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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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What kind of man reads Record Collector News?

Many, many, and even more many thank you’s to Keith Richards as he boosted our exposure by posting the RCN picture on his officialkeef.com website. The timing suggests that this shot was taken on the Rolling Stone bus on the ...
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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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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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Little Sprout, Big Inside

Respect the Sprout I always get a kick out of how short some of my favorite movie and rock stars are. Especially my favorite action heroes. You can get a lot out of a small package. That’s what the Sprout from PS Audio in Bou...
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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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Sheltering in Place: Audiophile Edition

By Jim Kaplan So, what have you been up to? More joy than sorrow I hope. I’ve spent my share of time watching YouTube videos with tears running down my face these last three plus months. But no matter how scary and uncertain ...
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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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Fancy CDs and Mountain Highs

KAPLAN’S KORNER CD Collector News Here’s a little something we should keep just between us. I don’t really want the word to get out because there is inefficiency in the market that we can exploit right now. But we got...
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