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Best Pressing Shootout: Sun Ra, Lanquidity — Original Silver vs. Strut 4LP “Definitive Edition”

My friend Jared — the one who lends me all his fancy records and who has successfully turned…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Neil Young’s Ditch Trilogy (Time Fades Away, Tonight’s the Night, On the Beach) — US First Pressings vs. Neil Young Archives 180g Reissues

I’m going through a pretty huge Neil Young phase at the moment. I mean, there’s so much to…

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LP12MF: SUPATRAC Blackbird Tonearm Installation and Review

In September of last year, my friend Mark started a thread on AudioFlat called “Rather cool new arm.”…

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Best Pressing Shootout: The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967 German First Pressing vs. 2000 Reissue)

Well, this is an exciting one — quite plausibly the coolest record ever. It needs no introduction. And…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Stanley Cowell, Regeneration (Original Strata East vs. Pure Pleasure Reissue)

Last week, I had one of those moments I live for as a blogger. Listening to borrowed copies…

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Best Pressing Shootout: The Clifford Jordan Quartet, Glass Bead Games

Boy, did I pick the right place to live! Last year, I was spending all my extra cash…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Azymuth, Águia Não Come Mosca — 1977 Original vs. 2019 Mr. Bongo Reissue

There is a moment in a story by I. B. Singer — I can’t remember where exactly, and…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Tago Mago Take Two: UK Original vs. Celluloid French Reissue vs. 2014 Remaster

Since I moved from my headphone-based system to my loudspeaker system, I’ve been revisiting a bunch of my…

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Palare: the hi-fi AF “Externalized” Lingo 4

Okay, enough griping about the Lingo 4! The one I have runs quietly, holds its speed, and sounds…

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LP12MF Review: Linn Lingo 4 Power Supply, Take Two

If you’ve been following this blog and my LP12 Modification Frenzy in particular, you’ll know I’ve had some…