Can I Have My Money Back?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 28, 2015 Published: Jul 27, 2015 70 comments
A reader lamented hearing that the new Queen box set will be mastered from 96/24 files instead of from the original analog tapes because of deterioration.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 16, 2015 44 comments
T.H.E. Show Newport kindly sent me the “Meet The Editors” “tape” that was the subject of some contention a few weeks ago.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2015 Published: Jun 10, 2015 7 comments
Back in 2008 I was invited to appear on an now-defunct "tech" cable TV show.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 02, 2015 Published: Jun 01, 2015 30 comments
Sanctuary Records has just issued four Kinks albums on 180 gram vinyl.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 21, 2015 Published: May 20, 2015 9 comments
Back in 1994 my voice made a "guest appearance" on "Late Night With David Letterman". It was a running gag throughout the show. Tonight is the last show so now's the time to tell the story.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 29, 2015 22 comments
There's way too much death in the air lately. It's always there but it's coming now in Tsunami waves.

Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 25, 2015 Published: Feb 24, 2015 13 comments
It was twenty years ago, but not today. Close enough though. I was rummaging through some old files when I came upon a letter I'd received from Gary Shapiro, who is now President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the group that among other things, runs the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2015 Published: Jan 24, 2015 192 comments
Mario Aguilar, a Gizmodo blogger with a history degree and little if any meaningful audio listening experience, recently posted a story on that site titled "Don't Buy What Neil Young is Selling" in which he condemns Neil Young and his Pono player.

Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 30, 2014 Published: Dec 29, 2014 22 comments
At a garage sale over the summer I found a copy of Dennis Wilson's chronically under appreciated Pacific Ocean Blue (PZ 34354) album originally released on the CBS distributed Caribou label. I reviewed the Sundazed reissue on musicangle.com

Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 11, 2014 Published: Nov 10, 2014 6 comments
Cartoon of the Day
Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 25, 2014 Published: Oct 24, 2014 8 comments
A recent comment posted under the story "Anonymous Mastering Engineer's Take on The Beatles MONO Box Set" prompted me to check out a recent post by AIX's Dr. Mark Waldrep on his site real HD Audio. I've appropriated the site's logo without permission but I can't imagine he'd object to the publicity and if he does I will take it down.

Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 05, 2014 Published: Oct 04, 2014 21 comments
A recently posted review of a phono preamp on a website that is not deserving of mention here once again makes the specious claim that curves other than the RIAA were used in the mastering of stereo records. This is simply not true.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 18, 2014 10 comments
Originally written for Stereophile and handed in September, 1999 I recently found this story in a "dusty file" on my computer and thought it worth sharing.—Ed

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