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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
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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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    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!

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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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    Published on Apr 22, 2017
     
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    At AXPONA Phono Preamp Designers Rob Robinson and Ron Sutherland
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    Published on Apr 28, 2017
    At AXPONA 2017 Rob Robinson and Ron Sutherland walk AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer through their latest phono preamplifier designs.
     
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    Mat Weisfeld and VPI Prime Scout Turntable at AXPONA 2017
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    Published on Apr 28, 2017
    Matt Weisfeld, President of VPI Industries, discusses the new VPI Prime Scout turntable that debuted at AXPONA 2017.


     
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    Vinyl Finds Of All Kinds #47
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    Published on Apr 30, 2017
    Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Andrews Sisters, Rolling Stones... more..
     
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    Bob Dylan: American Songbook vs. New Original Material
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    Published on May 1, 2017
    Dylan has now released THREE albums of him crooning to old American Standards. Are fans okay with this, or is it time for Zimmy to get back to writing his own material?
     
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    Turntables at AXPONA 2017
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    Published on May 2, 2017
    Includes the new $449 Audio Technica AT LP5 featuring cartridge, and built in MM/MC phono preamplifier and A/D converter, the Clearaudio Innovation 'table, the TechDAS Air Force 3 'table, with new Graham Phantom 3 arm, the Basis Signature turntable with SA-9 Super arm, VPI's new Scout Prime turntable ($2200) , the Thales TTT 'table with Simplicity tangential pivoted arm, the Kronos Pro turntable, the finally priced Technics SL-1200GR 'table, and the Bergmann Galder air bearing 'table and air bearing tangential tracking arm.
     
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    All-Beatles Channel on Sirius XM
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    Published on May 10, 2017
    What are your thoughts on the upcoming 24 Hour Beatles satellite radio channel?
     
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    Elvis and The Beatles in the 21st Century
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    Published on May 8, 2017
    It's said that Elvis Presley's memorabilia value is plummeting while The Beatles' is high. This inspired a video discussing the popularity of both Elvis and The Beatles in today's world.
     
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    De-Shrinking My McCartney Archives Vinyl Collection!!
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    Published on May 8, 2017
    It's happened - I've gone over to the dark side! Be gone, shrink wrap!
     
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    Ortofon's Leif Johannsen Introduces The New Windfeld Ti cartridge
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    Published on May 15, 2017
    Ortofon today (May 15th, 2017) announced its new Windfeld Ti—part of the company's "Exclusive" line of phono cartridges. Ortofon R&D Manager Leif Johannsen visited AnalogPlanet headquarters back in April and here talks about the new $4000 cartridge. The video was embargoed until today.
     
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    Final Jazz FInds video
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    Published on May 22, 2017
    I've truly enjoyed these early Jazz/Big Band records, but I have acquired more than enough by this point - so I am done accumulating any more.
     
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    SIRI PICKS THE BEST ALBUMS
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    Published on May 22, 2017
    It turns out that Siri's got some hot opinions when it comes to music, so in this video I ask her to pick the best album from several popular artists' discographies. This should settle the age-old question of whether Siri is pleb or patrician.
     
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    Pro-Ject at High End Munich 2017
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    Published on May 23, 2017
    At High End Munich 2017 Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger runs you through the company's 2017 turntable lineup (minus the top-of-the line speciality turntables) plus a new $399 all discrete electronics tube-based phono preamplifier.
     
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    Beatles Covering Other Artists - 25 Songs Ranked
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    Published on May 24, 2017
    The Beatles re-recorded songs made famous by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and others. Here I try ranking them from "Least Favorite to Most Favorite".
     
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    (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket ALBUM REVIEW
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    Published on May 24, 2017
    Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPuxL....

    With Rocket, Philly singer-songwriter Alex G delivers an album that's a bit more adventurous than his previous effort, but also a lot more inconsistent.

    More misc. reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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    Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?
     
