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Mike Mettler  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  11 comments

One day closer to AXPONA means we still have time for at least one more product preview, and today’s subject is the noted Lithuanian company Aidas and their Mammoth Gold Tusk Limited Edition cartridge — a.k.a., the Tusk. Read on to see more about this fine-looking and truly limited edition cart. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Apr 08, 2024  |  1 comments

With AXPONA now only just a few days away, we’re continuing onward with our new-gear preview series, right up until we arrive at the show itself. Today, we zero in on some exciting news from the Poland-based company J.Sikora, who have announced the unveiling of the 15th Anniversary Edition of their Standard Max turntable as a “worldwide premiere” at AXPONA. Read on to see what to expect from this limited-edition anniversary table. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Apr 04, 2024  |  4 comments

Continuing with our AXPONA gear preview, we next turn our inquiring eyes and ears toward the Belleson Brilliance phono preamp, a product the company had been developing for a number of years. Read on to see what the Greer, South Carolina-based company known for their high-performance voltage regulators have finally brought to fruition with the Brilliance . . .

Mike Mettler  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  5 comments

With AXPONA a little over a week away, we wanted to get an early jump on looking at some of the cool new products we expect to be checking out firsthand at the show. First up, we’re already quite intrigued by French manufacturer Analog Audio Design’s TP-1000 reel-to-reel player, which is finally making its stateside debut after being introduced in Munich last year. Read on to see all the cool features and specs of the TP-1000. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  7 comments

Cyrus Audio continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary with an update of one of their Signature (pun intended) products, which is now duly dubbed the Classic PHONO preamp. Read on to find out more about the British company’s latest anniversary gear update. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  9 comments

While we have indeed been focused on featuring more reasonably priced gear here on AP of late, we do still want to recognize some higher-end, high-caliber products as well — besides, we love looking at aspirational gear as much as most audiophiles do, you know? With that in mind, we turn our lens onto the Nagra Reference turntable, a truly high-end model if ever there was. Read on to see all the specs and features that make this table worthy of joining Nagra’s impressive Reference line — and, oh yeah, to also find out what its not-so-insignificant SRP happens to be. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  4 comments

While I was rereading our most recent Table Toppers feature over the weekend and saw the brief mention of a Nottingham Analogue Spacedeck turntable, I wanted to circle back and find out more about this admittedly heavy-duty table. Read on to see what the Spacedeck entails and what else this cosmically nomenclature-inclined British company has to offer. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  11 comments

As much as we truly love reviewing, admiring, reporting on, and listening to high-end turntables, we also have a duty to inform the AP audience about more affordable options for the newbies and budding audiophiles amongst us — and that leads right into today’s subject, the Majority Moto turntable. Read on to see more about the feature set of the Bluetooth-enabled Moto table, and find out how affordable it actually is. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 07, 2024  |  4 comments

Clearaudio sure have a notable signature style when it comes to their high-end turntables, and they’ve just announced a special edition of their Concept Signature table — redubbed more simply as the Signature turntable — that has been made both specifically and exclusively for the U.S. market, and it will be distributed stateside by Musical Surroundings. Read on to see what Clearaudio’s Q2-arriving stateside Signature table has to offer. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 06, 2024  |  1 comments

Lenco and turntable expertise go hand in hand — and now, the venerable Swiss manufacturer is poised to reinforce that fact with the flagship entry in their Expertise line, the LBT-345WA turntable. Read on to see more of the specs and features for the new LBT-345WA table. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 04, 2024  |  5 comments

As many of you know, Rekkord turntables have been handcrafted in the company’s factory/facility in the Black Forest in Germany for the better part of a half-century. Back in November 2022, Rekkord garnered a new North American distribution deal with VANA, with the intention of making a combination of fully automatic and manual tables available over the course of the following year-plus — and now, it’s finally time for the Rekkord M600 to stake its claim in the domestic marketplace. Read on to see what’s what with the features and specs for the top-of-the-line M600. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  5 comments
A Dutch company, Mola Mola was known in the formative mid-2010s for their preamp, power amp, and integrated amp predilections — plus some DAC work as well — and now they’re doubling down on branching out even further into the analog realm with the standalone Lupe phono preamp. Read on to see what the Lupe offers for both MM and MC cartridge deployment accordingly. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 26, 2024  |  2 comments

A lot of cool analog gear was seen and heard at the recent Florida International Audio Expo in Tampa, and one of the just-introduced products that caught both our eyes and ears there was Pro-Ject’s new T2 Super Phono turntable. Read on to see what the latest addition to Pro-Ject’s T series has to offer. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 21, 2024  |  11 comments

Since an LP regularly spins a full 360 degrees, it only seems logical that someone would capitalize on the concept for a model number — and that’s what noted British electronics manufacturer Exposure has done with their new 360 turntable. Read on to see more about the specs and features for Exposure’s very first turntable in 50 years of making gear. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  17 comments

Origin Live knows turntables, so it’s no surprise that the British company has just announced the launch of their new Strata multilayer platter mat, a universal upgrade for all turntables. Read on to see the design philosophies behind the Strata and why it might be worth taking its rightful place on top of your own table. . .

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