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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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