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Michael Fremer Posted: May 13, 2015 3 comments
The lead photo is from last year's show. Preparing now for this year's show, which promises to be bigger and better—and last year's show was impressive in every way.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 13, 2015 Published: May 12, 2015 14 comments
This year’s AXPONA Show was the best yet. It demonstrated that Chicago is a great place to hold a regional audio show—even if the city ignored it. It was well-attended by consumers and well-supported by local dealers and a wide sampling of manufacturers.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 08, 2015 Published: May 07, 2015 4 comments
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. The above one (that's my wife) is a good example of that. It was taken just after Eric sang his encore "(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill" and the crowd was still cheering.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 07, 2015 Published: May 06, 2015 29 comments
A pin-up cover girl in 1972? Slicked back greaser hair, and while you’re at it an album jacket clothes, make-up and hair credit? Maybe you weren’t around for it in 1972 but back then this—not long hair, sandals, checked flannel shirts and bell-bottom jeans— was outrageous. Those were so yesterday-hippie.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 05, 2015 10 comments
The Wichita and Lawrence, Kansas-based Wrong Kata Trio has been playing together since 2010, though the three have been performing in the area for fifteen years.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 05, 2015 Published: May 04, 2015 12 comments
Lyra Cartridge CEO Stig Bjorge collects some vintage audio gear. The Technics SL-15, introduced in 1981, is among his favorites. Recently, he found one for sale in America and he asked me if I'd pick it up for him in Princeton, New Jersey, which happens to be the home of The Princeton Record Exchange.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 01, 2015 2 comments
This is the poster we'll have at the front door Monday evening at Blue Moon Café in Wyckoff, NJ.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 30, 2015 27 comments
The graphic above is incorrect but based upon projections for 2014. Nielsen/Soundscan reported recently that 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in 2014—a whopping 54% increase over 2013.


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