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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments
We think of "field recordings" as vital ancient musical history, primitively captured. These "field recordings" dating from the 1990s were recorded using a pair of Bruel & Kjaer 4165 microphones and B&K power supply, Cello preamp, Apogee 1000 ADC and a Nagra D digital recorder given by Mark Levinson (the man) to producer Timothy Duffy .

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2017 Published: Jan 24, 2017 1 comments
Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 24, 2017 4 comments
The upcoming (available February, 24th 2017) George Harrison sixteen 180 LP box set includes every solo release by "the quiet Beatle" from 1968 to 2002.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 24, 2017 Published: Jan 23, 2017 0 comments
A Doors tribute today on AnalogPlanet Radio occasionally sourced from original pressings but mostly from Analogue Productions' 45rpm box set. If you are hesitant to purchase it but love The Doors, better not listen! From the first note of "Touch Me" you'll easily hear what a great job Bruce Botnick and the late Doug Sax did with these fragile tapes.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 22, 2017 2 comments
The Berlin Philharmonic's Direct-to-Disk Four Brahms Symphony box set currently available for purchase on the orchestra's website store will also be available for purchase in America beginning January 27th, 2017 on the website of Naxos USA.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 21, 2017 Published: Jan 20, 2017 4 comments
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Paragon Sight & Sound brings a sophisticated audio road show to Chicago January 28th and 29th. The Fine Audio Show will be at the Chicago Symphony Center. 220 S. Michigan Avenue.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 20, 2017 Published: Jan 19, 2017 20 comments
Jack White's Third Man Records today announced the opening on February 25th of its new Detroit pressing plant in the heart of the city's historic Cass corridor neighborhood, down the block from the Shinola store.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 19, 2017 Published: Jan 18, 2017 231 comments
Register to win a pair of AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones ($699.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"A direct descendant of AudioQuest's award-winning NightHawk headphone, the closed-back NightOwl Carbon replaces its predecessor's biomimetic sound-diffusing grille with an intelligently designed aperiodic damping system for excellent isolation of external noise, ensuring privacy for the listener and those nearby."

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 17, 2017 7 comments
Of course C.E.S. 2017 will not be the final C.E.S. for the gadget hawkers and manufacturers of products that upon introduction are born obsolete. The big halls will continue to attract those who traffic in appliances, gadgets, and soon to be commoditized and devalued innovations.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 17, 2017 3 comments
Audio cables are probably the most contentious component in a system's chain. There are those who insist they cannot produce sonic differences once you account for the basics: resistance, inductance, capacitance, and of course the outer sheath color.