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Michael Fremer  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  4 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.
Michael Fremer  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  3 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.

Michael Fremer  |  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  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  29 comments
At CES 2019 Technics expanded its turntable line with the introduction of the SL-1500C "complete" turntable with built-in MM phono preamplifier as well as a new SL-1200MK7—the company's first new standard DJ turntable in approximately 9 years.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  First Published: Oct 03, 2015  |  4 comments
At the 2015 Rocky Mountain Audio Festival Dan D'Agostino launched his new state of the art phono preamplifier.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 09, 2016  |  7 comments
The Audio Research Reference Phono 3 is a new design from the chassis outside to the circuitry inside.

Michael Fremer  |  May 15, 2016  |  1 comments
Turntable designer/manufacturer Johnnie Bergmann gives analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer a "tour" of the new Bergmann Galder turntable—his first without an arm (shown here with Dynavector arm).

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 10, 2016  |  18 comments
Seeing Crosley's C10 turntable at last fall's WAX event in the Capitol Tower parking lot, was a highlight of that record fair. Built for the company by Pro-Ject, the C10 appeared to demonstrate Crosley's commitment to higher quality vinyl playback.

Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2017  |  5 comments
May 30, 2017 - Buffalo, NY - Bluebird Music has been appointed North American distributor for hi-fi specialist SME Limited effective immediately.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2016  |  10 comments
Mark Döhmann designed the Helix 1 turntable in Australia. Frank Schröder designed the unique tone arm in Germany. Both are built by THRAX Audio in Sofia, Bulgaria. This video shows you why.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 05, 2019  |  6 comments
Domino has just re-issued two of The Buzzcocks’ four albums with the sticker on the masterful classic a different kind of tension reading “Sourcing the original ¼” tapes for the first time since the original 1979 release.”

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 14, 2016  |  14 comments
Analog was well-represented at CES 2016. It was at "The Zoo" as we "affectionately" call the main convention center and of course at The Venetian where high performance audio resides.

Best Sound

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  5 comments
The Huei is based on Chord Electronics’ high-end, award-winning Symphonic MC phono stage. While the Symphonic offered MC compatibility only, the Huei offers both MC and MM compatibility, opening the world of Chord high end analog playback to everyone listening to vinyl.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 19, 2016  |  38 comments
Cleanervinyl.com's cavitation-based record cleaning system consists of the One single LP powered cleaning device ($189), the Pro ($389), which allows you to simultaneously clean up to a dozen records, and the $129 Dry, fan-based record dryer. You also need to get a PS-30A Ultrasonic Cleaner, which sells on EBay for around $150 or $169 through Cleanervinyl.com.

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