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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 25, 2014 Published: Sep 24, 2014 4 comments
This is a sneak peak at the brand new TW Acustic Raven phono preamplifier designed and built by TW Acustic owner Thomas Woschnick.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 25, 2014 Published: Sep 24, 2014 28 comments
Ever since I set up my Benz Micro Gullwing SLR to 92 degrees VTA w/ the corresponding proper Azimuth set up. As you've lectured in the Hifi show & your DVD. I've been enjoying my system ever since and had no desire to upgrade my system.
Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 23, 2014 22 comments
Phoenix Engineering’s $379 Falcon PSU is a remarkably compact but high-resolution motor controller designed to be used with A.C. synchronous motor turntables drawing 5 or fewer watts.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 20, 2014 Published: Sep 19, 2014 8 comments
I first visited this store in 1986 when LPs were "going away". Now they are back but Platter World is closing. The owner passed away, his daughter is running it and liquidating. All single LPs are $3.00. Most of what I saw was the usual usual and not in particularly great condition but there are always gems to be had in such an enormous stash of records and if you're looking to try some new music $3.00 will get it for you in whatever condition.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 14, 2014 14 comments
A cynic might say that The Electric Recording Company chooses records to reissue by scouring Ebay, Popsike, Discogs and other used record sales monitoring sites and finds the most expensive, collectible records to reissue. This one, originally issued in 1961 on the French Ducretet-Thomson label is a solo piano recording of Debussy's "Estampes" and "Préludes Livre 1" played by the rather obscure French pianist Henriette Fauré.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 12, 2014 47 comments
Wow, just read the Beatles in Mono "book shocker" thread... It's not surprising that they originally were going to cut from CDs, being that they're only the moldy mono mixes anyway right?... :)

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 11, 2014 Published: Sep 10, 2014 1 comments
A YouTube promotional video for a George Harrison box set shows Living in the Material World being pressed at EMI's Hayes-Middlesex factory and at Capitol Records in 1973.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 10, 2014 Published: Sep 09, 2014 32 comments
Last night's Beatles in MONO listening session at Electric Lady Studios played to an overflow crowd of fans, young and old, male and female. The event and the one Wednesday night September 10th at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, both sponsored by UMe feature Beatles engineer Ken Scott, reissue mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz in a panel discussion moderated by Sound & Vision music editor Mike Mettler.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 10, 2014 Published: Sep 09, 2014 27 comments
While the 108 page book included in the The Beatles in MONO box set can't compare with the more sumptuous 252 page one included with the stereo box set, it is a fun read and more a fun look. It's filled with great pictures and especially advertisements, press reviews and tape box and internal notes images.

Particularly interesting are Harry T. Moss's cutting notes for some releases. I wish they'd have shown them all but that's probably something only geeks would wish to see (in other words count us all in).


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