Dr. Vinyl News
Dr Vinyl has USA debut of the Larsen 9 and Top Wing Blue Dragon at RMAF 2018 to great reviews
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Breaking News! Dr.Vinyl will install and align any TopWing Cartridge anywhere in lower 48 states,this is a $450 value, DrVinyl will pick up travel, Contact us for details
Breaking News! Dr.Vinyl will install and align any TopWing Cartridge anywhere in lower 48 states,this is a $450 value, DrVinyl will pick up travel. Contact us for details
Big Summer sale!
Gamut M5 List $9500 Two Pairs Demo
In Satin Black $7000
In Madagascar Ebony $7500
Hana SL and SH List $750 — $100 off with any trade-in
Hana EH and EL List $475 —$50 off with any trade in
20% off for any system price (Speakers, Amp, TT)
20% of on any cables (Anti-Cable, EnKlien, Gamut)
40% off on all Demos ????
Ortofon 2M Black Demo List $750 Sale $450(Low Hours)
mmf 7.3 List $1700 Demo %20 off $1360 Perfect low hours
with Ortofon Bronze cartridge ($450)
Etsuro Urushi Cobalt List $5200 Low hours demo $3900
Plus Many More — Call for info
You can hear this great an innovative phono stage at Dr Vinyl now!
Dr. Vinyl at Axpona 2018
Left to right: Ron Sutherland, Micheal Fremer, Jose Ramirez(Dr Vinyl) Discuss the new Phono Loco
John Atkinson in the room
John Atkinson, Stereophile, stops by to listen to the Larsens, Pear Audio Blue, and Ron Sutherland's Phono Loco.
John focusing in to the music
John took time in his busy day to stop by for some good music
John Atkinson and Ron Sutherland
John Atkinson, Stereophile, gets the goods from Ron Sutherland about the Phono Loco
Sutherland Phono Loco Phonostage Ron Sutherland of Sutherland Engineering showed off his new Phono Loco ($8400) current-input (transimpedance amplification) phonostage at this year’s AXPONA 2018. Unlike a voltage-input phonostage, transimpedance amplification utilizes the cartridge’s current output to feed the current-input stage of the phono section. Once the signal has gone through this stage and been amplified, it becomes a voltage output. Where this conversion from current-to-voltage takes place within the phonostage is at the discretion of the circuit designer, but in most cases it is probably done after or during the first stage. The Phono Loco has only XLR inputs due to the requirement for differential/balanced connection. There are no loading options required for a current-input stage. There is also no fixed default gain setting (gain will vary somewhat based on the cartridge impedance and output current). However, Phono Loco does incorporate a +6dB or -6dB gain setting for the output amplification, if the nominal level needs to be increased or decreased. The output of the Phono Loco is RCA single-ended. An evaluation in the pages of TAS could be upcoming.
04-18-2018 | By Carol Clark | Issue 96 This is the first year Dave and I have attended AXPONA. I quickly learned, it's not just another show. With over 160 rooms, there was a lot of ground to cover. It reminded me of the days of CES, lots of walking and not enough time for listening. There were new products to see, and manufacturers we haven't seen in a long time. We wore ourselves out, walking almost three miles on Friday, and almost four miles on Saturday. Overall, it is a great show, and one that I can only see growing over time. The captions listed below are primarily from door signs outside of rooms. In a few cases, equipment lists were provided. As always, these show reports are a joint effort on our part. All pictures by Dave Clark (need a better lens and thanks to Lee Shelly, just bought one), words by Carol Clark.
You can hear the latest Phono Loco from Ron Sutherland at Dr Vinyl
Phono Loco brand new product from genius Ron Sutherland. Incredibly ingenious design , no loading hassle handles any M/C cartridge . Full bodied yet exquisite detail. To be showcased at the Axpona show room 6015. Reasonably priced fo todays standards at $8400
Dr Vinly now has the best LP cleaning brush ever!
Levin brushes range in price from $99 to $175, with cases starting at $79. That’s not cheap, and it took a minute for this vinyl enthusiast to wrap their head around the cost; even a sexy, best in class product like this. I confess I hate spending money on record sleeves, cleaning fluid, brushes, etc. I’d rather spend that money on more records. But these purchases fall squarely into the necessary evil category; I grin and bear it because I know how important it is to take great care of your records.
Once you hold the Levin brush in your hand, the quality and care in its construction is evident. Fit and finish are outstanding. The matching wood and metal case strikes the perfect balance between form and function, calling to mind the goodies you find at the MoMA Design Store. Objet d’art meets record cleaning brush, cool!
Levin claims the combination of natural goat or horse hair, with the wood and aluminum used for the brush’s handle interact with your hand to create an antistatic effect. I concur with the manufacturer, it does as claimed, reducing static as it picks up the day to day dust on records. Even if you are using an excellent record cleaning system, some dust still builds up and using the Levin brush will extend the time between full cleanings.
Most affordable Music Hall mmf 1.5 is now avalable at Dr Vinyl
The stunning mmf-1.5 with its superior S-shaped alloy tonearm, Music Hall Melody cartridge, 3-speed belt drive design, and built-in phono pre-amp is a beautifully refined piece.
- gorgeous real cherry wood veneer
- built-in phono pre-amplifier which is by-passable if plugging into an existing phono pre-amp
- S-shaped aluminum tonearm, 9″
- removable headshell for easy cartridge changing
- low noise belt-drive design
- stiff and solid MDF plinth
- separately isolated DC synchronous motor for superior speed stability
- three-speed motor provides 33⅓, 45, and 78 rpm
- properly aligned and mounted Music Hall Melody ($75 value) moving magnet cartridge
- adjustable electronic speed control
- special vibration damping feet
- high quality gold RCA connectors with detachable phono cable included
- full-size aluminum platter and special vibration damping platter mat
- worldwide compatibility
- excellent instruction manual
- dust cover and 45 rpm adaptor
- quick and easy to assemble