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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 07, 2017 5 comments
Over the past decade or so vinyl-loving jazz enthusiasts have been treated to a series of previously unreleased but significant recordings discovered under beds, in closets and in the vaults of European radio stations. Some were never before heard. Others were bootlegged from radio broadcasts

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 31, 2017 Published: Mar 30, 2017 57 comments
AudioQuest's carbon fiber brush, in production for thirty five years, has been the industry "standard" dry record brush. If you have the one pictured above, please throw it out or donate it to a really needy record collector.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 30, 2017 12 comments
The other day, after comparing two power conditioners that produced very different sonic results in my system, and writing a Stereophile review, I decided to conduct an experiment.

Since the sound was so different, could it be recorded? And might people visiting analogPlanet’s YouTube channel hear the differences?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 29, 2017 13 comments
Some may find it difficult to believe, but the new $2000 solid-state McIntosh MP100 phono preamplifier is the sixty eight year old company’s first stand-alone phono preamplifier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 28, 2017 Published: Mar 27, 2017 16 comments
From where came the inspiration for a two hour Phil Spector radio show, I do not know. However it did and I acted on it. So here is a two hour show featuring Phil Spector produced songs sourced exclusively from vinyl.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 26, 2017 Published: Mar 25, 2017 17 comments
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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 25, 2017 Published: Mar 24, 2017 4 comments
Back in 1960 Thelonious Monk created the musical score for Roger Vadim's controversial film Les liaisons dangereuses. It has never before been released as an album, until now.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 24, 2017 39 comments
The original Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntable introduced in 1972 enjoyed a thirty-eight year, six generation run. Technics sold more than 3.5 million of them. In October of 2010 just as vinyl was staging its unlikely comeback, parent company Panasonic pulled the plug on the SL-1200 Mk6.

Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 21, 2017 45 comments
You can find a great deal of information online about matrix codes and their meaning. Unfortunately some of it is incorrect.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 21, 2017 Published: Mar 20, 2017 6 comments
Today's playlist is all about spring, with a short detour to celebrate Chuck Berry and Larry Coryell.