• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
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  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

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Ortofon Reintroduces "A Housing" SPU MC Cartridge
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Published on May 30, 2017
After more than a decade's absence, this fall Ortofon will reintroduce its original "A housing" SPU. This will be of interest only to owners of certain older style vintage arms designed specifically for this "short" design. Ortofon's Leif Johannsen walks you through the design and shows the beautiful raw Beechwood sculpted by Japanese craftsmen and then hand Urushi- lacquered by a specialist. Even if this is not a product destined for your system you will enjoy this video.
 

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I Bought An Entire Record Collection - Vinyl Finds
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Published on May 25, 2017
 

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Steve Guttenberg: I am an Audiophile | Stereophile
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Published on May 31, 2017
In this video, Steve Guttenberg shares his personal background and offers his perspective on a variety of audio related topics. He defines the term "audiophile" while questioning the evasiveness surrounding the term, discusses affordable audio, and describes his method for reviewing. Think of this as an "As We See It"—video edition. Filmed in Brooklyn, NY in April 2017.

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SGT PEPPER Album Songs Ranked "Least to Most Favorite"
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Published on May 31, 2017
It was 50 Years Ago Today (June 1, 1967) that The Beatles released their Sgt. Pepper masterpiece. Here I try to rank the songs from my Least Favorite to Most Favorite.
 

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New Turntables At High End Munich 2017
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Published on Jun 1, 2017
This is a long video! Many new 'tables were introduced at High End Munich including The all in one The + Record Player, the result of an international design team, that features a Pro-Ject supplied 'table atop a built in sound system carefully isolated from the 'table, the idler wheel drive Blackstone from Italy shown in static display at previous shows, a new compact Thales TTT turntable with tangential tracking pivoted arm for around $9000, and the intriguing looking Cantano. There's are new 'tables from Perpetuum-Ebner and Dereneviille's Modulaire, which was fitted with the DTT-03 tangential tracking tonearm, a prototype of which was shown last year. There's a new Transrotor 'table, one from Triangle Arts and one from Reed, the Muse 1C with 5T tangential tracking pivoted tonearm. Lots of eye and ear candy!
 

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More Debuts at High End Munich 2017
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Published on Jun 2, 2017
A few more debuts at High End Munich 2017. Louis DeJardins introduces a new vacuum tube based phono preamplifier manufactured for Kronos to its specifications by TruLife in Greece, Burmester shows a turntable with an arm that appears to be Clearaudio sourced, Carlos Candeias introduces the new B.M.C. MCCI current amplification phono preamplifier and Brinkmann shows its vacuum tube based phono preamplifier (not really a show debut but most Americans are probably unaware of its existence). Acoustic Signature's new $3400 (with arm) Merlin made its debut at the show, Soundsmith demoed its Gen 7 Strain Gauge cartridge (sounded superb), and the folks from Little Fwend popped open a little box and a miniature tonearm demoed its end of record arm lifter.
 

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High End Munich 2017
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Published on May 22, 2017
A video documentary with some of the mainly exhibitors company, on the High End Munich 2017.
 

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The Los Angeles Audio Show Opening Ceremonies
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Published on Jun 3, 2017
The LAAS opened today June 2nd at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel adjacent to LAX airport. Here's the ribbon cutting opening ceremonies. More coverage coming up!
 

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Analogue Productions' Chad Kassem Talks Tape (and More)
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Published on Jun 3, 2017
At the Los Angeles Audio Show (June 2-4) Analogue Productions' Chad Kassem talks about the company's reel-to-reel tape program, the late Doug Sax's refurbished and restored The Mastering Lab mastering system that's now operational in Salina, Kansas and more.
 

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The Enduring Legacy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Published on Jun 4, 2017
No need to defend this Beatles masterpiece - it has already stood the test of time. 50 Years later and still #1.
 

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How Andrew Jones Delivered Great Bass For 5K
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Published on Jun 5, 2017
Veteran loudspeaker designer Andrew Jones (KEF, TAD and now ELAC) explains how he's managed to create the new floor-standing Adante loudspeaker that produces robust, well-controlled bass for $5000. The speaker's overall seamlessness and ability to play at high SPLs rivaled that of far more expensive speakers driven by modestly priced Audio Alchemy electronics. The top end in this demo of the not yet finalized design was somewhat recessed but the room's 80Hz "bump" could be playing a part there. Overall though,, amazing sound for not that much $$$$
 

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2017 Pepper Frenzy: Are We Forgetting Something?
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Published on Jun 4, 2017
Beatle Fans are rejoicing over the 50th Anniversary of SGT. PEPPER... but aren't we leaving something out?
 

