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Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
RMAF 2013 was the official audio show launch venue for Acoustic Sounds' new Super HiRez DSD and high resolution PCM digital download website.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  3 comments
Lyra, now distributed domestically by Audioquest, officially launched its new Etna phono cartridge (red, lower left) at RMAF 2013.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
Keith Monks Audio Works debuted at RMAF 2013 the Discovery One record cleaning machine, based upon a Chinese-made "replica" of a Technics SL-1200 turntable.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
High Water Sound introduced the new TW Acustic Raven Anniversary SE turntable.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Please forgive the blurry photo—not that the Piccola is a visual stunner— but this little box is packed with tech and is particularly useful for those using Channel D's Pure Vinyl™ digital RIAA compensation for vinyl ripping to high resolution digital.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Odyssey's new Suspiro MM/MC phono preamplifier is based upon two independent gain stages using wide-bandwidth FET op-amps and hand-matched to less than 0.5% in the RIAA network. Gain is switchable 40, 46, 54 and 60dB. Loading via dip switches is 50-100-1K-47kohms.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  9 comments
VPI introduced the production version of its new direct drive turntable. It features a three phase AC induction motor with computer controlled platter speed. The platter of aluminum weighs twenty two pounds. Speed accuracy is claimed to be 01% or "5 sigma" (a standard deviation statistical term) at both 33 1/3 and 45rpm.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
San Francisco based Pelotone has been named the new American Koetsu cartridge distributor. The company will also handle all Koetsu re-tipping. Shown is the $10,950 Koetsu Azul. Mounted on a top of the Pro-Ject line Signature turntable, driving Doshi electronics and a pair of Wilson Alexia speakers, the Azul produced some of the sweetest, yet most detailed sound heard at RMAF 2013.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
Music Hall's new, striking- looking Ikura turntable is going into production. The Ikura is a split-plinth design, with the motor located on a lower platform (not shown in photo) isolated via points from the main plinth. It includes a Pro-Ject sourced alloy tone arm, the sound of which Music Hall preferred to the carbon fiber arm.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
First introduced at Munich's High End show last May, Acoustic Signature's Wow! turntable is now available in the United States.

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