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October 5th, 2022

Pro-Ject Introduces Power Box RS2 Power Supply Upgrade For Select Turntables and Phono Preamps

fits 18-20V Pro-Ject phono stages and 15V D.C. turntables

By: Michael Fremer

Replaces "wall warts" with linear power supply that includes a large toroidal transformer. Blurb says: "A linear power supply consists of a massive toroidal transformer which disallows interference from the mains to negatively impact the performance of your audio gear. The built-in transformer has a much higher power reserve compared to the standard power adapter. It has very low output impedance and in combination with a large filtration capacity, it... Read More

October 5th, 2022

Pro-Ject Introduces New Debut PRO S Turntable

features 10" "S" shaped aluminum arm, TPE-damped die-cast aluminum platter

By: Michael Fremer

Busy Pro-Ject just announced yet another new turntable. The $1,199 Debut PRO S features a new 10" "S" shaped arm that includes a CNC-machined nickel-plated bearing block, removable headshell and adjustable VTA/SRA and azimuth. Also included is a die-cut aluminum platter and aluminum sub-platter.Platter removed to show subplatterThe minimalist-looking turntable features built-in electronic speed control and 33 1/3/45 push of a button control as well as... Read More

October 5th, 2022

Luxman America Introduces the PD-151 MkII Turntable

replaces 151A and includes new LTA-309 knife-edge bearing tonearm

By: Michael Fremer

Though it was shown at last Spring's Chicago AXPONA show and has been available overseas for awhile, Luxman America last month began distribution of its now PD-151 MKII turntable, which replaces the well-regarded 151A. The new model features a new, original LTA-309 tonearm featuring a knife-edge bearing originally developed by the classic Japanese brand SAEC. The new static-balanced arm features a machined aluminum arm base and VTA/SRA adjustability.The 3 speed... Read More

September 27th, 2022

Vince Guaraldi's "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus" Is Next Craft Recordings "Small Batch" One-Step AAA Release

Also announced is deluxe 2 CD, 3 LP set newly remastered, with Plangent Processed "bonus material"

By: Michael Fremer

Craft Recordings Celebrates 60th anniversary of Vince Guaraldi's Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus featuring the GRAMMY Award-winning instrumental hit "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" with a Small Batch (limited to 3000 copies) all-analog edition of the original album cut by Bernie Grundman using the original master tapes, "One-Step" processed and pressed at RTI on 180 gram NeoTech VR900 compound. Set for release February 24th, 2023, the Small... Read More

September 24th, 2022

Victrola Introduces a Sonos-Ready Turntable Series

not plastic, includes Ortofon 2M Red MM cartridge

By: Michael Fremer

Victrola just announced a series of Sonos-ready turntables, topped by the Victrola Stream Carbon shown in the photo, now available for pre-order. Additional models will follow in 2023.According to the press release, "After a single, simple setup process via a Victrola Stream app, users can control their Victrola Stream turntable from the Sonos app or the illuminated control knob...listeners will be able to send (and control the volume of) the music from a record... Read More

September 22nd, 2022

Another "Paved Paradise" Traveling Record Label Expo October 12-23

Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville, Durham, Richmond, D.C. Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cincinnati

By: Michael Fremer

Dead Oceans, Ghostly International, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group and Secretly Canadian—key indie labels— welcome Colemine Records and Sacred Bones to the lineup. "Equal parts pop-up shop, block party and Roadside fruit stand, each event will celebrate music and community through thousands of LPs , cassettes, and CDs plus hi-res listening stations from Qobuz and more", says the press release about the almost two week traveling merch show/block party. How about... Read More