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Macy, Casey and Charlie Brown

By Jim Kaplan MACY GRAY, STRIPPED I saw Macy Gray live in San Jose at the Usual nightclub in 2001, about two weeks after she won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I Try.” Macy Gray showed up at that litt...
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It's the PS Audio Sprout 100 integrated amplifier!

Summertime Sprouts with Possibilities

BY JIM KAPLAN THE PS AUDIO SPROUT 100 integrated amplifier showed up at Record Collector News World Headquarters for a visit. It costs a mere $599 and puts out 100 watts into 4 ohms, 50 watts into 8 ohms, has a headphone jac...
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10th Anniversary— how time does fly

KAPLAN’S KORNER An old story. Tell me if you’ve heard this story before. Ten years ago, as the Great Recession was getting into high gear, I found myself unemployed — along with a ton of other people — just as the e...
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Good Equipment for Great Listening

KAPLAN’S KORNER Buying gear because of the music During this last ten years, as I approach the final third of my life (which I call the fuck-it phase), I have invested some serious time and money into my stereo equipment....
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Man In The High Castle

Best of 2017

KAPLAN’S KORNER Best Soundtrack LP The Man In The High Castle I was a fan of Man In The High Castle author Philip K Dick from an early, impressionable age, I am a fan of the Amazon series as well which takes place in 1963...
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Tom Petty, 2013
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS: Photo by Larry Philpot

Hello to WyWires; Farewell to Petty

KAPLAN’S KORNER Secret Weapon The WyWires phono cable might be the best component in my stereo and you really can’t see it. It’s like a stealth component in the war on noise. The instant I mounted it on the Ortofon 11...
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SME: The Bluebird of Happiness

KAPLAN’S KORNER HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Happy 14th Anniversary to Dig! Music in Ukiah California. Make sure to stop in ad say hello to owner Mike Roumbanis when you’re cruising 101 north of the Bay Area. Happy 29th Anniv...
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Odyssey Audio Owner Klaus Bunge

AXPONA 2017

KAPLAN’S KORNER Nice people in Chicago. Really nice. The town has a good vibe. And the weather was per-fect. Pasadena Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day perfect. Honey let’s move to Chicago perfect. Apparently global warming...
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You’re Gonna Wanna Hana

KAPLAN’S KORNER The Hana EL cartridge is a low output moving coil with an elliptical stylus. The Hana EH cartridge is a high output moving coil cartridge with an elliptical stylus. Both cartridges weigh 5 grams and track ...
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