Phono Reviews & News – everything electronic Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:17:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Technics SP-10R and SL-1000R Direct Drive Turntables Announced Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:12:29 +0000
Retrofit design with redesigned coreless double stator and twin rotor Technics today announced the Reference Class SP10-R direct drive turntable and the SL-1000R direct drive turntable system with tonearm and base. The SP10-R includes a double coil twin rotor-type coreless direct-drive motor with coils on both sides for 12-pole, 18-coil drive, and high enough torque […]]]> 0
NAD C 558 Belt-Drive Turntable (2017) Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:17:26 +0000
Belt-Driven Turntable Fitted with Ortofon Cartridge Offers Exceptional Value for Performance-Minded Vinyl Lovers. NAD introduced the C 558 turntable targeted for the record enthusiast who is looking for exceptional value. Priced at $500, the C 558 features a belt drive (playing 33 and 45) for maximum noise isolation, and a precision AC motor with isolated AC […]]]> 0
Fluance Announces First Turntables, RT80 and RT81 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:33:43 +0000
Flaunce is launching its first line of Hi-Fi turntables through a Kickstarter campaign. The affordably priced, new RT80 and RT81 belt driven turntables are engineered with premium components for vinyl enthusiasts on a budget. Early Kickstarter backers can get a $50 discount. The RT80 incorporates an AT91 Audio Technica needle that produces rich sounds. Users […]]]> 0
Technics Direct Drive Analog Turntable Prototype, Possible 2016 Launch Wed, 23 Sep 2015 02:42:10 +0000
Panasonic exhibited a direct drive analog turntable prototype equipped with a newly developed direct drive motor at the IFA 2015 trade fair. Panasonic is accelerating further development of this technology with a view to market launch in 2016 under the Technics hi-fi audio brand. In conventional analog turntables, sound quality degradation caused by tiny vibrations […]]]> 0
SMc Audio HI Fi One Signature Silver Edition Line Stage Tue, 26 May 2015 02:22:57 +0000
SMc Audio announced the new $50,000 HI Fi One Silver Signature Edition line stage. The product consists of two components, the VRE-1 Electromotive Force Generator and the VRE-1c Signature Silver Edition. VRE stands for Virtual Reality Engine. Features • Cost no-object-engineering, component selection, and execution • Remote 100-step volume control outperforms the best mechanical switches […]]]> 0
Pyle Audio PVTTBT8 Turntable Briefcase Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:34:49 +0000
Pyle Audio today released a $110 retro phonograph system to play old records that folds up into a briefcase. The portable unit also doubles as Bluetooth speaker to stream music from your smartphone, but that kinda defeats the purpose. The 2-speed turntable, model PVTTBT8, plays both 33 and 45 RPM records and offers a comprehensive […]]]> 0
Pioneer PLX-1000 DJ Turntable Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:50:05 +0000
Pioneer just released the $700 PLX-1000 direct drive professional analog turntable designed for DJs who enjoy the look, feel, and performance of vinyl for music playback. The model offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional audio playback quality. The PLX-1000 can be combined with Pioneer’s professional series DJM mixer […]]]> 0
Parasound Halo JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:19:00 +0000
An improved JC 3 from legendary Vendetta designer, John Curl Parasound introduced an improved version of its Halo JC 3 phono preamplifier, called the Halo JC 3+, which adds independent load adjustment for moving coil cartridges, as well as enhancements to the dual-mono phono module circuit boards, and increased power supply capabilities. The JC 3+ […]]]> 0
VPI Nomad Vinyl Playback System Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:17:56 +0000
VPI Industries just announced the Nomad, the world’s first vinyl playback lifestyle system that offers music lovers an affordable, upgradeable, and high performance point of entry into the world of vinyl. The system is compatible with home theater A/V receivers, sound bars and wireless digital tabletop components with analog inputs. The Nomad is comprised of […]]]> 0
TechDAS Air Force ONE Turntable Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:10:28 +0000
The TechDAS Air Force ONE Turntable System is the brainchild of the CEO of Japanese premier distributor, Stella, Inc. and ex-Director of Micro-Seiki, Mr Hideaki Nishikawa. He worked with a team of engineers and technicians from the old Micro-Seiki, and the technicians and engineers in Stella, Inc. who had for years been servicing and supporting […]]]> 0