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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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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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A Man and his Fozgometer

KAPLAN’S KORNER A 5-foot fall from the fireplace mantle onto the brick hearth was too much for my beloved Fozgometer. I broke it the same day the Dynavector 20Xl and the Ortofon Cadenza Blue cartridges showed up. Bad tim...
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2019, from Burger  Records to The Band

BY JIM KAPLAN HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your 2019 is filled with music and records you love. We moved RCN World Head-quarters over the holidays. Not far; it’s just 15 minutes down the road. It took a full month though. Boy...
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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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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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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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Mark Sandman from Morphine, playing at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, MO, April, 1997

Music Hall, Mazzolini and Morphine

KAPLAN’S KORNER Happy New Year! Hope you’re all enjoying 2017 so far. We had a season’s worth of rain this January. Rainy days working at home…I find it easy to put the Jimi Hendrix on and dream away… Which is...
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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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