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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 06, 2014 Published: Nov 05, 2014 67 comments
Harry Pearson The Absolute Sound's founder and the originator of the term "high end audio" and arguably the industry itself, died November 4th, 2014 at his home in Sea Cliff, NY. He was 77. The cause of death has yet to be determined but most likely he suffered either a stroke or a heart attack. Pearson was in frail health following a series of heart problems and a broken hip suffered after a fall.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 04, 2014 9 comments
Producer Lou Adler, best known by 1969 for co-producing The Monterrey Pop Festival and for producing The Mamas and The Papas on his Dunhill Record label (and that really doesn't begin to cover his comings and goings back then or now) had this idea to re-imagine Bob Dylan's music in a gospel setting.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 04, 2014 6 comments
Either you get The Turtles (originally a dance band called The Crossfires) or you don't. Either you think of them as pop schlockmeisters or you see them as they really were: an adventurous, eclectic and sometimes deep post-Beatles psych/rock band.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 03, 2014 38 comments
The two upcoming Beatles compilations, the "Red" (1962-1966) and "Blue" (1967-1970) were cut from the original analog tape used to produced the original LP sets—with a few exceptions, says Abbey Road mastering engineer Sean Magee.

Michael Fremer Posted: Nov 01, 2014 Published: Oct 31, 2014 16 comments
The most deluxe record wall display units are probably those from Art Vinyl. The hinged plexiglass fronted frames hang on the wall and are easily opened so you can change the displayed album in a few seconds. Unfortunately they are expensive at around $50.00 each or 3 for $140 (on

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2014 0 comments
The annual Manila HiFi Show takes place at the Dusit Thani Hotel this November 8th and 9th. It's difficult to believe a full year has passed since analogplanet editor Michael Fremer attended the show but it has. Hopefully this year The Philippines will be spared a typhoon!

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2014 9 comments
Though the first studio effort by Miles Davis’ “second great quintet” may not be the group’s finest, it is nonetheless a groundbreaking and very satisfying record, especially considering the backdrop.

Around 1963 Miles’ rhythm section of Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums and Paul Chambers on bass left Davis to form their own group.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 30, 2014 Published: Oct 29, 2014 12 comments
Classic Album Sundays, the spectacularly popular and successful world-wide vinyl album playback event phenomenon conceived of and produced by Colleen Murphy presents Pink Floyd's The Wall in its entirety at events in London, Oslo, Portland, Maine and Brooklyn, NY.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2014 Published: Oct 26, 2014 4 comments
Krix Loudspeakers set up shop two doors down from my hotel room. The name sounded interesting so I popped in. I met the company's National Consumer Products Manager Donald MacKenzie and decided to share with you the Krix Loudspeaker story.


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