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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 27, 2016 Published: Dec 26, 2016 10 comments
Canada-based Fluance is an eighteen year old loudspeaker manufacturer specializing in home theater systems. The company’s speakers have a luxurious look that belies their reasonable prices.

I’ve not heard any of them but the reviews are positive in sister publications Sound & Vision and Innerfidelity.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 27, 2016 Published: Dec 26, 2016 10 comments
The Rocky Mountain Audio Festival recently posted to YouTube this video of a panel discussion in which analogPlanet editor Michael Fremer participated. Check it out.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 24, 2016 19 comments
The just released (November 18, 2016) six LP box set of the four Brahms symphonies recorded direct-to-disc performed by Sir Simon Rattle and The Berlin Philharmonic before a live Philharmonie audience is as meticulously produced and presented as its existence is unlikely.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 22, 2016 Published: Dec 21, 2016 143 comments
Register to win a pair of Bryston Target HR50 Loudspeaker Stands ($339/pr Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

Target's HR50 20" tall stands are constructed entirely of steel and are ideal for even heavy bookshelf loudspeakers. Two rectangular risers bolt to thick top and bottom plates. The risers are fillable with aquarium rock or other media for even greater mass. Floor spikes, speaker pads and isolation spikes are included. The stands are made in Canada and distributed by Bryston Ltd.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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Tristram Lozaw Posted: Dec 21, 2016 2 comments
We make a seasonal exception to our vinyl-only review policy and publish Tristram Lozaw's review of the double Grammy Nominated (Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes) three CD plus harcover book set Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph, 1890-1900.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 21, 2016 Published: Dec 20, 2016 15 comments
Do you need to see more pressing plants go online to be convinced that the vinyl resurgence is surging? How about this: Furnace Record Pressing in Fairfax Virginia will soon go "live" with ten fully rebuilt Toolex Alpha presses.

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Bill Wright Posted: Dec 21, 2016 Published: Dec 20, 2016 15 comments
AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI Australia for the 1983 Sydney Audio Show. Fewer than five hundred copies were pressed.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 21, 2016 Published: Dec 20, 2016 6 comments
The Vinyl Styl line of record care accessories distributed by Alliance is a throwback to the days when you'd find many of these items at the check-out counter of your favorite record store.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 20, 2016 Published: Dec 19, 2016 7 comments
Please enjoy this year's AnalogPlanet Radio Christmas show. It contains some very familiar and many unfamiliar (to most listeners) secular Christmas songs (and one Hanukah song).

Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 19, 2016 Published: Dec 18, 2016 17 comments
True that Bluetooth speakers are not AnalogPlanet's beat, but over the past few years I've found these devices super-useful for when I jog, or when traveling or just sitting outside during the summer. Longtime AnalogPlanet readers know that for large box Bluetooth speakers I like the ones from Riva Audio, but even the smaller of the two is too large for taking on a jog or a hike. For that I've used the Soundmatters FoxL , which is a flat-out amazing sounding tiny stereo speaker that uses as a "passive radiator" its flat battery encased in a rubber surround.

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