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How to Clean Your Vinyl Records

FIVE EASY PIECES OF VINYL CLEANING ADVICE T.H.E. SHOW NEWPORT BEACH MAY 29 – 31 The greatest HI-FI event of the year is upon us. T.H.E. Show Newport Beach has moved to the luxurious Hotel Irvine where you have the opportu...
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Taking A Spin

A PRINCE AMONG MEN I saw Prince open for the Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1981. He got boo’d off the stage. I couldn’t understand why because to me he was the 2nd coming of Jimi Hendrix. And I’m, a Zappa ...
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Mono Rocks, with a Mono Cartridge

KAPLAN’S KORNER Mondo Mono If you want to talk about The Rolling Stones in Mono you have to start by recognizing what an amazing air guitarist I am. To play air guitar at my level requires an understanding of the music th...
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A Memorial and a Celebration

FAREWELL GAIL ZAPPA Gail Zappa passed away on October 17, 2015. Gail was the wife of Frank Zappa and the trustee of the Zappa Family Trust. In that capacity Gail watched over the numerous records and videos released since Frank...
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Adventures with eBay

EBay, Oy Vay I don’t do much business on eBay… and now I know why. So, just to see what’s going on I listed two records. While I was there, I bought a record. Something I could have purchased from any number of major onli...
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Toussaint gets the 2M Blue treatment

KAPLAN’S KORNER Record Collector News Ortofon 2M Blue I was stopped in my tracks while auditioning the Ortofon 2M Blue moving magnet cartridge a few weeks ago. The 2M Blue, mounted on the Jelco 750 D tone arm on the GEM D...
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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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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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Paul Simon, Mainz, Germany, July 25, 2008

More Mono and Other Rare Sounds

KAPLAN’S KORNER ORTOFON IN MONO I’m not done yacking about the Ortofon 2M Mono and the Ortofon Quintet Mono. Obviously the gorgeous Beatles and Stones reissues in mono sound stunning on both cartridges. But I keep disco...
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