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2017 Oyster’s New LPs

The mother of all analog, reel-to-reel, seems to have subsided given what this year’s High End Show in Munich has indicated. There were considerably less booths demonstrating reel-to-reel machines or new ones. On the same side of analog, new turntables and tonearms continue to mushroom and are seen … Continue reading

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Nessie Vinylmaster User Feedback

I was invited to try the Nessie Vinylmaster, a new RCM from Germany distributed by Modular. I asked the two great gentlemen at Modular, what is the proposition of moving from my current Clearaudio Smart Matrix, a good solid servant … Continue reading

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Nessie Vinylmaster review

By Matt Chung (original Chinese article per PSV magazine issue 91, page 73-75).  About the Author Matt Chung is a seasoned hi-fi enthusiast, a music lover who knows his Cantopop music by heart and a regular, witty article contributor to … Continue reading

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Oyster’s 2016 New LPs

Indie LP shops continue grow in our little island this year. In my last count, there are now some 40 brick and mortar shops selling LP. Singapore probably has more LP shops per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world.  Selling vinyl (used … Continue reading

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Oyster’s 2015 New LPs

This year we saw small, new indie vinyl shops added to the community and the continual shrinkage of big guys like HMV. New vinyl sales continues to grow contributed in no small parts by better new music as well as … Continue reading

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Your Pleasure, Our Business

The Perfect Sound Vision Chinese magazine interviewed us for their forthcoming issue – Vol. 82 to be published in this quarter. Below is an advance transcript to be published. The year was 2007, mid-August, Modular Audio (Singapore) was born but plunged … Continue reading

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Origin Live Calypso Mk2 w/ Zephyr tonearm

The Calypso Mk2 turntable is an obvious next step up from Aurora Mk2 turntable. From the outlook, everything is upsized. A thicker platter, bigger and heavier motor and power supply plus a more stable, taller subchasis and an improved bearing. The Zephyr tonearm … Continue reading

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VPI TNT Turntable w/ Bergmann Magne Tonearm

To mount the Bergmann Magne on the VPI TNT turntable, we specially cut a fitting arm board for it using the same measurement of the stock armboard but at a reduced height. The Bergmann Magne tonearm is mounted at an … Continue reading

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Bergmann Magne Tonearm FAQ

Bergmann‘s fame airbearing, linear tracking tonearm, Magne, is now available separately and could be installed onto most high-end turntables. The Magne tonearm was specially designed for customers who would like to own Bergmann’s tonearm without having to buy the accompanying Bergmann airbearing, frictionless … Continue reading

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We Remember Joe Lee (1956 – 2012)

I knew Joe Lee through a mutual friend when I was living in Woodlands back in 1998. At that time, Hi Fi Corner had already folded and he was then running 1388.com Technology Ltd. I was very much a rookie audiophile then and meeting this Hi Fi … Continue reading

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