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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 26, 2016 Published: Jul 25, 2016 2 comments
Today’s show covers new and recent vinyl releases but it begins with a tribute to recent fallen rock heroes. There’s also a false start (two actually) so give it a minute to get going because it’s a very entertaining show!
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 22, 2016 Published: Jul 21, 2016 8 comments
Levin Designs, the German company that manufactures a very stylish wood-handled record cleaning brush recently introduced an equally stylish stylus cleaning brush.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 19, 2016 Published: Jul 18, 2016 7 comments
Analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer returned home yesterday from Japan and had planned to run an old show today, but somehow that didn’t seem right.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 17, 2016 Published: Jul 16, 2016 6 comments
During my visit to Audio-Technica in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan, I was I given a tour of the factory, which mostly produces microphones along with some headphone components. Other than the new ART1000, all of the cartridge manufacturing and assembly takes place either at another factory in Fukui, Japan or at an Audio-Technica owned factory in China.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 17, 2016 Published: Jul 16, 2016 5 comments
Yosuke Koizumi, 36, who took over the ART 1000's final production supervision brought some of his 45rpm collection on the second day of my visit...perhaps to assure me that he's way into vinyl and not just doing a "job”.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 16, 2016 Published: Jul 15, 2016 3 comments
Analogplanet recently visited Audio-Technica’s new Machida, Japan headquarters opened in 2015 to learn more about the fifty four year old company founded by the late Hideo Matsushita, and today run by his son company President Kazuo.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 16, 2016 Published: Jul 15, 2016 2 comments
Analogplanet reported from Munich's High End 2016 show on Audio-Technics's "evolutionary" new ART1000 phono cartridge.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 14, 2016 10 comments
Reunited with his old friend, producer and engineer Roy Halee, Paul Simon delivers an imaginative and vital record—his most fully realized since Graceland., though its musical complexity and mood more closely resemble Rhythm of the Saints”

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 12, 2016 Published: Jul 11, 2016 5 comments
An IKEA IVAR shelf full of records came tumbling down a few weeks ago. Fortunately no records or people were injured. The shelving was old, the records heavy, and the glue failed that had held together the upright’s cross members. (Photo show a pair of Pryma headphones from Sonus Faber. Beyonce worse a pair in the "Lemonade" video.) I thought I'd monitor the show in style.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 11, 2016 7 comments
The response to the Sophia Pfister story and YouTube video has been incredible.

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