Hifi Pig | 14 Dec 2015   Keeping your records in pristine condition is vital to their longevity and the lifespan of your cartridges. Stuart Smith cleans up his act with the Clearaudio Smart Matrix Record Cleaning Machine at £775. German brand Clearaudio produce a couple of record cleaning machines (RCMs), the Double Matrix Professional Sonic and the less pricey Smart Matrix Professional which is the subject of this review. The unit retails in the

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Audiophil-Online | 14 May 2018 Ortofon MC Century Cartridge The MC Century represents the absolute top of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology. The MC Century represents numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals: The housing and the body of the cartridge are made in Titanium with SLM technique. High performance iron-cobalt alloy is applied for some parts of the magnet

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Hifi Pig | 19 December 2018  Just under two years ago we brought you the news that German turntable brand, Dual, were relaunching in the UK. They launched their MTR range of budget turntables in 2017. Dual Phono GmbH, creator of the original Dual line of turntables, was acquired by Alfred Fehrenbacher GmbH, which has continued to produce them using the same production equipment from the original Dual factory, in the Black Forest town of St. Georgen.

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Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 13, 2018 The three best lower-cost systems that I heard at CES were this one ($7,105 total) and others from Chord/Spendor and Music Hall; thanks in no small part to Totem's founder, Vince Bruzzese, whose extensive traveling has brought him in touch with a treasure chest's worth of eclectic titles that he searched out on Tidal and then purchased in physical form, this one was hands down the most musically enjoyable. When

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By Australian HiFi | Saturday, 27 January 2018 06:06 VPI teamed with more than 22 other manufacturers at CES 2018 to ensure that its products were on show in eleven different suites on the 29th floor of the Venetian Hotel at Las Vegas. In Suite 225-29, VPI had teamed with Totem Acoustics and Transparent Audio, by supplying its new US$900 Cliffwood turntable (fitted with a Grado Green MM cartridge), driving a Moon by Simaudio 240i

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