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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 12, 2017 Published: Mar 11, 2017 5 comments
A group of determined fans of both the Blue Note jazz catalog and the Music Matters reissues, which are always done from tape and done correctly recently started a drive to convince the label to issue more of Blue Notes after the label apparently decided it had released a sufficient number.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 07, 2017 3 comments
If you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area, why not spend an evening at Definitive Audio listening to good music on great audio gear hosted by representatives from many of the industry's top manufacturers? I'll be there too.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 26, 2017 11 comments
Jack White marked the opening of his new Third Man Pressing plant in a reinvigorated Detroit neighborhood by throwing a grand, festive, sometimes rowdy rock'n'roll (semi-formal attire requested) party. Among the invited "F.O.V.s" (Friends of Vinyl) were most of the owners of America's major and minor pressing plants. The gathering was probably the first time all of these once battered, now thriving survivors of the fading CD era assembled in one place to celebrate the unlikely resurgence of vinyl records.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 05, 2017 Published: Feb 04, 2017 5 comments
Sonus faber launched updated versions of the Homage Tradition line’s Amati and Guarneri loudspeakers and added the new Serafino, at an all-day event at the six-story World of McIntosh townhouse in lower Manhattan. Another updated speaker, the center channel Vox was listed in the brochure but not shown during the day-long roll out.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 25, 2017 Published: Jan 24, 2017 15 comments
Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 24, 2017 25 comments
The upcoming (available February, 24th 2017) George Harrison sixteen 180 LP box set includes every solo release by "the quiet Beatle" from 1968 to 2002.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 22, 2017 7 comments
The Berlin Philharmonic's Direct-to-Disk Four Brahms Symphony box set currently available for purchase on the orchestra's website store will also be available for purchase in America beginning January 27th, 2017 on the website of Naxos USA.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 20, 2017 Published: Jan 19, 2017 21 comments
Jack White's Third Man Records today announced the opening on February 25th of its new Detroit pressing plant in the heart of the city's historic Cass corridor neighborhood, down the block from the Shinola store.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jan 14, 2017 Published: Jan 13, 2017 5 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 15 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 34 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 40 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 39 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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