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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 07, 2012 0 comments
Sound-Smith's Peter Ledermann has been a busy fellow! At RMAF he announced, among other things, an upgrade to the sensational sounding Hyperion cactus cantilevered cartridge. The update to the $7500 cartridge includes an improved suspension said to produce superior separation and improved stylus control. The cartridge includes a ten year warranty and a re-tip when necessary.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 07, 2012 5 comments
Jeff Camden is the lucky winner of the Music Hall MMF-7.1 Turntable Sweepstakes!
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 05, 2012 10 comments
(Photo of me [wearing TRON crew jacket] talking to the Chinese Theater audience courtesy MouseInfo).

Power is back, heat and hot water are back, Internet it back. Life returns to normal. I actually got to listen to music on my system last night for the first time in more than a week.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 01, 2012 289 comments
Register to win an AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect (MSRP $478) we are giving away.

DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac or Windows PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 30, 2012 6 comments
I'll continue posting when the power comes back.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 24, 2012 30 comments
(Photo by Randy Wells) I've been on the road just about the entire month of October. First at Rocky Mountain Audio Festival and this past weekend I M.C.'d at Chad Kassem's 15th Annual Blues at The Crossroads Blues Festival held at his Blue Heaven Studios, a converted church. It was a blast and of course I again got to tour the pressing plant.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 23, 2012 17 comments
Rega late last week announced a new turntable, the RP8. Available mid-December, the RP8 features an improved plinth, platter and tonearm, the RB808.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8 comments
I'm in Salina, Kansas this weekend M.C.-ing the Blue Heaven Studios' Masters 15th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads concerts.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 18, 2012 13 comments
When Per Madsen decided to retire a few years ago, thousands of record collectors wished him well but with great sadness. One of the sturdiest, most attractive and convenient record storage systems would no longer be manufactured.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 16, 2012 32 comments
Originally issued as LDS6065 on RCA Soria, this legendary DECCA UK Kingsway Hall recording is easily one of the finest orchestral recordings of the golden age or any age. (Note: image is of an original pressing)