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AXPONA 2018: Bridging the gap with Music Direct

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Every marketplace has a challenger in the ranks that takes up against the old guard. Even though Music Direct has been around for many years, it’s continued foothold in the internet-shopping-sphere of hi-fi directly reflects the changing times and in my opinion helps future-proof the hobby and industry from the rapidly shifting retail markets. Nine out of nine times when I’m urging a friend to do a little research for products and pricing online, I’m recommending the Music Direct online catalog as a reliable source for when it comes time to buy, or just browse.… Read the full article

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Review: Getting my groove on with one-step vinyl releases

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In business, it can be advantageous to cut out the middle man. In vinyl record production, too, less can be more. The latest mini-trend in the audiophile world is one-step recordings, which eliminate two parts of the manufacturing process.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab dropped its first one-step record in 2016 with Santana’s Abraxas, followed early this year by the Bill Evans Trio’s Sunday at the Village Vanguard. Both quickly sold out. This fall, MFSL added Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly and reportedly is planning a handful more in 2018.… Read the full article

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs shipping turntables, cartridges, phono stages

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Ultratracker cartridge.

Lionel Goodfield of Mobile Fidelity Distribution shot me a note today saying the long-awaited Mofi turntables, cartridges, and phono stages were shipping, and also sent a press release with the full price list. Here’s a link to Mofi Electronics, so scroll to your heart’s content. I’ve spoken with Mobile Fidelity previously about the design process, technology, and construction of these new offerings, and was duly impressed by their pedigree. Having heard them a number of times at trade shows I can attest that their sound quality is exemplary, and this kit will offer real competition at their price points, and well above.… Read the full article

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