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Michael Fremer Posted: May 14, 2016 Published: May 13, 2016 7 comments
The Tone Tool Sprocket turntable was up and running on set-up day but the complex tangential tracker was still in the box.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2017 Published: Jan 24, 2017 24 comments
Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 07, 2016 23 comments
As usual Pro-Ject introduced many new analog products at The Consumer Electronics Show, including the wall-mountable turntables shown in the photo. There's one for right handed vinyl fans and one of "lefties".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 14, 2016 Published: Jan 13, 2016 0 comments
Acoustic Signature's new Challenger Mk3 turntable, like all Acoustic Signature 'tables, is all about the mass.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 09, 2016 4 comments
Nishikawasan explains the significant upgrades to his Air Force One turntable that resulted in a new "Premium" version costing approximately $40,000 more than the standard $100,000 Air Force One (shown with SAT tone arm).

Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 12, 2016 Published: Dec 11, 2016 71 comments
We started lobbying Allsop to bring back the Orbitrac almost as soon as its demise was announced. We got no response so started a campaign on musicangle.com to no avail.

Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 28, 2016 3 comments
Channel D, purveyor of Pure Vinyl vinyl ripping software (actually the program does far more) also manufactures a line of phono preamplifiers. At AXPONA 2016 Channel D introduced the Seta Supreme, the company's most ambitious and costly phono preamplifier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2017 12 comments
In 2017 most consumers know Mark Levinson as a car audio brand. Audiophiles know it as a luxury home audio brand and older audiophiles know Mark Levinson the man.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 13, 2017 Published: Jan 12, 2017 3 comments
VTL's Luke Manley describes the design of the new TP 2.5i Phono Preamp, which costs $3750 including custom wound MC step-up transformers.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 11, 2017 10 comments
Music Hall's always cheerful Roy Hall introduced a new budget-priced $299 three-speed belt-drive turntable that includes among its many features electronic speed control, a built-in switchable MM phono preamp, a dustcover, as well as an Audio-Technica AT3600L cartridge.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 13, 2017 Published: Jan 12, 2017 16 comments
Jon Monks, son of Keith Monks who's regarded by veteran vinyl lovers as the originator of vacuum-based record cleaning machines, shows us the new DiscoveryOne.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 10, 2017 Published: Jan 09, 2017 22 comments
Pro-Ject had two rooms at CES 2017. One included a few prototypes and special "one-off" designs, including one for the band Wilco and one for Best Buy/Magnolia currently available, produced for Ron Howard's Beatles film.

Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 03, 2015 4 comments
At the 2015 Rocky Mountain Audio Festival Dan D'Agostino launched his new state of the art phono preamplifier.

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