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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 14, 2017 Published: Jan 13, 2017 3 comments
It's short notice, but The Audio Salon's Maier Shadi works quickly when there's an opportunity to be seized and an exciting in-store event to be held.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 03, 2017 28 comments
Gearbox Records, best known as a mastering studio equipped with a vintage tube-based cutting system, announces an innovative new turntable with built-in vacuum tube-based phono preamp and auto-Bluetooth streaming.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 21, 2016 Published: Dec 20, 2016 9 comments
Do you need to see more pressing plants go online to be convinced that the vinyl resurgence is surging? How about this: Furnace Record Pressing in Fairfax Virginia will soon go "live" with ten fully rebuilt Toolex Alpha presses.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 18, 2016 Published: Dec 17, 2016 33 comments
AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer addresses the L.A. and Orange County Audio Society Gala and gives them the facts and figures that prove that the "analog revival" is real.

Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 12, 2016 Published: Dec 11, 2016 12 comments
We started lobbying Allsop to bring back the Orbitrac almost as soon as its demise was announced. We got no response so started a campaign on musicangle.com to no avail.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 07, 2016 Published: Dec 06, 2016 38 comments
What a day. It actually started yesterday when I exited an airplane and entered the Newark International Airport terminal and spotted a record store!

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 28, 2016 Published: Nov 27, 2016 12 comments
The subscription-based, vinyl-only record label Newvelle Records is an audacious project on many levels—a “closed loop” system wherein jazz enthusiasts pay an annual “membership fee” of $425 (includes shipping) and receive six Newvelle-produced records—all performed by mostly familiar “world class” artists— over the course of the year.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 26, 2016 Published: Nov 25, 2016 15 comments
Last Monday, November 21st, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer along with a few other journalists visited Shinola headquarters in Detroit.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 24, 2016 Published: Nov 23, 2016 10 comments
Here are some of the RSD Black Friday 2016 Limited Edition offerings:

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 24, 2016 Published: Nov 23, 2016 40 comments
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Brahms: The Berlin Philharmonic performs the four Brahms symphonies conducted by Rattle and recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie direct to disc September, 2014 using a One-Point microphone set-up.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 11, 2016 Published: Nov 10, 2016 10 comments
Just got the news that Leonard Cohen has passed away at the relatively young age of 82 and guitar great Al Caiola at 96.

Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 11, 2016 Published: Nov 10, 2016 21 comments
Way back in 1994 (that's 22 years ago for those of you who forget how quickly time flies by) I was a guest on Gil Gross's radio talk show on the now defunct CBS Radio Network. Gil's show was mostly about politics but he made some room for other topics and on July, 29th, 1994 he had me in the studio for an hour-long show called "CDs vs. LPs: which is better?" Can you guess where I came down here?.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 28, 2016 Published: Oct 27, 2016 13 comments
According to mastering engineer Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, all of the albums in both box sets were massacred from the analog master tapes with the following exceptions:

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2016 1 comments
The famous high-tech Swedish Toolex Alpha record presses are again being manufactured as Pheenix Alpha in a Stockholm suburb by former employees of the original company using the original blueprints. This according to a recent article in a Swedish newspaper.

According to the story, the last Toolex Alpha left the factory in 1990 bound for Melodiya in the then Soviet Union, though it was believed to have been manufactured a few years earlier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2016 Published: Oct 26, 2016 10 comments
The email began "My name is Ray Ullmer and I host a monthly vinyl listening club at my home in Mahwah, NJ".

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