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The Beatles Are For Men!!! STINKPIECE
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Published on Jun 5, 2017
Today I'm responding to a wonderful thinkpiece Salon published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which claims that the seminal album forever ruined rock music for women. Brace yourselves, this might just be the foulest stinker yet.
 

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Best & Worst Tracks: 6/4 (Jake Paul, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Lorde, 21 Savage)
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... he's managed to create the new floor-standing Adante loudspeaker that produces robust, well-controlled bass for $5000. ... Overall though,, amazing sound for not that much $$$$
Just think. Only $10,000 the pair. "not that much $$$$"! What planet does he come from? I have a pair of AR3as I bought maybe 50 years ago for $500 the pair. Everyone I knew thought I was crazy, until they heard them lol. Must be a little inflation over time.
 

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How to setup your Turntable - The Guide - (P 1 - Unboxing + Basic Setup
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Published on Jun 5, 2017
Welcome to the AudioLlama Record Player/Turntable setup guide. Long awaited, truly.

This feature will be split into three main videos with a few extra little videos related to how to maintain and keep your vinyl spinning machine right on the clock!

This video includes a few tips on how to unbox your new record player without losing all the bits or breaking anything and goes through the very basic setup!
 

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Before You Play...
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Published on Jun 7, 2017
...Don't forget to wash your hands before you handle your vinyl records.
Simple and easy Audio Llama tip, but it's one so often forgotten!
 

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New Analog Products at LAAS 2017
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Published on Jun 7, 2017
After High End Munich, some of which remains to be covered here and on analogPlanet.com, though chances were slim of finding new products at the just concluded Los Angeles Audio Show, we did. More than a few actually, including PBN's DN308 direct drive turntable, plus new tube-based phono preamps from Allnic and a new Phaedra tonearm from Helius. Incidentally, if you want to hear what exhaustion sounds like, pay attention to the interviewer.
 

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Floorstanders Vs Bookshelf Speakers - Reupload
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Published on Jun 9, 2017
Just to tell ya'll know this is a Reupload of my previous Floorstanders VS bookshelf speakers video. Apologies for the inconvenience. Had to remove some foot relating to my previous employer.

Should you buy Floorstanding Speakers or Should you buy Bookshelf speakers?

Floorstanding speakers typically offer greater bass extension and a bigger soundstage. They're also bigger. And pricier!
Personally I don't generally recommend Subwoofers in stereo systems as they can be difficult to match - A topic for another video!
 

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Top 5 Upgrades for your Turntable - REUPLOAD
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Published on Jun 9, 2017
Just to tell ya'll know this is a Reupload of my previous Floorstanders VS bookshelf speakers video. Apologies for the inconvenience. Had to remove some foot relating to my previous employer.

Here is my review of five great upgrades for your record player/turntable and they are: Isolation for your record player, upgrading the platter, replacing your slipmat, using a superior phono stage or of course upgrading the stylus/cartridge/needle of your record player

These upgrades aren't going to be suitable for cheap Crosley or GPO record players or most total beginner turntables but for those of you with anything beyond that this list could over you some amazing upgrades for your hifi!

Turntable Isolation can come in the form of Hifi Stands or isolating material.
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Different platters can make a subtle if effective upgrade, and can also look mega cool. Acrylic platters are some of the most common!
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Trying slipmats made of different materials can be a very cheap way to get more from your system, slipmat reviews coming soon!
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A phono pre-amp upgrade can make a tremendous improvement to your turntables sound! Here are a few good ones!
Pro-ject Phono stages: http://amzn.to/2iqpxR8

Up last we have the cartridge upgrade. This is the big one!
It's somewhat of a complicated procedure so make sure you do a little bit of research first!
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Top Turntable setup for Beginners - The Guide - (P 1 - Unboxing + Basic Setup) REUPLOAD
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Published on Jun 10, 2017
Just to tell ya'll know this is a Reupload of my previous video. Apologies for the inconvenience. Had to remove some footage that I no longer have rights to the use of.

Welcome to the AudioLlama Record Player/Turntable setup guide. Long awaited, truly.

