LATEST ADDITIONS

Michael Fremer  |  May 22, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  10 comments
Sandwiches of thick aluminum and inlays of thick wood or other materials highlight both the Sperling's looks as well as its damping mechanism. Different species of wood are available that will affect, to some degree, the final sound.
Michael Fremer  |  May 22, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
The Primary Control is a stylish tone arm featuring a wooden arm tube and head shell. The bearing system is unique.
Michael Fremer  |  May 21, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  3 comments
Here is the second part of our Munich High End 2013 GoPro coverage.
Jon Iverson  |  May 21, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  229 comments
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Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  2 comments
I found Mr. Daniel Schuch exhibiting his girder-like tone arm on the floor of one of the big main halls. As a group of fascinated Japanese audiophiles looked on, Schuch demonstrated the workings of his pivoted tangential-tracking tonearm, which he modestly characterizes as "The perfect pick-up arm."
Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  5 comments
Music Hall's new top of the line MMF 11.1 turntable incorporates some familiar design features.
Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
The Hartvig TT Signature turntable features a 30 pound platter of aluminum and acrylic and a hardened steel bearing shaft with an aluminum base, plus a precision honed bronze bushing with a ceramic ball and Teflon thrust pad.
Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  13 comments
The Da Vinci Audio AAS Gabriel MK2 Reference Turntable is a thing of beauty to be sure. It is obviously a mass-loaded design and the build quality appears extremely high with a commensurate price tag of around $50,000.
Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
Named for a mythical Nordic eight legged horse whose name means "smooth" or "gliding", the Sleipner Reference looks and feels as smooth as its true air bearing, belt driven 20 pound aluminum platter floats and its air "bearing" arm slides.

Michael Fremer  |  May 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  7 comments
New tone arms on display at Munich's High End 2013 point towards a renewed interest in their design and execution, especially among German enthusiasts.

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