LATEST ADDITIONS

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.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Richland, WA based Woodworking Solutions introduced at RMAF its Record phile LP storage cabinets. These solidly constructed units feature pull-out file cabinet style drawers, each capable of holding approximately 100 LPs. They are available in two and 4 drawer configurations and in a variety of wood finishes.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Funk Firm's Flamenca is a $1500 filament-drive, precision machined glass platter turntable/tone arm combo that includes the company's 'co-polymer "string" bearing F6 tone arm.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Thorens introduced a $1500 turntable/arm combo at RMAF
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 12, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  6 comments
The vinyl-centric Ayre Acoustics room was one of day one's analog highlights for this correspondent. The room was filled with inexpensive used vinyl from local vinyl vendor Absolute Vinyl and everyone was in a festive mood.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 10, 2013  |  6 comments
These BBC recordings from 1963 and 1964 make clear that The Beatles were, even at that early stage of their career, a skilled musical ensemble and that even then they were eager to cast off the teen-craze image created for them by Brian Epstein.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 10, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  7 comments
I write this on a WiFi equipped airplane destination Denver.

Pages

X