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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 02, 2014 Published: Sep 01, 2014 4 comments
Eric Leefe got his new stereo installed last weekend. He wanted to thank readers and acknowledge the outpouring of generosity from readers so with his permission I pointed the iPhone camera at him.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 30, 2014 Published: Aug 29, 2014 49 comments
The Beatles in Mono arrived today. This evening listening will begin but this afternoon editor Michael Fremer opened the box and physically inspected.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 27, 2014 Published: Aug 26, 2014 7 comments
Original tape sources, including "many found only recently" of Bob Dylan's legendary "Basement Tape" sessions have been meticulously restored and will be released on November 4th by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings in a complete 6 disc CD set (The Basement Tapes Complete:The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 and in a 2 CD/3 LP 180g highlights edition (The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 26, 2014 22 comments
A visit to Czech Republic-based GZ Media recently published on a website includes an un-captioned photo of a large stack of the upcoming Beatles Mono box sets. This has flooded's "inbox" with emails from readers, some inquisitive, some hysterical and a few spewing expletives.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 26, 2014 Published: Aug 25, 2014 8 comments
Last winter editor Michael Fremer attended a Music Matters event at Denver's Listen Up! retailer. Retailers throughout the country hold these "meet and greet" events for their regular customers and to attract new ones to the store.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6 comments
Experience Hendrix, LLC in conjunction with Sony/Legacy will release on September 16th these two Jimi Hendrix albums on CD, digital and 180g vinyl mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 21, 2014 26 comments
September 9th's scheduled "Back to Mono" Beatles box is far from Universal Music Enterprises' only late summer vinyl venture. UMe today announced an ambitious vinyl release schedule for September and October.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 3 comments
Back in March while out in Los Angeles to help with the Audio Fidelity TRON reissue, I followed up on Al Schmitt's invitation to visit him at Capitol Studios where he was working on a still secret all-analog production. Schmitt took me on a tour of Capitol 's famous studios—the site of so much recorded history—and I captured most of it on video.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 13 comments
Monochrome Recordings is a new vinyl label with a seriously exclusive business model.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2014 15 comments
The outpouring of offers to help Eric Leefe move beyond the "room filling" sound of the Wave radio has been overwhelming, both in the comments beneath the story and in emails.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2014 Published: Aug 14, 2014 26 comments
Eric Leefe deserves the chair. Not the electric chair and not the wheelchair in which he's lived his entire life. The chair Eric Leefe deserves and today got was my listening chair. Or rather his chair where mine normally goes.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 30, 2014 Published: Jul 29, 2014 6 comments
Ernst Benz founder of moving coil cartridge manufacturer Benz Micro passed away on July 5th, 2014 in his Neuhausen-am-Rheinfall, Switzerland home at age 82, surrounded by his family.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 22, 2014 Published: Jul 21, 2014 40 comments
Thanks to all who downloaded and listened to the same track played using 8 different mats. That's a great deal of heavy lifting, hopefully made somewhat lighter by Mike Valentine's excellent Decca tree recording of a nimble performance of Vivaldi's "Concerto For 2 Mandolins". I hope you downloaded and enjoyed the "gift" track too.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 19, 2014 Published: Jul 18, 2014 2 comments readers requested we post the "rebook" version of the Vivaldi Mandolin piece so there's a reference at the same sampling and bit rate as the "needle drops".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 16, 2014 Published: Jul 15, 2014 2 comments
Sorry, this is not a giveaway contest. However, if you have sufficiently deep pockets ($3499 if you sign up now, $3999 after August 1st) you can spend a four day, extended weekend, Thursday, November 6th through Sunday November 9th, 2014 with four of the greatest producer/engineers of our time (or any time) at the Power Station/New England Studios in Waterford, CT.


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