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Mike Mettler  |  May 20, 2024  |  7 comments

So many companies, so little time. The AP team didn’t get to spend as much time with everybody at High End Munich 2024 as we would have liked to, so we’ve been doing some post-show follow-ups to cover as many analog bases as we can. The company we’re highlighting today is Benny Audio, founded in 2017 and based in Gliwice, Poland. Their new Odyssey turntable, which was a prototype in 2023, was on display at the show, and is now officially in production. Read on to learn all about the Odyssey’s features and specs. . .

Mark Smotroff  |  May 17, 2024  |  6 comments

Joseph Henry Burnett III is not exactly a household name for most people these days, and that’s a shame. Under his T Bone Burnett sobriquet, he’s turned in a lifetime of work that has placed this legendary musician, composer, and producer in the crosshairs of the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, Robert Plant, and Alison Krauss (to name but a few). He’s also just released a new solo album, The Other Side, that’s one of the best LPs we’ve heard so far this year. Read Mark Smotroff’s review to see why both sides of The Other Side belong on your turntable. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 16, 2024  |  6 comments

We’ve still got plenty to report about what we saw and heard at High End Munich 2024, so let’s continue on that tract. Today, we’re going to delve into the TechDAS Air Force V Premium turntable, which was part of an impressive demo system put together by Swedish amplifier designer Engstrom. Read on to see all the specs and features of one of the top-shelf tables from TechDAS. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 15, 2024  |  7 comments

Gaucho is the fifth entry in Analogue Productions' comprehensive 200g 45rpm 2LP Steely Dan UHQR reissue series, and this one has been sourced from a 1980 analog tape copy originally EQ'd by Bob Ludwig, who also mastered the original album itself. Read AP editor Mike Mettler’s in-depth review to find out if the new Gaucho UHQR improves upon the original release’s Grammy-winning sonics. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 13, 2024  |  3 comments

High End Munich 2024 is officially in the books, but our coverage continues onward. Today, we take a look at Luphonic’s R2 turntable. The R2 is the German manufacturer’s just-introduced, more affordable alternative to their top-tier R3 model. Read on to glean the R2’s feature set and SRP options. . .

Mark Smotroff  |  May 10, 2024  |  3 comments

Pearl Jam’s first studio album in four years, Dark Matter, is chock full of the kind of hard-edge songs that made the band great when they first burst onto the rock scene in the early 1990s. Read Mark Smotroff’s review to see if the Dark Matter LP passes audiophile muster. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 09, 2024  |  5 comments

High End Munich 2024 is in full swing, and we’re all over it. Today, we’re taking a look at a stunningly cool collaboration between Technics and Lamborghini that’s resulted in the SL-1200M7B limited edition turntable. Read on to see how these two iconic international brands came together to create such a striking table, as well as what the cool extras that come with it are. . .

Mike Mettler  |  May 08, 2024  |  5 comments

High End Munich 2024 is officially getting underway across the Pond in just a few hours, but we have some more cool new products to look at before the doors open on the show. Today, we’re going to look at a pair of upcoming products from Gryphon — namely, their Apollo turntable and Siren phono preamp. Read on to see what you can expect from both the Apollo and the Siren. . .

Ken Micallef  |  May 06, 2024  |  1 comments

Rekkord Audio carries the torch of meticulous German craftsmanship, so we wanted to see if their flagship M600 high-end manual subchassis turntable backs up that claim. Read Ken Micallef’s review to see if the M600 is capable of delivering music with energy, drive, focused imaging, and bass lucidity. . .

Mark Smotroff  |  May 04, 2024  |  2 comments

Part 2 of our RSD 2024 Short Cuts roundup focuses on a pair of Holy Grail releases for reviewer Mark Smotroff — Gandalf’s self-titled 1969 debut and Parliament’s own 1970 debut, Osmium, the latter of which is now expanded into a 2LP Deluxe Edition. Read on to see if either or both of these RSD offerings are worthwhile additions to your own collection. . .

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