Munich 2014

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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 11, 2014  |  30 comments
These handmade dry record brushes of natural cashmere goat hair are a cooperative effort between Levin Designs and a traditional brushmaker located in the restored Schloss Burg (palace castle) located in Solingen, Germany.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2014  |  0 comments
Acoustical Systems, manufacturer of the SMARTractor alignment gauge, AXIOM Tonearms and other analog products introduced a liquid damped reflex-type clamp with integral strobe scale.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2014  |  4 comments
This massive arm of a special carbon fiber laminate from Swedish Analog Technologies appears to take its general inspiration from SME’s Model V but uses brass and composite materials as well as a more traditional mounting system.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 06, 2014  |  5 comments
Phasemation is a “pet” project of a Japanese industrialist-audiophile who uses his company’s manufacturing prowess (Kyodo Denshi Engineering Co., Ltd) to design and build high performance audio products including a three chassis phono preamp currently under review by me for Stereophile. The company’s specialty is precision measurement equipment for the IT industry.

Michael Fremer  |  May 18, 2014  |  2 comments
Tri-Planar's new SE version of its 10" tonearm (Mk. VII edition) features a shorter version of its damped carbon fiber arm tube found on the U12 model.

Michael Fremer  |  May 18, 2014  |  0 comments
The new Brinkmann Spyder’s hub construction allows you to have from one to four tonearms.
Michael Fremer  |  May 18, 2014  |  0 comments
AMG introduced $5000 battery powered phono preamplifier at HE 2014 with circuit designed by Michael Yee featuring both RCA and XLR inputs.
Michael Fremer  |  May 18, 2014  |  1 comments
Turntable and tonearm manufacturer AMG debuted the $9,900 Giro turntable, which comes complete with 9" AMG 9W2 tonearm
Michael Fremer  |  May 17, 2014  |  8 comments
Days of posting will be required to provide for you all of the analog news at Munich's High End Show this year. There's so much to report both with still photos and videos.
Michael Fremer  |  May 16, 2014  |  0 comments
Durand added the new lower priced Kairos to its line of unipivot arms.
Michael Fremer  |  May 16, 2014  |  5 comments
South Korea based KLAUDIO (as in "Claudio" not "KL Audio") demoed a new add-on "record changer" mechanism for its KD-CLN-LP200 ultrasonic cleaning machine.
Michael Fremer  |  May 15, 2014  |  7 comments
Pro-Ject introduced its new, upgraded RPM line of turntables at Munich's High End Show. The RPM 1 now features a new carbon fiber over aluminum arm tube as well as a new magnetic repulsion anti-skating system. The price will go up some but the exact price has yet to be announced.

Michael Fremer  |  May 15, 2014  |  6 comments
Behind closed doors Ortofon's Leif Johannsen introduced me to the new Quintet moving coil cartridge lineup as well as other new products and an off the record look at some upcoming Ortofon projects.

Michael Fremer  |  May 13, 2014  |  4 comments
Coverage of Munich's High End Show, arguably the world's largest and best audio show begins Thursday, May 15th with tweets during the day (@analogplanet) and posts at night. Stay tuned!

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