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Features: Accessories

March 2nd, 2023

Koeppel Design Catalog Cards

for the obsessed

By: Michael Fremer

Koeppel Design has some cool products including a stylish record bag, record dividers, a "now spinning" stand and some other products for style conscious vinyl fans/record hoarders. This newest accessory may for some be a stretch.Koeppel offers a pad of catalog cards —a notepad of 50 sturdy cards plus pen—that you use to catalog each record in your collection (or the ones most meaningful to you). One side of the card features this information:The other side... Read More

March 2nd, 2023

Audio Intelligent Enzymatic Record Cleaning Concentrate For "Ultrasonic" Cleaning Machines

brings down the fluid cost but may void your Audio Deske warranty

By: Michael Fremer

Owners of the Audio Deske record cleaning machine know it's convenient and does a good job cleaning records. They also know that the Audio Deske cleaning fluid is costly: $33 for a single small bottle of detergent good for cleaning approximately 150 records, depending upon how clean or dirty they are going into the machine. Because of the cost, it's tempting to use the tank up to the 150 record limit even if you think it's better to change it more... Read More

February 15th, 2023

Timerette Ends Stylus Life Anxiety

automatically starts and stops counting

By: Michael Fremer

Timerette is an automatic stylus timer that works even if you forget to start it, because when the platter starts to spin. Timerette starts counting.

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September 28th, 2022

Funk Firm's Houdini Cartridge Decoupler

Is it a worthwhile "tweak" for your tonearm?

By: Michael Fremer

"The last thing I'd want to do is decouple my cartridge from the tonearm's headshell!", I barked at Funk Firm's Arthur Khoubessarian (BSc physics, University of Surrey) at last Spring's High End Munich show as he attempted to introduce me to the Houdini cartridge de-coupler. Everything I've learned and been taught by my mentors is that headshell/cartridge coupling is essential for efficient energy transfer; the goal being to drain it... Read More