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Michael Fremer Posted: May 21, 2014 Published: May 20, 2014 19 comments
Following Munich's High End 2014 show I flew to the U.K. where I met up with Chad Kassem and Chad Stelly of Acoustic Sounds, the new American SME distributor. On Monday, May 19th we took a train to Shoreham by Sea to visit turntable and tonearm manufacturer SME.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 01, 2014 37 comments
The first four 75th anniversary Blue Note vinyl reissues arrived the other day. The fifth, Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch, has been delayed.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 16, 2014 28 comments
Permission granted to take a short walk through parts of Amoeba Music in Hollywood with the GoPro camera on my head.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 30, 2014 8 comments
During the late 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s American jazz musicians and groups toured Europe and the world, usually to greater appreciation and acclaim than they received back home. Sad but true. Some moved overseas where they were treated with greater respect than they received at home but that’s another story.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 02, 2013 6 comments
It's "that" time of year so here are analogplanet's stocking stuffers in three different price categories.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2013 11 comments
Harry Weisfeld has "ring around the collar".
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2013 10 comments
In Part 2 of our VPI Industries factory tour we see, among other things, the inner workings of VPI's radical new direct drive motor.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2013 11 comments
The editor visited VPI Industries today. The original purpose was to tour the factory and pick up a new VPI Direct Drive turntable for review.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 03, 2013 9 comments
Here's your opportunity to tour Electric Mastering's new vintage cutting chain with "master of the cutting lathe" analog legend Sean Davies.
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 26, 2013 11 comments
After visiting the U.K. after Munich's High End show, I flew to Amsterdam. Record Industry pressing plant owner Ton Vermuelen picked me up at the airport and drove me to the Haarlem-based pressing plant he owns.
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 25, 2013 7 comments
After the Munich High End Show I went to the U.K. on some other business and while there paid a visit to Electric Mastering, the parent company of reissue label The Electric Recording Co.
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 19, 2013 4 comments
While in the U.K. last week I took a run in the famous Kensington Gardens with the GoPro on my head.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 25, 2013 23 comments
A young reader inherited a turntable and asked about a modestly priced system he could assemble around it. We know where this will lead and we can all cheer him on, mindful of the fun and fetishing to follow. And we can all sympathize with his bank account—assuming he has one!

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 01, 2012 9 comments
We have a copy to give away of Paul Simon's new concert Blu-ray disc "Live in New York City," courtesy Concord Music. WARNING: It will not play on your turntable!

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