AXPONA 2016

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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  |  8 comments
Many rooms at AXPONA 2016 featured excellent sound. The best I heard was in the ARC, Sonus Faber, AMG, Kubala-Sosna room.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 26, 2016  |  8 comments
Easily the most unusual analog-related product introduced at AXPONA 2016 was Jim Fosgate's Foz XT-R crosstalk reducer built and marketed by electronics manufacturer Jolida..

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  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.
Michael Fremer  |  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".

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 17, 2016  |  20 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.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  3 comments
This year's AXPONA Show outside of Chicago (At the O'Hare Westin Hotel) promises to be the area's best show. Coverage starts here tomorrow.