Analog

Rega RP10 Turntable

November 21, 2014
Rega RP10 Turntable

Jerold O’Brien has posted a review of the Rega RP10 turntable ($6495 Apheta MC cartridge) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “As hinted at the beginning of this review, the RP10 does reveal more music throughout the range. Transients are cleaner, the bass carries a bit more weight, and the high end is even crisper than...
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Primary Control Tonearm

November 21, 2014
Primary Control Tonearm

Richard H. Mak has posted a review of the Primary Control tonearm ($5500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “There is always a downside to anything elegant and exclusive. Just like the bespoke suits of Savile Row, the Primary Control comes with an elegant price tag. The price ranges from around $5,500 to approximately $8,000, depending...
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Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement Turntable

November 17, 2014
Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement Turntable

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement turntable ($16,895-$17,895) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “If I had the space and money it would be a no brainer to own both the AMG and the Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement. Heck if I didn’t already own the AMG it would...
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VPI Industries Classic 2 Turntable

November 16, 2014
VPI Industries Classic 2 Turntable

Oliver Amnuayphol has posted a review of the VPI Industries Classic 2 turntable ($4000) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “With a mildly retro sound to partner its totally retro looks, the VPI Classic 2 proved to be a high-performing, no-nonsense, musically capable turntable: Its warm, fulsome sound should be an outstanding match for those...
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Art Pro Audio USB Phono Plus USB Phone Stage

November 13, 2014
Art Pro Audio USB Phono Plus USB Phone Stage

Francisco Duran has posted a review of the Art Pro Audio USB Phono Plus USB phono stage ($79) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “So the question all of you are asking is the Art USB a giant killer. Well it is and it isn’t. It is for its functionality. As far as its sound...
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Koetsu Blue Onyx Phono Cartridge

November 10, 2014
Koetsu Blue Onyx Phono Cartridge

Jimmy Hughes has posted a review of the Koetsu Blue Onyx phono cartridge (£7400) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Clearly, the Blue Onyx is one magnificent cartridge. It’s among the finest you could ever hope to hear, with few peers when it comes to turning those squiggly grooves into living breathing music. You’ll listen to...
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Thomas Schick Tonearm Headshell

November 8, 2014
Thomas Schick Tonearm Headshell

Art Dudley has posted a review of the new Thomas Schick tonearm headshell (€249) in his Listening column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Because my own Schick headshell arrived only a couple of weeks before this issue’s deadline, I’ve so far had only limited experience of it. But that experience—with my Miyabi 47 (9.27gm) and...
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PTP Audio Solid9 Turntable with Audiomods Series Five Tonearm

November 7, 2014
PTP Audio Solid9 Turntable with Audiomods Series Five Tonearm

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the PTP Audio Solid9 turntable (€2550) with Audiomods Series Five tonearm ( €999) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This is a perfect set for the music lovers who do not want to look any further. Equip it with any of the aforementioned cartridges and you will be...
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Kiseki Blue NS Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

November 3, 2014
Kiseki Blue NS Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the Kiseki Blue NS moving coil phono cartridge ($2199) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Although the Kiseki Blue NS performed superbly, it isn’t anywhere near Kiseki’s top-of-the-line. But many LP-loving audiophiles might find this mid-priced phono cartridge all they need to achieve analog nirvana — as...
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Pro-Ject Signature 12 Turntable

November 2, 2014
Pro-Ject Signature 12 Turntable

Geoff Husband has posted a review of the Pro-Ject Signature 12 turntable ($11,999) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “Though it is not a turntable for everyone, it is even-handed enough not to be hyper system critical, and likewise it is not an intellectual turntable in the mold of the Blackbird and most other competition...
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Sentec EQ11 Phono Preamplifier

October 26, 2014
Sentec EQ11 Phono Preamplifier

Herb Reichert has posted a review of the Sentec EQ11 phono preamplifier ($2500) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “When I switched from the Sentec’s RIAA curve to its Columbia LP curve, I smiled and nodded my thanks. The sound wasn’t radically different—just enough to make every note more relaxed, open, and distinctly colorful. Weight and...
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Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

October 23, 2014
Einstein The Pickup Phono Cartridge

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Einstein The Pickup phono cartridge ($8500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “EINSTEIN makes some very fine products that sound every bit as much as the way they look, with great dynamics, fine resolution, superior soundstage recovery and just plain old jamming sound. You want to search...
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Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Clearaudio Ovation Turntable and Clarify Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Clearaudio Ovation turntable and Clarify tonearm (together, £4360). Their conclusions: “The Ovation’s even-handed neutrality will undoubtedly win it many new friends. The ‘magnetic bearing’ Clarify arm is clearly a good partner for the deck and together they form an impressive package. ” You...
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TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

October 22, 2014
TechDAS Air Force One Turnatble

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the TechDAS Air Force One turntable (£75,000). Their conclusions: “Irrespective of arm or cartridge used, the Air Force One is a peerless platform for vinyl. It is the most revealing analogue source we have ever heard bar the best examples of open-reel tape.” You...
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Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

October 22, 2014
Euro Audio Team E-Go Tonearm

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Euro Audio Team E-Go tonearm (£6300). Their conclusions: “EAT’s version of the Graham tonearm is as genuinely a ‘high-end’ purchase as one could make, bristling with clever details and sounding gorgeous. Best of all, it’s a unipivot free of masochism.” You can read...
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Lyra Delos Phono Cartridge

October 22, 2014
Lyra Delos Phono Cartridge

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Lyra Delos phono cartridge (£900). Their conclusions: “The Lyra Delos has abilities that transcend its price point. Technically brilliant and musically accomplished, it does everything you could reasonably expect of it, and more. Indeed it is so good that it may make prospective...
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Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge

October 22, 2014
Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Linn Kandid phono cartridge (£2960). Their conclusions: “The new Kandid betters Linn’s Akiva across the board, bringing greater insight and grip while improving still further on its musicality. Recordings appear in pin-sharp focus, yet the cartridge seems to ‘enjoy itself immensely’ while doing...
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Acoustic Solid Wood MPX Turntable

October 21, 2014
Acoustic Solid Wood MPX Turntable

Hi-Fi News and Record Review has posted a review of the Acoustic Solid Wood MPX turntable (£2075). Their conclusions: “The Acoustic Solid Wood MPX certainly adheres to the high-mass ethos but its overall construction is superb. Easy to set up and a joy to listen to, the deck simply lets its precision engineering take...
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Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP Phono Stage

October 21, 2014
Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP Phono Stage

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Evolution 610LP phono stage ($7500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Simaudio’s MOON Evolution 610LP phonostage is a fantastic addition to an analog system, offering an incredibly high price to performance ratio for the analog enthusiast that wants a cost no object phonostage in a single...
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Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

October 21, 2014
Van Alstine Vision Phono Preamplifier

Jeff Dogay has posted a review of the Van Alstine Vision phono preamplifier ($599) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Though famous for his tube designs, Frank Van Alstine is no slouch with solid state either. With passive EQ and no coupling capacitors, this American made phonostage offers no frills high performance. And MC owners take...
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