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Michael Fremer  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  17 comments
After receiving a tip and covering the modular, stackable and reasonably priced record storage racks from Tony's Woodshop I bit and bought a dozen.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 28, 2016  |  68 comments
You don’t have to be Phil Spector or Brian Wilson to appreciate mono sound, as anyone who’s purchased the recent mono Beatles box can attest. When these records were originally produced, they were meant to be heard in mono both because they were played on the AM radio, which was mono and because the young people buying the music mostly had monophonic record players. Plus that is how The Rolling Stones wanted to be heard, which is the most important reason of all.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  First Published: Jun 11, 2016  |  46 comments
Compare an original forty three year old UK "pink rim" Island pressing of "Baby's On Fire" from "Here Come the Warm Jets" (ILPS 9268), Brian Eno's debut solo album, with the 2004 DSD remaster using the original tape played back on an Ampex ATR deck with custom ARIA electronics.
Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2016  |  6 comments
Yes, this is a bit “off topic”, but I do a lot of sitting in my job.

Michael Fremer  |  May 01, 2016  |  15 comments
While visiting Audio Research in Minneapolis prepping for an upcoming Stereophile review my hosts took me to Mill City Records in nearby Hopkins. Wow!

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 25, 2016  |  14 comments
This is a story you will like! About a decade ago former punk and jazz drummer Darrel Sheinman decided to start a new record label and release previously unreleased live recordings.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 02, 2016  |  11 comments
Bluetooth devices are not my beat but when a company making one brings it to a high performance audio show I pay attention.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 23, 2015  |  27 comments
Finally, here's the second part of the Roxy Music box set review. Read Part One here.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 11, 2015  |  62 comments
The July, 2015 Stereophile included a review of the $28,000 Swedish Audio Technologies pick up arm. Yes, the price is outrageous but it's difficult to manufacture and doesn't come off an assembly line.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2015  |  31 comments
Analogue Productions recently announced the reissue of 25 titles from the musically rich and superbly recorded Contemporary Jazz catalogue.

Michael Fremer  |  May 28, 2015  |  4 comments
Here's a study in record store contrasts.

Michael Fremer  |  May 28, 2015  |  5 comments
Here's Part 2 of the L.A. Area Record Stores "Mini Tour": Wombleton Records.

Michael Fremer  |  May 27, 2015  |  7 comments
Leading up to the Newport Beach show this weekend, I took a day to travel around the L.A. area with Record Collector News publisher Jim Kaplan.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 12, 2015  |  12 comments
Stoughton Press located in California's City of Industry, recently installed a $2.8 million dollar state-of-the-art Heidelberg printing press in order to keep up with the demand for the "vinyl fad".

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