Michael Fremer  |  May 06, 2016  |  6 comments
ELAC celebrates 90 years by bringing back the storied Miracord brand (minus Benjamin).

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  26 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  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 29, 2016  |  30 comments
News at this past year’s International Consumer Electronics Show that “novelty” turntable manufacturer Crosley was introducing a pair of quality turntables built for the company by Pro-Ject drew me to the “ZOO” to check them out.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2016  |  10 comments
Mark Döhmann designed the Helix 1 turntable in Australia. Frank Schröder designed the unique tone arm in Germany. Both are built by THRAX Audio in Sofia, Bulgaria. This video shows you why.

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