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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 08, 2012 7 comments
It shouldn't be surprising that The Beatle who sang on Meet The Beatles "Till There Was You" from the Broadway hit "The Music Man" would eventually dip into the old song basket and pull out nearly an album's worth. McCartney has written so many songs in the "old style," from "Honey Pie," to "When I'm Sixty-Four" to "Martha My Dear." His father led a jazz band.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 08, 2012 14 comments
I once lived on the second floor of an old farmhouse with a springy floor. How it got in my pants, I'll never know! I had a VPI TNT turntable at the time, on a VPI stand that had been filled with leadshot and sand. It was heavy! But the stand still bounced and the 'table's suspension couldn't deal with it and so the stylus bounced around in the groove.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 07, 2012 2 comments
So you've got a Rega turntable and you love the sound and the performance bang you get for the buck, but you don't like that you can't easily adjust VTA/SRA because the rear of the arm is bolted down?
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 06, 2012 4 comments
While the Mississippi born, now New York based Wilson is labeled a "jazz singer," she's strayed far from her original comfort zone to cover everyone from The Monkees to Van Morrison to Robert Johnson—and more importantly done it effectively by re-imagining both the familiar arrangements and the listener's every musical expectation.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 05, 2012 12 comments
Mastering engineer George Marino, who worked for nearly 40 years at Sterling Sound cutting some of the greatest records of the LP era and helped usher in the vinyl renaissance, passed away on Monday after a year long bout with lung cancer.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 03, 2012 7 comments
Do I even have to tell you what album this is? Okay, I guess I do. It's Dave Brubeck's "time travel" masterpiece Take Five of course, about to be reissued by Acoustic Sounds as a double 45rpm edition that includes deluxe gatefold packaging


Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 03, 2012 6 comments
VPI demoed a more polished version of the company's new $1300 Traveler turntable/tonearm combination. If this aluminum paltered turntable that new includes a removable arm sounds as good as it looks, it should be a
Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 03, 2012 2 comments
Nothing a clean mind and heart can't cure. Actually it's an album cover for a 1950s David Oistrach violin recital album on Parliament records (PLP 118) that includes Prokofiev's "Love For Three Oranges."
Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 03, 2012 0 comments
It's official: there was more vinyl for sale at this year's Newport show than at any show in American audio show history.
Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 02, 2012 0 comments
PBN's Olympian PX Fully Balanced Phono Preamp features a hefty outboard power supply and is fully balanced.


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