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Michael Fremer  |  Aug 10, 2016  |  20 comments
ABKCO today announced the long expected Rolling Stones16 LP MONO box set, due September 30th.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  10 comments
Analogplanet Radio was introduced here a year ago today. Now on the first anniversary of that announcement all of the WFMU HD Radio shows can be accessed in one place on the Analogplanet website.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  22 comments
I received a spread sheet earlier in the year estimating how many records would be pressed in 2016. The total was well in excess of 80,000,000 (yes, eighty million).

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  21 comments
"All Things Must Pass", the must-see documentary on the rise and fall of the Tower Records chain, comes to DVD September 13th through MVD

 |  Aug 01, 2016  |  7 comments
The second David Bowie box set centered around his so-called "American Period" ships in September.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 16, 2016  |  9 comments
During my visit to Audio-Technica in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan, I was I given a tour of the factory, which mostly produces microphones along with some headphone components. Other than the new ART1000, all of the cartridge manufacturing and assembly takes place either at another factory in Fukui, Japan or at an Audio-Technica owned factory in China.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 16, 2016  |  5 comments
Yosuke Koizumi, 36, who took over the ART 1000's final production supervision brought some of his 45rpm collection on the second day of my visit...perhaps to assure me that he's way into vinyl and not just doing a "job”.
Michael Fremer  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  3 comments
Analogplanet recently visited Audio-Technica’s new Machida, Japan headquarters opened in 2015 to learn more about the fifty four year old company founded by the late Hideo Matsushita, and today run by his son company President Kazuo.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  20 comments
Last week, McIntosh Group Inc. CEO and chief visionary Mauro Grange invited a few hundred guests to Forte Village a luxury resort on the Italian Island of Sardinia for five days of work and fun.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 01, 2016  |  4 comments
Classic Records founder and current owner of Elite Distribution as well as the record store High Fidelity in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles is looking to sell the store.

Michael Fremer  |  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.

Michael Fremer  |  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.