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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 30, 2016 24 comments
—Sardinia, Italy, July 28th: Plymouth, Minnesota-based Audio Research introduced to its dealers and distributors at WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention its new lower priced Foundation line of tube electronics. The three pieces were on static display at the Munich High End Show, but here they played in a system with a pair of Sonus Faber Il Cremonese speakers.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 29, 2016 15 comments
-- Sardinia, Italy July 29th, 2016: At the WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention, McIntosh introduced a new moderately priced $2000 remote controlled MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with built-in A/D converter.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 29, 2016 14 comments
—Sardinia, Italy, June 29th: At this week's first ever WOM (World of McIntosh) convention, Sonus Faber introduced an ambitious new "lifestyle" type self-contained audio product that produced near chaos when it was uncovered on stage.

Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 27, 2016 Published: Jun 26, 2016 4 comments
Yes, there’s still more T.H.E. Show Newport coverage to go.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 26, 2016 9 comments
With permission, here's a transcription of Frank Kimbrough gh and group covering Andrew Hill's "Laverne" from Newvelle Records' first vinyl release, part of its subscription series of original jazz recordings available only on vinyl.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 23, 2016 24 comments
1971's Jack Johnson is Miles Davis making as close to a rock record as he's made.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 22, 2016 9 comments
Seeing the superb documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone” isn’t mandatory but you’ll so much more enjoy this astonishing debut album recorded in 1957 (but not released until 1959) that it’s highly recommended, especially if you have Netflix. You’ll sit transfixed by this exceptional woman’s remarkable and often tragic life story.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 21, 2016 Published: Jun 20, 2016 20 comments
This started out as an all-vinyl show about the late ‘70’s “angry young man” phenomenon epitomized by Graham Parker, Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 19, 2016 Published: Jun 18, 2016 37 comments
To prepare for a review in Stereophile of two pieces of the company's vacuum tube-based electronics, Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer visits Audio Research Corporation, in North Plymouth, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Jun 15, 2016 6 comments
If you go into this ambitious acoustic Led Zeppelin covers project hard wired for Robert Plant and Jimmy Page you’re probably bound for disappointment but if you just relax into it, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you see in your mind’s eye. You’ll surely like what the production brings to your ears.