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Michael Fremer Posted: May 03, 2017 Published: May 02, 2017 16 comments
In the video below you’ll see a new $449 (MSRP) Audio-Technica AT LP5 direct drive turntable with aluminum platter, complete with MM cartridge and built-in switchable MM/MC phono preamp and A/D converter.

In the Needle Doctor room on a Clearaudio Innovation turntable you’ll see the much talked about $750 Hana SL cartridge that includes a Shibata stylus, playing through a Musical Surroundings Super Nova 3 battery powered phono stage ($5000).

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 02, 2017 11 comments
Last October we reported on a Swedish newspaper article covering the return to production of the famed Alpha Toolex record press overseen by Niklas Poblenz, who worked for the original company back in the 1980s and who's father worked there in previous decades.

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Michael Fremer Posted: May 02, 2017 Published: May 01, 2017 24 comments
Today's John (Cougar) Melloncamp WFDU HD2 radio show is the final AnalogPlanet radio show. It's sure been fun but it takes up a great deal of time producing and researching—much of every weekend—and it's time to put it to bed, though it's been a fantastic experience.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 29, 2017 Published: Apr 28, 2017 27 comments
Today at The World of McIntosh Townhouse Producer Giles Martin Introduced his new "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band" 50th anniversary stereo mix. Apple Corp and UMe introduce the new 50th anniversary box.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 23, 2017 9 comments
Take a walk through the AXPONA 2017 Marketplace with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 22, 2017 11 comments
At AXPONA 2017 Clearaudio introduced the Charisma, a new $2000 moving magnet cartridge.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 22, 2017 6 comments
Day one at AXPONA 2017 has come and gone. The show was reasonably well-attended for a Friday, which usually draws retirees, the independently wealthy, vacationers and people calling into work sick.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2017 19 comments
Music composed for films is by definition precisely timed and intended to mirror or at least complement the on screen action. Of course that’s not always how its accomplished, especially when the hired musicians are not trained film composers.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Apr 19, 2017 Published: Apr 18, 2017 12 comments
Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology Leif Johannsen and Dee Hustinova, Ortofon U.S. General Manager stopped over today to show me a brand new Ortofon cartridge the design of which Leif has just completed. I can't talk about it or show it (that's why it's in his cupped hand).

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