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Michael Fremer  |  Oct 04, 2014  |  2 comments
At next week's Rocky Mountain Audio Festival VPI will announce a $500 price decrease for its 10 inch "3D Printed" tone arm tube from $2500 to $2000.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 24, 2014  |  4 comments
This is a sneak peak at the brand new TW Acustic Raven phono preamplifier designed and built by TW Acustic owner Thomas Woschnick.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  1 comments
A YouTube promotional video for a George Harrison box set shows Living in the Material World being pressed at EMI's Hayes-Middlesex factory and at Capitol Records in 1973.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2014  |  23 comments
The Beatles in Mono box launches Tuesday, September 9th. UMe is sponsoring events on both coasts and you cannot sign up to possibly attend because it has already SOLD OUT.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2014  |  3 comments
A Massachussetts-based reader was alarmed by a sign in the window of Tune Street his local audio store:


Michael Fremer  |  Sep 01, 2014  |  17 comments
Eric Leefe got his new stereo installed last weekend. He wanted to thank readers and acknowledge the outpouring of generosity from readers so with his permission I pointed the iPhone camera at him.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 26, 2014  |  10 comments
Original tape sources, including "many found only recently" of Bob Dylan's legendary "Basement Tape" sessions have been meticulously restored and will be released on November 4th by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings in a complete 6 disc CD set (The Basement Tapes Complete:The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 and in a 2 CD/3 LP 180g highlights edition (The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 25, 2014  |  9 comments
Last winter editor Michael Fremer attended a Music Matters event at Denver's Listen Up! retailer. Retailers throughout the country hold these "meet and greet" events for their regular customers and to attract new ones to the store.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 21, 2014  |  6 comments
Experience Hendrix, LLC in conjunction with Sony/Legacy will release on September 16th these two Jimi Hendrix albums on CD, digital and 180g vinyl mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 21, 2014  |  26 comments
September 9th's scheduled "Back to Mono" Beatles box is far from Universal Music Enterprises' only late summer vinyl venture. UMe today announced an ambitious vinyl release schedule for September and October.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  3 comments
Back in March while out in Los Angeles to help with the Audio Fidelity TRON reissue, I followed up on Al Schmitt's invitation to visit him at Capitol Studios where he was working on a still secret all-analog production. Schmitt took me on a tour of Capitol 's famous studios—the site of so much recorded history—and I captured most of it on video.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  17 comments
Monochrome Recordings is a new vinyl label with a seriously exclusive business model.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 15, 2014  |  15 comments
The outpouring of offers to help Eric Leefe move beyond the "room filling" sound of the Wave radio has been overwhelming, both in the comments beneath the story and in emails.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 14, 2014  |  28 comments
Eric Leefe deserves the chair. Not the electric chair and not the wheelchair in which he's lived his entire life. The chair Eric Leefe deserves and today got was my listening chair. Or rather his chair where mine normally goes.