T.H.E. Show Newport 2012

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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 03, 2012  |  7 comments
Do I even have to tell you what album this is? Okay, I guess I do. It's Dave Brubeck's "time travel" masterpiece Take Five of course, about to be reissued by Acoustic Sounds as a double 45rpm edition that includes deluxe gatefold packaging


Michael Fremer  |  Jun 03, 2012  |  6 comments
VPI demoed a more polished version of the company's new $1300 Traveler turntable/tonearm combination. If this aluminum paltered turntable that new includes a removable arm sounds as good as it looks, it should be a
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 03, 2012  |  2 comments
Nothing a clean mind and heart can't cure. Actually it's an album cover for a 1950s David Oistrach violin recital album on Parliament records (PLP 118) that includes Prokofiev's "Love For Three Oranges."
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 03, 2012  |  0 comments
It's official: there was more vinyl for sale at this year's Newport show than at any show in American audio show history.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 02, 2012  |  0 comments
PBN's Olympian PX Fully Balanced Phono Preamp features a hefty outboard power supply and is fully balanced.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 02, 2012  |  3 comments
The folks who manufacture the Spin Clean record cleaning machine—the least expensive effective record cleaning device introduced a new Limited Edition "Executive Model"....
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 02, 2012  |  0 comments
Germany-based Stein Music exhibited a Benz-Micro based boron cantilevered MC phono cartridge featuring a a brass mounting structure encased in a sandwiched body of Mahogany and carbon fiber
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 01, 2012  |  7 comments
Vinyl's continuing growth and perhaps future dominance of the high performance audio scene was evident on opening day of T.H.E. Show Newport 2012.