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LP12MF Review: The Linn Karousel Main Bearing

I’ve covered the nitty gritty in my previous post on the Karousel: what it is, how it’s different…

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LP12MF Review: Stack Audio Serene Baseboard

This latest installment of the LP12 Modification Frenzy features the Stack Audio Serene Baseboard. You can read all…

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LP12MF: The Lingo Saga

I have had plenty of time to contemplate this post. In that time I have come up with…

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LP12MF: Installing the Stack Audio Serene Baseboard

A while back, I contacted Theo Stack about trying one of his Serene Baseboards (£150/$185). I’ve been curious…

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LP12MF: Installing the Linn Karousel Main Bearing

I’ve been highly skeptical of the Linn Karousel. As I discussed in my post on the Tiger Paw…

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Revisiting Record Cleaning with Analogue Alchemist E3 Enzymatic Record Cleaner

In this post (way too long, as always), I experiment with record cleaning using two different cleaning solutions:…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Sgt. Pepper — 1981 Blue Box vs. 1983 Canadian vs. 2017 Giles Martin remix

Let me apologize in advance for what is an overly complicated, utterly indecisive shootout. Burdened, like so many…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Charles Mingus, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus — 1968 ABC Impulse! vs 1979 MCA Japan

Surprise, surprise (surprise, surprise, surprise): Mingus, an early Impulse! pressing, a later Japanese reissue… My Best Pressing Shootouts…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady — 1963 Impulse vs. 1963 Sparton vs. 1972 Impulse Japan (Toshiba) vs. 2019 Vital Vinyl

Yes, this is one of the big, massive, ridiculously oversubscribed Best Pressing Shootouts I’ve been planning for months.…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch — 1977 King Japan vs. 2015 Music Matters 33

Japanese pressings in general, and King Records pressings in particular, have been faring very well so far in…