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    Is "HD Vinyl" In Your Record Playing Future?
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    Published on May 25, 2017
    REBEAT CEO Günter Loibl has a plan to change the way vinyl records are mastered. If what he is planning actually comes to pass, records could be "one step" mastered on a ceramic disc that could possibly press 10,000 records before it begins to wear. Watch the interview AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer conducted this week with Loibl in the Vienna offices of Pro-Ject CEO Heinz Lichtenegger.
     
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    Supersense—A Store For All Senses
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    Published on May 23, 2017
    AnalogPlanet takes a slight detour from High End Munich show coverage for this video—have faith, it's got a strong vinyl angle!

    Florian "Doc" Kaps helped rescue from oblivion Polaroid film. More recently he opened in Vienna, Austria, Supersense. Located in a former Venice Italy-style building previously home to a used clothing store, Supersense is a most unique venue dedicated to stimulating the senses.

    With a fully analog recording studio and cutting lathe, a print shop, a photography studio featuring the world's largest Polaroid camera, plus food, wine and a store full of wonders you need to watch. The store is at Praterstrasse 70-1020 Vienna, Austria. AnalogPlanet editor was taken there by Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger after a tour of the company's new factory and dedicated logistic center. Those videos will soon be posted but meanwhile there's this!
     
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    SGT PEPPER 50th: Opening the 2 VINYL and 2 CD Releases
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    Published on May 26, 2017
    I am still waiting to receive my Deluxe 6-CD Box Set - but in the meantime I am enjoying the Vinyl and 2-CD versions.
     
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    Miles Showell's Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary Edition half-speed vinyl cut
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    Published on May 26, 2017
    We sat down with mastering engineer Miles Showell in his room at Abbey Road to discuss his role in mastering and cutting the 50th Anniversary Edition of Sgt. Pepper.
    Get your Sgt Pepper Anniversary Edition http://po.st/ojTa2g
     
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    GREAT ALBUMS: May 2017
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    Published on May 28, 2017
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    1. Feist - Pleasure
    Review: https://youtu.be/AKBopAbun5g
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    2. Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
    Review: https://youtu.be/WfkRmx6EAPY
    Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHr2...

    3. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
    Review: https://youtu.be/ICvyW5xGZgs
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    4. Paramore - After Laughter
    Review: https://youtu.be/eGYRq0ywrq8
    Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEB6i...

    5. Perfume Genius - No Shape
    Review: https://youtu.be/6GDPN4Hs_44
    Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPiiY...

    6. Forest Swords - Compassion
    Review: https://youtu.be/z5BqausZu0E
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    2017 LOVED LIST: http://www.theneedledrop.com/loved-li...
     
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    Best & Worst Tracks: 05/29 (Carly Rae Jepsen, alt-j, Shabazz Palaces, Halsey, Brockhampton)
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    Published on May 28, 2017
    Iglooghost - Chalk Shrine MIX
    http://www.theneedledrop.com/articles...

    !!!BEST TRACKS THIS WEEK!!!

    Omar Souleyman - Chobi
    http://www.theneedledrop.com/articles...

    Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut to the Feeling
    https://itun.es/us/Z_o0jb?i=1238429684

    Brockhampton - Gold / Heat / Face
    http://www.theneedledrop.com/articles...
    https://youtu.be/Jpu0JZxDz-w
    https://youtu.be/_nWYiEq4wd0

    Kirin J Callinan - Down 2 Hang / Living Each Day
    https://soundcloud.com/terrible-recor...
    https://soundcloud.com/terrible-recor...

    Shabazz Palaces - Since C.A.Y.A.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCf2J...

    alt-j - Adeline
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XwU8...

    ...MEH...

    Washed Out - Get Lost
    https://open.spotify.com/album/3gHgPO...

    Ani DiFranco - Zizzing ft. Justin Vernon
    http://www.stereogum.com/1942765/ani-...

    Chromatics - Shadow
    http://www.theneedledrop.com/articles...

