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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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Summer of the Subwoofer

By Jim Kaplan As I’ve social distanced in the RCN World HQ listening bunker, I knew the Harbeth P3E5R bookshelf monitor speakers I bought used were going to need a subwoofer. I know nothing about subwoofers. So, I started ed...
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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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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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SME: The Bluebird of Happiness

KAPLAN’S KORNER HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Happy 14th Anniversary to Dig! Music in Ukiah California. Make sure to stop in ad say hello to owner Mike Roumbanis when you’re cruising 101 north of the Bay Area. Happy 29th Anniv...
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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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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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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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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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