This feature will be split into three main videos with a few extra little videos related to how to maintain and keep your vinyl spinning machine right on the clock!

This video includes a few tips on how to unbox your new record player without losing all the bits or breaking anything and goes through the very basic setup!

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Meet Classical Guitarist and Designer of Tedeska Cartridges Hyun Lee
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Published on Jun 10, 2017
At High End Munich 2017 AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer encountered cartridge builder Hyun Lee in one of the "pods" on the main floor of the MOC convention center. Berlin based Lee is a classically trained guitarist/teacher/artisan who prefers vinyl records and decided to design and build his own. Mr. Lee's English is not the best. Fortunately "pod-mate" Reinhard Thöress, designer of vacuum tube-based electronics, stepped in to translate. While Lee began with mono cartridges, at this year's show he introduced the DST 201va a standard mount stereo cartridge mount.
 

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Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Illustrator Gerald Scarfe Interviewed
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Published on Jun 17, 2017
Illustrator, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe spoke yesterday (6/16/17) with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer after Scarfe's hour-long talk at London's Victoria and Albert Museum where since May 13th (and running through October 1st) "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" has been attracting large, enthusiastic crowds.

Scarfe created the memorable characters, illustrations and unforgettable animated videos featured in the group's "The Wall" epic— a memorable live extravaganza that because of logistical difficulties and high costs, was mounted but 31 times.

Scarf's work is also seen in the album graphics and of course in the movie "The Wall" directed by Sir Alan Parker. This YouTube video also includes photos of the museum exhibit taken yesterday.

Scarfe is also a published weekly political cartoonist with a progressive political perspective. A second bonus after the PF museum images has Scarfe and Fremer talking politics. You have been warned.
 

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New Beatles Finds #96
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Published on Jun 8, 2017
Three Vinyl LPs, one 8-Track Tape, and a few magazines.
 

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The Needle Drop Q&A LIVESTREAM 6/15
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Streamed live on Jun 15, 2017
Follow the new channel (when it's reinstated): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxQ...

YouTube killed the channel for whatever reason; we're working on bringing it back. So, I'm just gonna make this stream public, but in the future the VODs of these are gonna be unlisted and archived in a playlist on the other channel...whenever that gets sorted out.
 

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10 Times I Changed My Opinion On Albums
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Published on Jun 19, 2017
Opinions change! Get used to it! Here's me talking about 10 albums that my perception has altered on to some degree. Love ya!
 

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Paul McCartney: My Top 10 Favorite Album Covers
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Published on Jun 18, 2017
Happy 75th Birthday, Paul !!
 

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1996 "High End" Show Kempinksi Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany
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Published on Jun 27, 2017
You've seen videos on this channel of the world's largest audio show, "High End" Munich. Back in the 1990s, the show, held in Frankfurt's Kempinski Hotel, more closely resembled a sleepy American show—as this vintage video demonstrates. It a very "German" show. Today's High End show is an international affair.

Remember: back then vinyl was basically over in America, or just starting its resurgence. It was far bigger in Germany as you'll see in this video, which also includes someone's collection of vintage Thorens turntables and a few vintage jukeboxes.
 

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Tour Pro-Ject's New Logistics Center and New Factory
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Published on Jun 28, 2017
After last May's High End Munich show, Pro-Ject founder and CEO Heinz Lichtenegger invited international distributors attending the show to visit the company's brand new high-tech "green" logistics center outside of Vienna. They also toured the original Pro-Ject factory in Livotel, Czech Republic as well as the brand new factory down the road. AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer was invited to tag along.

As you'll see in the video, the old factory, which will remain open, is overcrowded and the new factory was needed if the company was to fulfill orders, which currently exceeds annually, 150,000 turntables.

The company currently runs 3 shifts a day, 7 days a week to keep up with turntable demand and is among if not the largest employer in Livotel. It's an incredible success story that began with a homely little turntable spotted for sale in a gas station.

You can't make up this stuff!
 

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Hello To Three Of My Fans
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Published on Jun 25, 2017
One of the most satisfying things in making these videos is being able to meet fans like Rodney Sr. & Rodney Jr. of Brooklyn, and Julie from England.
 

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FRIENDS OF SOUND!
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Published on Jun 26, 2017
Music by Sam Carter (used with permission)
"Maybe Later" - EMERLD
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