Michael Fremer  |  Feb 02, 2015  |  60 comments
While many of us seem to hear wider dynamic range coming from vinyl, the numbers would seem to point in the opposite direction. Or do they?

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 02, 2015  |  28 comments
I got into it in the discussion section of a ridiculous Rolling Stone story. Why did I waste my time doing so? Because this is hand-to-hand combat folks! Get your hands dirty!

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 29, 2015  |  128 comments
Why does CD sound not only annoy many people, but also cause them to not want to listen or to listen in the background while doing something else?

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 28, 2015  |  20 comments
You could produce a jazz record today using ProTools at 192/24 or lower resolution, create a CD master, have it manufactured and then release it. To get in on the “vinyl resurgence”, you could use that 16 bit/44.1k master to cut lacquers and press records at a commercial pressing plant. It’s done all too often, I’m sure.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 24, 2015  |  192 comments
Mario Aguilar, a Gizmodo blogger with a history degree and little if any meaningful audio listening experience, recently posted a story on that site titled "Don't Buy What Neil Young is Selling" in which he condemns Neil Young and his Pono player.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 24, 2015  |  30 comments
Workingman's Dead and American Beauty have long been considered to be the two Grateful Dead albums for people who don't think they like the Grateful Dead.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 23, 2015  |  27 comments
While this much-loved Blue Note lists Adderley as the group leader, this pick-up session—recorded in 1958, just before Kind of Blue—sounds, for the most part, as if Miles Davis is in control and was labeled as an Adderley session due to contractual issues.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 22, 2015  |  0 comments

The Audionet PAM G2 from Germany is a single input MM/MC phono preamplifier costing $10,100 but that's just for starters.