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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  1 comments
+Audio introduced its +Record Player at High End Munich 2017. Now the company has initiated a Kickstarter project to self-fund the +Record Player "Kickstarter Edition.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  20 comments
The lathe in the picture, located at Abbey Road Studios, is the one Miles Showell used to cut at 1/2 speed, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remix. It began life as a Neumann VMS82 DMM that according to Showell had been "...routinely stripped for spares".

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  17 comments
Technics will be showing at IFA 2017 (Berlin, Sept.1-6) a brand new edition of its legendary SP-10d direct drive turntable. The new SP-10R shown in the above picture is slated to debut in the summer of 2018.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  21 comments
Sad to report that record cleaning specialist Nitty Gritty is going out of business—and not because business is poor.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  11 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  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  11 comments
VPI Industries announced on June 29th the new $900 Cliffwood turntable, named for the New Jersey town in which VPI has been headquartered for the past 30 years.

Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2017  |  4 comments
May 30, 2017 - Buffalo, NY - Bluebird Music has been appointed North American distributor for hi-fi specialist SME Limited effective immediately.

Michael Fremer  |  May 15, 2017  |  4 comments
The mystery surrounding the April 18th visit by Ortofon's Leif Johannsen can now explained.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  11 comments
Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology Leif Johannsen and Dee Hustinova, Ortofon U.S. General Manager stopped over today to show me a brand new Ortofon cartridge the design of which Leif has just completed. I can't talk about it or show it (that's why it's in his cupped hand).

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 08, 2017  |  13 comments
VPI recently launched a new Prime Scout turntable that refines the original Scout 'table, which has been in production for many years.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 17, 2017  |  20 comments
I have a +1 invitation to the grand opening party at Third Man Records' Detroit pressing plant for Friday February 24th at 8 PM. Want to join me?

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  8 comments
Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

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 12, 2017  |  2 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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