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November 26th, 2022

Nagra Launches Its First Phono Cartridge

Manufactured "In House" As Shown in Video Tour

By: Michael Fremer

Nagra recently announced the launch of the Nagra Reference MC, its first phono cartridge. Delivery of the first production units is scheduled for December and will be available in both 4 ohm and 6 ohm internal impedance variants outputting respectively, 0.30mV@5cm/S and .45mV@5cm/S.The built in-house cartridge features a ruby cantilever mated to a titanium structure with DLC (diamond like carbon) coating. The Swiss-made stylus is a Gyger S. The double layer coil is... Read More

November 18th, 2022

Andover Audio Debuts $249 SpinStage MM/MC Phono Preamp

first in new "Soundbite" series

By: Michael Fremer

Andover Audio's new $249 (MSRP) Spinstage MM/MC phono preamp housed in a clear finish bead blasted anodized aluminum chassis features a series of design innovations rarely found in budget MM/MC phono preamps including a separate MC stage using ultra-low-noise discrete transistors in a type of transconductance topology.Another cool feature is an "aux input" that returns to users the usurped input. In other words, you can add the Spinstage and not lose a... Read More

October 25th, 2022

Ortofon Introduces Concorde Elite Mk II—a DJ Cartridge That Thinks it's For Audiophile Playback

promises a "new level of sound quality, not previously found in DJ categorized cartridges"

By: Michael Fremer

Ortofon's popular "plug and play" Concorde DJ cartridges get a sonic, visual and technical upgrade. The new nude elliptical stylus is meant for listening not "scratching".

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October 18th, 2022

Listening Event Invite and Other Industry News

west coast Wilson Alexia V debut and distribution news

By: Michael Fremer

Tracking Angle welcomes and will promote worldwide audio industry news, including store events, product launches, etc. If you have an announcement of this type you wish to publicize, send it our way. The Audio Salon, Santa Monica, CA hosts Wilson Audio's Peter McGrath who will introduce the new Alexia V loudspeaker Thursday October 20th 4PM-8PM. Space is limited and RSVP required. There are also a few limited time slots available for Friday October, 21st by... Read More

October 5th, 2022

Unboxing the new ABKCO Rolling Stones 7" singles 1963-1966 Box Set+ U-Turn Theory View

Nice box! And you'll see close up the just reviewed U-Turn Orbit Theory Turntable

By: Michael Fremer

We now can add embedded videos to stories so here's the latest YouTube video unboxing the Rolling Stones 7" 1963-1966 45rpm singles and EP box set plus a closer look at the new U-Turn Orbit Theory turntable reviewed elsewhere on this site. Read More

October 5th, 2022

Hagerman Audio Labs Updates Bugle MC Phono Preamp

4th gen MM/MC eliminated DIP switches, adds upgrades

By: Michael Fremer

The 4th generation Bugle MC Phono preamp from Hagerman Audio Labs eliminated DIP switches and moves gain and loading switches to the front panel. As the specs below indicate, the Bugle has plenty of gain for all but the very lowest MC cartridge. The previous iterations were encased in plastic. This new one is in an aluminum chassis, which probably makes for a better shielded enclosure. The price is a very reasonable $249.00Specifications40/52/58/64dB gain... Read More