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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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