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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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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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Zappa, Willapa and Christmas In April

BY JIM KAPLAN AHMET ZAPPA’S SPEARheading of The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa hologram tour is the most important thing to happen in the Zappaverse in the last 25 years. I saw a preview of this journey. Holy Shit! It’s...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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