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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 21, 2014 26 comments
September 9th's scheduled "Back to Mono" Beatles box is far from Universal Music Enterprises' only late summer vinyl venture. UMe today announced an ambitious vinyl release schedule for September and October.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1 comments
First off, to clarify: I am a big Mel Tormé fan. If I describe a product as producing a "velvet fog" (Mel's nickname), it's meant as a compliment! Some readers emailed wondering how I meant the expression. I meant it as a compliment and I used it because the VK-P6's sonics reminded me of Mel's smooth, sonorous voice. If you want a phono preamp more in the Axl Rose camp, there are some. And there are some that manage neutrality or close to it.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 20, 2014 Published: Aug 19, 2014 0 comments
Putting in monetary perspective this $1095, 45 watt RMS mono block all-tube amplifier kit manufactured in Detroit, Michigan USA: back in 1960 a Dynakit Mark IV 40 watt mono block all-tube amplifier kit manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA cost $60. That's about $500 in today's dollars.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 3 comments
Back in March while out in Los Angeles to help with the Audio Fidelity TRON reissue, I followed up on Al Schmitt's invitation to visit him at Capitol Studios where he was working on a still secret all-analog production. Schmitt took me on a tour of Capitol 's famous studios—the site of so much recorded history—and I captured most of it on video.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 16 comments
Monochrome Recordings is a new vinyl label with a seriously exclusive business model.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 19, 2014 17 comments
Back in 1949 Guy Lombardo and then Doris Day had hits with a song called “Enjoy Yourself (it’s later than you think)”. The chipper tune composed by Carl Sigman with lyrics by Herb Magidson advised down in the dumpers to get busy enjoying themselves:

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2014 16 comments
The outpouring of offers to help Eric Leefe move beyond the "room filling" sound of the Wave radio has been overwhelming, both in the comments beneath the story and in emails.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2014 Published: Aug 14, 2014 26 comments
Eric Leefe deserves the chair. Not the electric chair and not the wheelchair in which he's lived his entire life. The chair Eric Leefe deserves and today got was my listening chair. Or rather his chair where mine normally goes.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 09, 2014 18 comments
First released in "Living Stereo" way back in 1959, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall continues to captivate listeners, both audiophile and non. The question that needs asking is: Were this not such an astonishing recording, would it still hold interest?.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 08, 2014 23 comments
Yes, it's a horrendous conflict of interest, I suppose, for me to be reviewing this double LP TRON soundtrack reissue since I originally supervised it back in 1982, but I was there, so who better qualified to do it?

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