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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 14, 2012 6 comments
An Analogplanet.com reader emailed to ask if I'd like to spend a week with his Gale turntable. I knew the Gale loudspeaker from the 1970s but was unfamiliar with the turntable so I figured, "why not"?

Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 09, 2012 23 comments
Maybe you don't want to spend a few hundred dollars on a digital USB microscope because that's more than you spent on your phono cartridge in the first place?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 09, 2012 13 comments
We have a winner in the VPI Traveler turntable, Dynavector DV-20X cartridge plus LPs and accessories—all courtesy the folks at Music Direct—with a set-up courtesy Mikey.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 09, 2012 9 comments
Designer Jonathan Carr’s latest Lyra is a $1650 cartridge color schemed in champagne gold and red, I’m sure coincidentally, to match perfectly with darTZeel gear.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 07, 2012 6 comments
The Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey" was a spirited 1987 marching order to an aging Baby Boomer generation to "get by" and its assuring affirmation that "we will survive" was a stroke of timing and musical genius. The song became an unlikely hit for a group that didn't have or need hits and helped propel the band to further heights of both popularity and creativity.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 07, 2012 2 comments
All of Fiona Apple's albums have been been personal and confessional (some might say "self absorbed") but this one is really personal and confessional and attractively self-absorbed too.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 04, 2012 9 comments
Why listen to "purist" British blues bands recreating what they've heard on record or in clubs, when you can hear the real thing? That's how I've always felt about it. This album by the British blues band Ten Years After is something else and perhaps in retrospect it's unfair to tag TYA as a "purist blues band."

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 04, 2012 6 comments
More than 6000 readers entered the Sweepstakes but there could be only one winner.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 03, 2012 2 comments
An international group of analog devotees are in the midst of producing a Sci-Fi film shot on 16MM film, with sound recorded on a Nagra III reel-to-reel deck featuring a music track using analog synthesizers (Moog and Doepfer, a Theramin, etc.).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 03, 2012 25 comments
"Non-fill" refers to a pressing defect that occurs when the molten vinyl does not flow fully to produce a well-formed groove. It occurs most often on a 180g record's outer edge and is caused by the vinyl's beginning to harden prematurely.

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