Michael Fremer  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  1 comments
Jonathan Monks gave me a "tour" of the new, limited edition Keith Monks Discovery One Mini record cleaning machine.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  18 comments
One of the most long awaited reissues will soon come from Mobile Fidelity. Selected room visitors had a chance to listen to a test pressing of one mastering of the legendary Kind of Blue most likely sourced from Mark Wilder's 1997 mix to analog tape from the 3 track safety copy.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  25 comments
The photo shows Clearaudio's top of the line $170,000 Statement turntable.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  4 comments
The news here is twofold: first, Music Hall will soon introduce a line of moving magnet cartridges designed by Soundsmith and second Soundsmith is manufacturing a line of moving magnet cartridges.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  2 comments
Furutech introduced at CES 2015 a MK III version of its effective de-stat brush made of goat hair and Corona discharge fibers. The new version features a Rhodium coated metal grounding sleeve that improves conductivity.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 15, 2015  |  30 comments
CES coverage will continue, but first this: the daughter of a west coast record producer who had amassed a large vinyl collection she'd inherited and wished to sell contacted me last year asking how best to do it.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 11, 2015  |  7 comments
Vana Ltd. now distributes the E.A.T. (European Audio Team) turntables and electronics. The company was founded more than ten years ago by Jozefina Krahulcova (now Lichtenegger) to produce and distribute vacuum tubes.
Michael Fremer  |  Jan 11, 2015  |  5 comments
Thorens introduces a new entry level turntable.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 11, 2015  |  6 comments
While PBN still offers its curvaceous version of VPI's Classic Direct Drive turntable, designer Peter Noerbaek's current obsession is buying up vintage Denon DP-2000, 3000, 6000 and 80 direct drive turntables and completely rebuilding them.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 11, 2015  |  1 comments
Five years after introducing the XP-25 phono preamplifier, Pass Labs's phono preamplifier designer Wayne Colburn debuted the new xS.