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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 16, 2014 Published: Jun 15, 2014 185 comments
Apple Corps and Universal Music Group today announced the September 8th release date (September 9th in North America) of the long-anticipated Beatles’ mono vinyl reissue series, cut to lacquer using the original analogue master tapes.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 14, 2014 Published: Jun 13, 2014 31 comments
Where are the Led Zeppelin reviews?
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 12, 2014 Published: Jun 11, 2014 30 comments
These handmade dry record brushes of natural cashmere goat hair are a cooperative effort between Levin Designs and a traditional brushmaker located in the restored Schloss Burg (palace castle) located in Solingen, Germany.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2014 15 comments
Let's first diffuse the price outrage. This reissue of Leonid Kogan's epic performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Meditation by The Electric Recording Company, limited to 300 copies, costs £300 or about $504.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2014 Published: Jun 10, 2014 0 comments
Acoustical Systems, manufacturer of the SMARTractor alignment gauge, AXIOM Tonearms and other analog products introduced a liquid damped reflex-type clamp with integral strobe scale.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2014 Published: Jun 10, 2014 3 comments
This massive arm of a special carbon fiber laminate from Swedish Analog Technologies appears to take its general inspiration from SME’s Model V but uses brass and composite materials as well as a more traditional mounting system.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 11, 2014 Published: Jun 10, 2014 3 comments
Norway-based Electrocompaniet, in business since 1973 introduced the ECG-1 turntable and tonearm priced at 3650 Euro or about $5000. Also new was the ECP-2 MM/MC fully balanced phono preamplifier.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 07, 2014 Published: Jun 06, 2014 5 comments
Phasemation is a “pet” project of a Japanese industrialist-audiophile who uses his company’s manufacturing prowess (Kyodo Denshi Engineering Co., Ltd) to design and build high performance audio products including a three chassis phono preamp currently under review by me for Stereophile. The company’s specialty is precision measurement equipment for the IT industry.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 07, 2014 Published: Jun 06, 2014 1 comments
Thanks to an analogplanet.com reader's excellent suggestion, the blind mat test will include the original 96/24 file from which the Chasing the Dragon LP was cut. Recording engineer and label owner Mike Valentine was kind enough to send the original file of the Vivaldi "Concerto For Two Mandolins" that was used for the mat recordings.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 05, 2014 Published: Jun 04, 2014 49 comments
There's still a great deal of news to post from both the Munich High End and T.H.E. Show Newport Beach and that will be coming shortly. Meanwhile, are you ready for a mat test?

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