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Michael Fremer Apr 01, 2014 36 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 Mar 16, 2014 27 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 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 Dec 02, 2013 5 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 Oct 31, 2013 13 comments
Harry Weisfeld has "ring around the collar".
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Michael Fremer 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 Oct 31, 2013 13 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 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 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 May 25, 2013 9 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 May 19, 2013 5 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 Apr 25, 2013 21 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 Oct 01, 2012 Published: 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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Michael Fremer Jun 01, 2012 20 comments
My feelings about CDs were expressed early and often. Here with VPI's Harry Weisfeld. It’s a nerdy question, but do you remember where you were when you heard your first Compact Disc? For me it was at a Los Angeles Audio Engineering Society convention in 1982.

I’m neither a recording engineer nor an AES member. My invitation was courtesy the head of the sound department at Walt Disney, where I was then supervising the soundtrack to the movie TRON.”

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Randy Wells Jan 01, 2012 2 comments

The day I learned Steve Hoffman was going to re-master Crosby, Stills & Nash for an Audio Fidelity gold CD edition turned out to be the same day he actually did it. I found out early enough in the day to secure an invitation to Marsh Mastering in Los Angeles, and because I happened to be staying with friends that day only an hour away, managed to arrive in time to witness the entire session. CS&N has been a favorite since I was a teen, so for me, this was like winning the lottery.