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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 15, 2016 Published: Jun 14, 2016 243 comments
Register to win a pair of Meze 99 Classics Headphones ($309.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"What is it that discards the superfluous, the gimmicky, the flashy, the questionable, the overly fragile, the misplaced? The obvious answer would be time. And this is also the riddle of good design: very few objects achieve such a rarefied consistency of qualities. This is our aim with the Meze 99 Classics, the anti-fragility of a classic, with a sound on par with the design. Pure, natural sound in a timeless body."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 14, 2016 Published: Jun 13, 2016 4 comments
This is Analogplanet Radio's second WFDU HD2 Warner Brothers Records Tribute Show available for streaming here and on the website. I think this is another great show! And if I don't say it, who will?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2016 43 comments
Compare an original forty three year old UK "pink rim" Island pressing of "Baby's On Fire" from "Here Come the Warm Jets" (ILPS 9268), Brian Eno's debut solo album, with the 2004 DSD remaster using the original tape played back on an Ampex ATR deck with custom ARIA electronics.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2016 Published: Jun 10, 2016 34 comments
Instead of the usual "song and dance", the email refreshingly got directly to the point: "Will you review my record?". I replied, "Send it and if I like it I will."

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 09, 2016 Published: Jun 08, 2016 1 comments
Last video from T.H.E. Show Newport includes room visits, and a stroll through the marketplace ballroom.
Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 09, 2016 Published: Jun 08, 2016 17 comments
Sweet Vinyl's Dan Eakins demonstrates the company's Sugar Cube that digitizes vinyl at 192/24 or DSD and stores files on a USB stick—that's only a small part of what this device can do.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 08, 2016 9 comments
Here's a press release from URP announcing the company's acquisition of Bill Smith Custom Records.

Analogplanet did not receive it directly from URP because we probably remain on the company's "do not contact" list.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 05, 2016 17 comments
Ten thousand master tapes and/or master tape copies stored for decades above a new Jersey auto dealership are slated for destruction. Tape collector/archivist Leslie Brooks manages to save but a few hundred. The rest are buried in a N.J. landfill somewhere, perhaps with Jimmy Hoffa?

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 05, 2016 3 comments
The extensive Edwards Audio turntable line uses some O.E.M. Rega parts plus many Edwards manufactures.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 03, 2016 Published: Jun 02, 2016 33 comments
HOLLYWOOD (June 1st)— At a Hi-Res Symposium presented by DEG® (“The digital Entertainment Group”), in Capitol’s legendary Studio “A”, representatives from record labels, Sony electronics, Capitol Studios and The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers wing, discussed the future of high resolution digital audio.