Analog

Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable

July 25, 2014
Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable ($250) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “The AT-LP120-USB is extremely well made, packaged and presented equally well, including excellent instructions for both vinyl playback and computer interface, and with its generous accessories should make casual vinyl spinners very happy with their purchase.” You...
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Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil Cartridge

July 24, 2014
Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil Cartridge

Panagiotis Karavitis has posted a review of the Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil cartridge ($2800) at Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Back in the days of vinyl glory Ikeda and Fidelity Research built reputations for low distortion, natural sounding cartridges. The humble PMC-1 did not make a bad impression playing...
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Kiseki N.O.S. Purpleheart Phono Cartridge

July 24, 2014
Kiseki N.O.S. Purpleheart Phono Cartridge

Domenico Pizzamiglio has posted a review of the Kiseki N.O.S. Purpleheart phono cartridge at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “Some people may think that all the cartridges I have tested lately were fine. Well yes, it is very hard to express with words what ears hear. It is also true that all the prices are...
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TechDAS Titanium Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

July 21, 2014
TechDAS Titanium Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Ken Kessler has posted a review of the TechDAS Titanium moving coil phono cartridge (£8750) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “If a division exists between classic moving-coils such as Koetsus and Denons versus the 21st century school, TechDAS’s TDC01 Ti decisively falls under the later heading. It is super-precise, ear-opening detaiiled...
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Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable

July 21, 2014
Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable

Chris Beeching has posted a review of the Clearaudio Performance DC turntable (£2495 including cartridge) at The Ear. His conclusions: “So, after a couple of months in my system, does this Clearaudio combo have any failings? Well, setting up, to get the very best out of it can take some time and care, but...
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Dr. Feickert Analogue Woodpecker Turntable

July 18, 2014
Dr. Feickert Analogue Woodpecker Turntable

Andre Jennings has posted a review of the Dr. Feickert Analogue Woodpecker turntable ($6500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The Woodpecker Package has proven itself to be a very capable platform for vinyl playback. Its High Inertia Platter, updated drive system, redesigned bearing, quick-release sliding-tonearm mounting system, and Acoustical Systems Arché headshell combine...
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Kiseki PurpleHeart MC Phono Cartridge

July 17, 2014
Kiseki PurpleHeart MC Phono Cartridge

Robert Levi has posted a review of the Kiseki PurpleHeart MC Phono Cartridge ($3199) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. Phono Cartridge truly is an outstanding cartridge, excelling to the limits of perfection in several parameters, and merely excellent in all others. There is no other cartridge in its price range...
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AMG Viella 12 Turntable

July 16, 2014
AMG Viella 12 Turntable

Frank Hakopians has posted a review of the AMG Viella 12 turntable (€12,800) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Should one call the Viella an exercise in high design, a precision tool or a time machine? Truth be told, I could care less as long as this much data is mined from the depths of the...
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VPI 3D-Printed Tonearm

July 15, 2014
VPI 3D-Printed Tonearm

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the VPI’s 3D-printed tonearm ($3000) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Of course, if you already have a JMW 10.5 or 12.7 on your deck, now you should be laughing. That, and wondering where you are going to find the requisite cash for your new 3D armtop,...
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VPI Industries Classic Direct Turntable

July 14, 2014
VPI Industries Classic Direct Turntable

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the VPI Classic Direct turntable ($30,000) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “As it stands, the Classic Direct is by far the most impressive ‘table I’ve used at home, helped in no small part by the sheer excellence of its 3D tonearm. The turntable delivers a ghostly...
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Hanss Acoustics T-30 Turntable

July 14, 2014
Hanss Acoustics T-30 Turntable

Panagiotis Karavitis has posted a review of the Hanss Acoustics T-30 turntable ($5900) at Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Over the last month and a half, the Hanss T-30 equipped with the UNV-2 tonearm kept me company, and it was a true joy to listen and to look at. Definitely a well-engineered...
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Kuzma Stogi S SE 12″ Tonearm with VTA Tower

July 13, 2014
Kuzma Stogi S SE 12″ Tonearm with VTA Tower

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Kuzma Stogi S SE 12″ Tonearm with VTA Tower ($3150) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “The Stogi S combines relative simplicity with complete adjustability. It can handle a wide range of cartridge weights up to 15 grams. It allows for robust mechanical damping and so doesn’t wobble...
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Thales TTT-Compact Turntable and Simplicity Mk2 Tonearm

July 9, 2014
Thales TTT-Compact Turntable and Simplicity Mk2 Tonearm

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Thales TTT-Compact turntable (~€10,850) with Thales LeviBase (~€2062) and Thales Simplicity Mk2 tonearm (~€7975) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “But there is something no other turntable that I’ve heard can offer: the sound we get from such a small form factor is similar to what we...
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The Funk Firm Little Super Deck Turntable and F5 Tonearm

July 9, 2014
The Funk Firm Little Super Deck Turntable and F5 Tonearm

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Funk Firm Little Super Deck turntable and F5 tonearm (together, ~€2000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Funk follows the path of Rega and Linn where the most attention is focused on the key elements of the design such as bearings, for instance, and the rest are...
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Benz Micro Silver Phono Cartridge

July 8, 2014
Benz Micro Silver Phono Cartridge

Chris Templer has posted a review of the Benz Micro Silver phono cartridge (€288) at TNT-Audio. His conclusions: “This was a rather fraught experience as the Benz Micro Silver produced a somewhat different experience from expectations. The cartridge is smooth and detailed with a perceptible high frequency lift and a clear tight bass which...
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Analogue Works Turntable One and Design/Build/Listen The Wand Tonearm

July 7, 2014
Analogue Works Turntable One and Design/Build/Listen The Wand Tonearm

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Analogue Works Turntable One turntable (£799) and Design/Build/Listen The Wand tonearm (£795) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “That’s the thing about the Turntable One, especially with The Wand in place. It’s fun, unpretentious, fun, precise, fun, and fun. Like the Spacedeck and the Interspace, it doesn’t gloss...
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Music Hall MMF-11.1 Turntable

July 6, 2014
Music Hall MMF-11.1 Turntable

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Music Hall MMF-11.1 turntable ($4495) at AnalogPlanet. His conclusions: “If you mostly play rock the MMF 11.1 might not be for you, but if you listen mostly to acoustic music—jazz, folk and classical, it’s definitely worthy of your attention. On the other hand, with the Titan...
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Constellation Audio Perseus Phono Stage

July 5, 2014
Constellation Audio Perseus Phono Stage

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Constellation Audio Perseus phono stage (£27,500) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Perseus is ultimately musically unflappable, and if it were a book, it would be un-put-downable. Tonally, it’s a perfect match with the other Constellation Audio equipment; not the pinched and pushed forward presentation so common today,...
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Plinius Koru Phono Stage

July 3, 2014
Plinius Koru Phono Stage

Rob Johnson has posted a review of the Plinius Koru phono stage ($3900) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The biggest question is whether or not the $3,900 that the Koru will cost you is commensurate with the quality you expect at that price point. It is guaranteed to provide years of reliable playback (so says...
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Stein Music’s Aventurin 6 Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

July 3, 2014
Stein Music’s Aventurin 6 Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the Stein Music Adventurin 6 moving-coil phono cartridge ($6500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “As is evident from the above comments, the Aventurin 6 is a great moving-coil cartridge. In my VPI analog rig, I have yet to find an LP that makes it mistrack. At...
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