Michael Fremer  |  Oct 22, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  15 comments
This is Mallory Fleming. She is a midwestern self-absorbed teenager who dreams of being Kim Kardashian. So she finds the money to pay people to litter this website with spam containing hyperlinks to her Fecesbook page.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 21, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  6 comments
Culled from a six night stand at Washington, D.C.'s The Cellar Door between November 30th and December 2nd 1970 a few months after the release of After The Gold Rush, Neil Young Live At The Cellar Door includes solo acoustic performances of "Tell Me Why," "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," "Birds," "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and the title track as well as Buffalo Springfield's "Expecting To Fly", "I Am A Child" and "Flying On The Ground Is Wrong."
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 18, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  4 comments
You may never have heard of Mike Spitz, but more than likely you've heard his work.
Ariel Bitran  |  Oct 18, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  11 comments
Back in July, Analog Planet held our biggest sweepstakes yet. We randomly selected twenty-five individual winners and sent each a carefully packed LP of Rumer’s Boys Don’t Cry. When Mikey reviewed this album, he was, "enthralled from beginning to end.” Did our winners feel the same?
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 17, 2013  |  29 comments
What would Mobile Fidelity do without a master tape? It doesn't exist. Or at least it can't be found. A Mo-Fi person asked me what I knew. I told them I knew the tape's been missing for years but that I'd check with the late Levon Helm's people to see what they might know. A search of Levon's tape library didn't produce it and a someone else I know checked with Robbie Robertson's people. No master.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 17, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  19 comments
Exhibitors at The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and at RMAF have been using reel to reel tape as source material. Some use Tape Project tapes, which we know are copies of copies of actual master tapes licensed by and supplied by the record labels. Yarlung is also doing this.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 15, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  13 comments
November 26th Blue Note Records releases Thelonious Monk Paris 1969 on CD/DVD, CD and vinyl as well as on a digital download album and long form video.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  13 comments
Atomic Audio Labs gets the RMAF "Extravagant Performance Enhancement Claims" award for the startling number of benefits said to derive from resting a Mac Mini on one of the company's' Mac Mini Platforms.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
PS Audio's recently announced $1895 NuWave Phono Converter, combining a DSD capable A/D converter and MM/MC phono preamp was demoed at RMAF and is now in production.
Michael Fremer  |  Oct 13, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
Imported from Taiwan by Mockingbird LLC, which also imports the Jakutis turntable, the Zorin TP-S3 is an A.C. synchronous motor, belt-drive turntable with an acrylic platter riding on a polished ceramic bearing.

The $3750 'table, which weighs 29 pounds, features a polished stainless steel-aluminum alloy base incorporating the arm mount system.

The arm is the $2070 Zorin Music PUA-12, a 12" gimbaled bearing tonearm featuring a stainless steel arm tube and brass plated titanium counterweights. The patented headshell allows for overhang, zenith angle and VTA adjustability. The carbon fiber mat adds an extra $300+ to the total price.