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Michael Fremer Posted: May 28, 2015 Published: May 27, 2015 4 comments
Leading up to the Newport Beach show this weekend, I took a day to travel around the L.A. area with Record Collector News publisher Jim Kaplan.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 13, 2015 Published: Feb 12, 2015 12 comments
Stoughton Press located in California's City of Industry, recently installed a $2.8 million dollar state-of-the-art Heidelberg printing press in order to keep up with the demand for the "vinyl fad".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 03, 2015 Published: Feb 02, 2015 60 comments
While many of us seem to hear wider dynamic range coming from vinyl, the numbers would seem to point in the opposite direction. Or do they?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 30, 2015 Published: Jan 29, 2015 125 comments
Why does CD sound not only annoy many people, but also cause them to not want to listen or to listen in the background while doing something else?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2015 Published: Jan 24, 2015 29 comments
Workingman's Dead and American Beauty have long been considered to be the two Grateful Dead albums for people who don't think they like the Grateful Dead.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 05, 2015 Published: Jan 04, 2015 5 comments
While analogplanet doesn't regularly review loudspeakers, the recent Vanatoo Transparent One speaker giveaway prompted us to have a listen.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 29, 2014 Published: Dec 28, 2014 2 comments
Back in 1999 I reviewed in Stereophile the KR Audio VT 8000 monoblock vacuum tube amplifier. I wrote in the review: "Virtually every part in the amplifier is custom-made in-house or sourced from associated facilities, including the metal fabrication, the transformers, and the circuit boards. The internal wiring is Swiss in origin. And, of course, the vacuum transducers themselves are made in-house by hand, and that includes all of the tiny internal components, which are stamped out one at a time by hand on dies custom-machined in-house. Even the glass for the tubes is turned and formed by hand. If I hadn't seen all of this with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it."

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 19, 2014 Published: Dec 18, 2014 7 comments
The term "hearing aid" strikes terror into the hearts of audiophiles of all ages. Glasses? OK. But "hearing aid"? No one wants to admit to needing one so that's why you need a set of DUBS Acoustic Filters now.

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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 39 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 30 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 14 comments
Harry Weisfeld has "ring around the collar".


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