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Michael Fremer Posted: May 15, 2017 3 comments
The mystery surrounding the April 18th visit by Ortofon's Leif Johannsen can now explained.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 11, 2017 Published: May 10, 2017 9 comments
Last year while in Los Angeles I was invited to a cramped Culver City editing studio where I got to see extraordinary footage of a then unfinished sprawling documentary series called "American Epic" subtitled "The First Time America Heard Itself" presented by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.

Michael Fremer Posted: May 07, 2017 Published: May 06, 2017 17 comments
As the 50th anniversary approached of the 1967 release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Apple Corps and its president Jeff Jones set about deciding how best to mark the occasion (or not).
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 02, 2017 10 comments
Last October we reported on a Swedish newspaper article covering the return to production of the famed Alpha Toolex record press overseen by Niklas Poblenz, who worked for the original company back in the 1980s and who's father worked there in previous decades.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 29, 2017 Published: Apr 28, 2017 27 comments
Today at The World of McIntosh Townhouse Producer Giles Martin Introduced his new "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band" 50th anniversary stereo mix. Apple Corp and UMe introduce the new 50th anniversary box.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2017 Published: Apr 18, 2017 12 comments
Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology Leif Johannsen and Dee Hustinova, Ortofon U.S. General Manager stopped over today to show me a brand new Ortofon cartridge the design of which Leif has just completed. I can't talk about it or show it (that's why it's in his cupped hand).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 09, 2017 Published: Apr 08, 2017 15 comments
VPI recently launched a new Prime Scout turntable that refines the original Scout 'table, which has been in production for many years.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 07, 2017 5 comments
Legacy recently announced its swag for the April 22nd 2017 tenth Record Store Day, proving cynics wrong who claim Record Store Day is "so yesterday."

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 31, 2017 Published: Mar 30, 2017 58 comments
AudioQuest's carbon fiber brush, in production for thirty five years, has been the industry "standard" dry record brush. If you have the one pictured above, please throw it out or donate it to a really needy record collector.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 25, 2017 Published: Mar 24, 2017 5 comments
Back in 1960 Thelonious Monk created the musical score for Roger Vadim's controversial film Les liaisons dangereuses. It has never before been released as an album, until now.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 12, 2017 Published: Mar 11, 2017 9 comments
A group of determined fans of both the Blue Note jazz catalog and the Music Matters reissues, which are always done from tape and done correctly recently started a drive to convince the label to issue more of Blue Notes after the label apparently decided it had released a sufficient number.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 07, 2017 5 comments
If you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area, why not spend an evening at Definitive Audio listening to good music on great audio gear hosted by representatives from many of the industry's top manufacturers? I'll be there too.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 26, 2017 19 comments
Jack White marked the opening of his new Third Man Pressing plant in a reinvigorated Detroit neighborhood by throwing a grand, festive, sometimes rowdy rock'n'roll (semi-formal attire requested) party. Among the invited "F.O.V.s" (Friends of Vinyl) were most of the owners of America's major and minor pressing plants. The gathering was probably the first time all of these once battered, now thriving survivors of the fading CD era assembled in one place to celebrate the unlikely resurgence of vinyl records.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 05, 2017 Published: Feb 04, 2017 7 comments
Sonus faber launched updated versions of the Homage Tradition line’s Amati and Guarneri loudspeakers and added the new Serafino, at an all-day event at the six-story World of McIntosh townhouse in lower Manhattan. Another updated speaker, the center channel Vox was listed in the brochure but not shown during the day-long roll out.

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