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Michael Fremer  |  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".

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  4 comments
At CES 2016 Australian brand Continuum Audio Labs debuted and demoed the Obsidian, its first new turntable in more than a half decade.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 25, 2015  |  6 comments
Waxrax CNC machines from solid aluminum this easy to grip 45rpm adapter.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 10, 2015  |  7 comments
Kate Koeppel Design in collaboration with GDS Cloth Goods has just introduced The Record Tote— an LP bag Taylor Swift and every style conscious vinyl fanatic will want be seen with.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  First Published: Oct 03, 2015  |  6 comments
At the 2015 Rocky Mountain Audio Festival Dan D'Agostino launched his new state of the art phono preamplifier.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  1 comments
Putting in monetary perspective this $1095, 45 watt RMS mono block all-tube amplifier kit manufactured in Detroit, Michigan USA: back in 1960 a Dynakit Mark IV 40 watt mono block all-tube amplifier kit manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA cost $60. That's about $500 in today's dollars.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 12, 2013  |  10 comments
Parasound today introduced the John Curl designed JC3+ phono preamplifier, an improved version of the highly regarded JC3. The original JC3 proved problematic for cartridge loading fetishists in that it offered limited fixed moving coil loading of 100ohms or "wide open" 47kOhms chosen via via custom-made NKK selector switches with gold-on-silver contacts.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 10, 2013  |  29 comments
VPI Industries today announced "The Nomad" a $995 "all in one" system consisting of a turntable that borrows the Traveler's plinth and platter assembly and includes a new less costly 10" aluminum gimbaled tonearm as well as a custom phono preamplifier and headphone amplifier.

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  |  Sep 20, 2013  |  4 comments
VPI just announced a new record cleaning machine, the MW-1 Cyclone. The new $1000 record cleaning machine shares the 16.5's shape but is of aluminum and has a removable lid rather than one that's hinged. Its bi-directional platter functions with the vacuum off or on.

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