Can I Have My Money Back?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 18, 2014 8 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

Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 06, 2014 12 comments
I posted a comment under the story:

"3 arrested after theft of $5M Stradivarius violin"

Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 29, 2014 57 comments
Rabbi Fremer says: The Peter, Paul & Mary file comparison story has created quite an uproar. Most of you took it for what it was—an informal but reasonable comparison of two unidentified files that could have been the same or different. 79% of you thought they were different files. 21% though they were the same file posted twice.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 27, 2014 38 comments
Even if you are an infrequent TV viewer, chances are you've seen the Dell commercial that uses as a music bed a cover of the great Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman song "This Magic Moment" originally performed by Ben E. King and The Drifters and later covered by Jay and The Americans among others. The only ads running more frequently are the ones that say "your erectile dysfunction is a matter of blood flow".
Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 18, 2014 48 comments
So I'm driving back from Washington D.C. where I'd gone to install an Etna cartridge in an AMG Viella turntable for a friend. His politics are 180 degrees diametrically opposed to mine. In fact, he's a consultant to "those people". But you know what? Politics stops for me at the lead-in groove.

Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 15, 2013 43 comments
Look at this print ad for the Manila Hi-Fi Show I recently attended. It is a model of clarity, good taste and communicates effectively the event. Do you agree?
Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 01, 2013 16 comments
Over this past weekend September 29th and 30th The American Kennel Club hosted its annual "Meet the Breed" event at New York City's Jacob javits Convention Center. This post is definitely not "on subject"! Well it partly is.
Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 18, 2013 14 comments
Yes, I apologized for my over the top reaction to Rob Sevier's The Wire story. Had you told me after I'd read it that he and his partner ran a vinyl record label, you could have knocked me over with an MP3.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 12, 2013 36 comments
Please read the stupidest article ever written about the vinyl resurgence published online by The Wire.
Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 07, 2012 12 comments
Noted record and memorabilia collector Jeff Gold's sumptuously produced new coffee table book "101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl From The Beatles to The Sex Pistols" hits all of the genre's correct notes. It is impressively produced eye candy that first can be consumed visually and later enjoyed for it multi-layered content.
Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 09, 2012 24 comments
OK this feature is where I vent about things non-audio. The name refers to a Gerry Rafferty tune from the album of the same name. It's a fantastic record, and on the UK Translatlantic original, it sounds so too. The American Blue Thumb is not bad.

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