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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 26, 2016 Published: Jul 25, 2016 3 comments
Today’s show covers new and recent vinyl releases but it begins with a tribute to recent fallen rock heroes. There’s also a false start (two actually) so give it a minute to get going because it’s a very entertaining show!
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 19, 2016 Published: Jul 18, 2016 7 comments
Analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer returned home yesterday from Japan and had planned to run an old show today, but somehow that didn’t seem right.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 17, 2016 Published: Jul 16, 2016 6 comments
During my visit to Audio-Technica in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan, I was I given a tour of the factory, which mostly produces microphones along with some headphone components. Other than the new ART1000, all of the cartridge manufacturing and assembly takes place either at another factory in Fukui, Japan or at an Audio-Technica owned factory in China.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 17, 2016 Published: Jul 16, 2016 5 comments
Yosuke Koizumi, 36, who took over the ART 1000's final production supervision brought some of his 45rpm collection on the second day of my visit...perhaps to assure me that he's way into vinyl and not just doing a "job”.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 16, 2016 Published: Jul 15, 2016 3 comments
Analogplanet recently visited Audio-Technica’s new Machida, Japan headquarters opened in 2015 to learn more about the fifty four year old company founded by the late Hideo Matsushita, and today run by his son company President Kazuo.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 16, 2016 Published: Jul 15, 2016 2 comments
Analogplanet reported from Munich's High End 2016 show on Audio-Technics's "evolutionary" new ART1000 phono cartridge.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 12, 2016 Published: Jul 11, 2016 5 comments
An IKEA IVAR shelf full of records came tumbling down a few weeks ago. Fortunately no records or people were injured. The shelving was old, the records heavy, and the glue failed that had held together the upright’s cross members. (Photo show a pair of Pryma headphones from Sonus Faber. Beyonce worse a pair in the "Lemonade" video.) I thought I'd monitor the show in style.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 11, 2016 7 comments
The response to the Sophia Pfister story and YouTube video has been incredible.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 06, 2016 Published: Jul 05, 2016 20 comments
Last week, McIntosh Group Inc. CEO and chief visionary Mauro Grange invited a few hundred guests to Forte Village a luxury resort on the Italian Island of Sardinia for five days of work and fun.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jul 02, 2016 Published: Jul 01, 2016 4 comments
Classic Records founder and current owner of Elite Distribution as well as the record store High Fidelity in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles is looking to sell the store.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 30, 2016 24 comments
—Sardinia, Italy, July 28th: Plymouth, Minnesota-based Audio Research introduced to its dealers and distributors at WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention its new lower priced Foundation line of tube electronics. The three pieces were on static display at the Munich High End Show, but here they played in a system with a pair of Sonus Faber Il Cremonese speakers.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 29, 2016 14 comments
—Sardinia, Italy, June 29th: At this week's first ever WOM (World of McIntosh) convention, Sonus Faber introduced an ambitious new "lifestyle" type self-contained audio product that produced near chaos when it was uncovered on stage.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 26, 2016 9 comments
With permission, here's a transcription of Frank Kimbrough gh and group covering Andrew Hill's "Laverne" from Newvelle Records' first vinyl release, part of its subscription series of original jazz recordings available only on vinyl.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 21, 2016 Published: Jun 20, 2016 20 comments
This started out as an all-vinyl show about the late ‘70’s “angry young man” phenomenon epitomized by Graham Parker, Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 19, 2016 Published: Jun 18, 2016 36 comments
To prepare for a review in Stereophile of two pieces of the company's vacuum tube-based electronics, Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer visits Audio Research Corporation, in North Plymouth, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis.

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