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Michael Fremer  |  May 10, 2016  |  4 comments
Designer Louis Desjardins explains the new D.C. accumulator power supply for the top of the line Pro turntable.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Premium headphone company Master & Dynamic showed a VPI sourced Player turntable variant fitted with a fuzzy "vegan leather" base covering. It's not for sale but rather the headphone-amp equipped 'table will be available to distributors and dealers worldwide to demonstrate the company's headphones.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 29, 2016  |  17 comments
-- Sardinia, Italy July 29th, 2016: At the WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention, McIntosh introduced a new moderately priced $2000 remote controlled MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with built-in A/D converter.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  14 comments
Binghamton, NY— On January 24th, 2019 McIntosh announced a snazzy-looking new integrated turntable featuring a built-in tube preamplifier and phono preamplifier and amplifier with both analog and digital inputs, Bluetooth, loudspeaker and subwoofer outputs and a
Michael Fremer  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  12 comments
Merrill-Williams Audio LLC of Memphis, Tennesseejust introduced the latest version of its celebrated R.E.A.L. turntable, the model 101.3. The R.E.A.L. 101.3 retains the essential elements of the 101 and 101.2 models while adding fundamental improvements.

Michael Fremer  |  May 06, 2016  |  6 comments
ELAC celebrates 90 years by bringing back the storied Miracord brand (minus Benjamin).

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  27 comments
Mobile Fidelity, best known for its superb vinyl reissues is close to releasing two made in America turntables and a phono preamplifier.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  9 comments
Mobile Fidelity's long-awaited line of analog-related electronics, turntables and cartridges announced some time ago and shown at various consumer and trade shows is now available.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  8 comments
Grand Prix Audio's Alvin Lloyd talks about the NextGen Monaco turntable, which is a direct drive design that takes speed accuracy to the max.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 13, 2016  |  12 comments
Music Hall's Roy Hall stepped away long enough from the sauce to show me the significantly updated 2016 turntable line.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  6 comments
The Vinyl Styl line of record care accessories distributed by Alliance is a throwback to the days when you'd find many of these items at the check-out counter of your favorite record store.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  2 comments
TechDAS introduced the new Model V turntable at the Tokyo Audio Show 2017. Like the more expensive Ar Force turntables, the new compact turntable features an air bearing, vacuum hold-down platter. Unlike the more costly TechDas turntables the Model V does not feature an outboard motor, nor does it include a suspension system.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Thanks to my old pal Ken Kessler who recently visited the Tokyo TechDAS factory, here's a photo he took of the new TechDAS Air Force Two turntable.
Michael Fremer  |  Jan 10, 2016  |  51 comments
So much nonsense and bitching posted on the Internet about this new turntable, with people claiming it's an SL-1200 Mk2 re-introduction but at a much higher price.

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