    21 Savage - Issa ft. Young Thug & Drake
    http://www.stereogum.com/1942825/21-s...

    BADBADNOTGOOD - To You (Andy Shauf Cover)
    https://open.spotify.com/album/4cuPfZ...

    Bleachers - I Miss Those Days
    https://youtu.be/qQy12GH1Fl4

    !!!WORST TRACKS THIS WEEK!!!

    Halsey - Strangers ft. Lauren Jauregui
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3hjp...

    Chuck Berry - Lady B. Goode
    https://itun.es/us/JPbiib?i=1210064091
     
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    VC Meetup In Your Ears and In Your Eyes
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    Published on May 29, 2017
    Vinyl Community Meetup with Matt of the "Mathew Street" channel (with his son Chris) and Ed of "The King's Court" channel. Penny Lane was never like this!
     
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    New ELAC Miracord 70 Debuts at High End Munich 2017
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    Published on May 29, 2017
    Brand new from ELAC is the Miracord 70 turntable, one step down from the Miracord 90. The 'table is so new the prototype arm arrived too late to be installed on the display 'table, which was fitted with the arm found on the 90. However, we got a look at the arm, which was fitted with an Audio Technica AT95E, among the best cartridge values out there and great sounding at any price. Best of all ELAC hopes to be able to sell the 70 with AT95E and "proper" dust cover for $1000.00. BTW: by the time your reporter got to this room he was running on fumes (if you didn't notice).
     
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    Avid Goes it Alone in America
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    Published on May 30, 2017
    Not that many years ago Avid manufactured a very high end spring-suspended turntable and that was all. Today the U.K. based company has expanded its line of turntables and added a full complement of electronics, a speaker, a powered subwoofer and a few new intriguing tonearms including one that's of 3D printed titanium. Founder Conrad Mas ended the tour by telling me that he'd built a distribution facility in Texas and was in the process of finding an American distributor.
     
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    Arthur Khoubesserian's Statement Tonearm
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    Published on May 31, 2017
    Even if you're not about to spend $24,000 on a tonearm, you ought to watch this veteran turntable and tonearm designer explain what he's done here and why it costs so much. Knowledge is free and Arthur has a great deal of it to bestow. Mr. Khoubesserian's original company was Pink Triangle. Today he designs and builds iconoclastic turntables and tonearms for his company Funk Firm.
     
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    YUNOREVIEW: May 2017 (Burial, Machine Gun Kelly, Papa Roach, Ho99o9, and More!)
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    Published on May 31, 2017
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    The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn't get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

    The albums referenced in this episode (in order of appearance):

    Christian Fitness - Slap Bass Hunks
    New Found Glory - Makes Me Sick
    Burial - Subtemple
    Succumb - Self-Titled
    Foster the People - III EP
    Tricot - 3
    Obituary - Self-Titled
    Charly Bliss - Guppy
    The Physics House Band - Mercury Fountain
    T-Pain & Lil Wayne - T-Wayne
    Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom
    Cupcakke - Queen Elizabitch
    Thurston Moore - Rock n Roll Consciousness
    Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth
    Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
    Ho99o9 - United States of Horror
    Jesu / Sun Kil Moon - 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth
    Sevdaliza - Ison
    Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 - Star Stuff
    Woods - Love Is Love
     
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    Sarah Gazarek and Josh Nelson "Dream in the Blue"
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    Published on May 31, 2017
    Let's take a (short) break from Munich High End 2017 coverage and instead play a track from this piano and vocal LP produced and engineered by legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at RTI. It's on Steel Bird Records. The two have been playing together since 2002. This is Gazarek's fourth record. The cartridge is the amazing Haniwa HCTR-01 6T "Green Marker" cartridge. Its super low internal impedance (almost a short circuit) means it must be used either with Haniwa's own phono preamp or one that is a current, not voltage amplifier like the CH Precision P1/X1 used here. BTW: no pop or click filter was used. Enjoy!
     

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