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Going back to Vinyl...

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    A little something for collectors.................

    Vintage Heathkit AR-14 solid-state stereo receiver
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    Published on Mar 19, 2017
    Sold as a kit by Heathkit in the late '60s and early '70s -- as shown on page 18 of the 1971 Heathkit catalog: http://www.americanradiohistory.com/A...

    Also featured in the video are my Kenwood LSK-02K speakers, Panasonic RS-608D cassette deck and Realistic TM-152 AM Stereo tuner.
     
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    An Audio Porn Experiment!
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    Published on Mar 19, 2017
    Bert Kaempfert knew how to produce chipper, "feel good" "stick to your brain" tunes that were often used as game show theme songs. He also made sure the sonics were spectacular. So here's the experiment: here is "That Happy Feeling" twice sourced from the same 45rpm 12" EP issued in 2004 by the German audio magazine image hifi, from the original master tapes. Your job is to first decide if it's the same transfer played twice (the video is identical), or if these are two different transfers with something changed in the recording chain. If you think they sound identical, please weigh in. Likewise if you think they sound different. And if you think they sound different please say in what way (s). In any case I think you'l find the sound amazing and intoxicating in a very "chipper" way! Don't bother comparing on your phone or iPad!
     
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    A cheap USB cassette deck that actually sounds good!
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    Published on Jan 2, 2017
    Another Non-Audiophile-Approved equipment review -- this time of a USB cassette deck whose sound quality really surprised me -- in a good way!

    Download the audio samples in uncompressed .WAV format:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_o...
     
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    AnalogPlanet Visits Fabled Los Angeles Recording And Mastering Studios
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    Published on Mar 25, 2017
    At the end of February analogPlanet editor Michael Fremer went on a whirlwind two day tour of fabled Los Angeles area recording studios Village Recorder, East-West, Groove Master and up in Malibu, Rick Rubin's Shangri-La, escorted by Transaudio Group's Brad Lunde and Zach Winterfeld. Can you guess which speaker brand they sell in the pro audio world (and the pro audio world obviously likes)?

    Also stopped by to say "hello" to scoring engineer/mixer Alan Meyerson and vinyl mastering engineer Eric Boulanger who's set up shop at Sony Pictures. On the itinerary as well was a visit to Mark Needham's home-based mixing facility. His name may not be familiar but his clients and work surely are!

    While at Village Recorder in West Los Angeles (tour hosted by studio manager Tina Morris) we encountered veteran engineer Ed Cherney and completely by chance, barged into a Lyn Stanley recording session.

    Unfortunately our visit to East-West the studio Bill Putnam built for Frank Sinatra was curtailed because Dave Grohl and the other Foo Fighters were busy at work in the big room. So next time!

    One thing made obvious by this visit was that while how the studios are now used has changed over the years, fortunately they are still very busy. Major groups were recording at all of these facilities. After all, you can only do so much recording to a laptop in your kitchen.
     
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    Record Store Day 2017: What You NEED to Know!
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    Published on Mar 28, 2017
    ▶RSD 2017 LIST
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    RECORD STORE DAY 2017 PICKS!!!!
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    Published on Mar 28, 2017
    Here are my picks for records I'm looking out for this coming Record Store Day!

    Full RSD list: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRele...

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    Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?
     
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    Record Store Day 2017 - The ESSENTIAL Guide
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    Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Record Store Day 2017 is a month away, but you should start prepping for it ASAP! In this video, I share with you my tips and tricks to ensure that you have an awesome RSD experience. I also go through my picks and highlights from the list of RSD Exclusives that I think you should put on your radar.

    Please leave a comment and tell me what YOU are exited to try and score!

    Last, but certainly not least, this year marks the first ever OFFICIAL Too Many Records Record Store Day MEET-UP! Any of you Los Angeles viewers should meet me in line at AMOEBA MUSIC in Hollywood. We'll be making a video during and after the event, and we can chat about music or whatever else your heart desires. I look forward to hanging with you all!

    Behind the Scenes at Amoeba RSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eel5b...

    The Record Store Day List:
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    An Audio Porn Experiment Part #2
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    Published on Mar 30, 2017
    Some of you noted that the second audio file in the "Audio Porn Experiment" sounded louder. You were correct, but that wasn't the "experiment" nor was that intended. So for that I apologize. I still don't know how that happened. So yes, the two files were different but not only in volume. The variable was the power conditioner into which all of the equipment was plugged and that is the only difference. Usually the "louder and brighter" wins these comparisons, which is why some speaker manufacturers 'goose' the top end of their designs and why in the "old days" unscrupulous audio stores with speaker switching devices, sometimes "padded down" the volume on the speaker they didn't want you to buy. That was not the intent here! Yet it's interesting to note that the higher volume and brighter sound of the louder second file did not sway many of you. There are GOOD LISTENERS on analogPlanet's YouTube channel! So now, here is the same experiment, identically done, but for whatever reason, this time the levels closely matched! So again, which, if either one, do you prefer and why—this time knowing the variable was the power cond? The identity
     
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    Pfan-Stat record cleaning spray put to the test
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    Published on Apr 18, 2017
    Can Pfanstiehl's Pfan-Stat anti-static record cleaning fluid rescue a terribly dusty 50 cent thrift store record and tame terribly staticky Soviet vinyl? Let's find out!
     
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    AnalogPlanet Visits the AXPONA 2017 Marketplace
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    Published on Apr 22, 2017
    Take a walk through this year's AXPONA marketplace. It's where vinyl vendors and audio dreamers show and sell their hi-fi goods. Always good for seeing the "up and coming" and for a few good laughs
     
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    Record Store Day: April 22, 2017
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