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Michael Fremer  |  Dec 01, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  12 comments
Rega’s versatile $1500 Aria phono stage combines high build quality, flexibility and dynamic capabilities more commonly found in more expensive phono preamplifiers.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 27, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  23 comments
If you're of a certain age you'll know that "let your fingers do the walking" was the Yellow Pages slogan. If you're of a different certain age, you might not even know what the Yellow Pages is! It doesn't matter really because it's just a play on words. The slogan meant you could thumb through the Yellow Pages rather than walking around to find a particular retailer or service.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  3 comments
Day two of the Utrecht Record Fair was less crowded, as my hosts predicted it would be, but still, in the morning at least, it was plenty crowded as record buyers returned for the discounts many vendors offered, hoping to sell records rather than schlep them home (or to the next record fair somewhere in Europe).

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 23, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  7 comments
If set-up day was cold, dark and less than pleasant, day one of the Utrecht Mega Platen Record Fair was warm, crowded and festive. With both the lights and heating system on and the enormous exhibition hall packed with record fanatics, it was a full day of fun for vinyl lovers from around the world.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 22, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
Friday, November 22nd was set-up day at the world's largest record fair. For a premium, organizers did let consumers in early so even as the booths were being set up and stocked, buyers made the rounds in the usual mad frenzied way.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 22, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  1 comments
I know I keep repeating these LP/CD comparisons done by youngsters, but they're so much fun. Here's another.

My friend's son is in a band, and they'd cut some tunes that they wanted to hear back on my system. They brought the CD-R over, and, of course, they'd never heard their music sound so good—actually, the recording was quite accomplished. One of the kids looked around dumbfounded at my records and turntables and said, "Why would you have all of these?"

I told him they sounded better. "What do you like?" I asked.

"How about Green Day's Insomniac?" he replied.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 21, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Coverage of Manila turntable set-up seminar
Ariel Bitran  |  Nov 20, 2013  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments
Did you win that Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge in our recent cartridge comparison sweepstakes? Or maybe you won the Grado Prestige Gold 1?

No you didn't. These guys did.

Dennis H. of Allen, Texas (left) has been a fan of AnalogPlanet since its inception, and before that, he read Mikey's MusicAngle. His college-bound sound-loving son recently announced his revelation that vinyl sounds better than CDs. Dennis will give his son the AT95E.

Jeffrey G., affectionately known by the username Glotz, won the Grado cartridge. Here's a picture of the cartridge waiting to be installed on his VPI HW-19. Classic setup!

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 19, 2013  |  16 comments
“I don’t object to people inheriting or having a big lot of money I never did but I do object to people being stony broke and starving”.—John Lennon

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