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Michael Fremer  |  Oct 29, 2017  |  3 comments
Friday night at this year's Blues Masters at the Crossroads in Chad Kassem's Blue Heaven Studios featured emcee and blues veteran Doug MacLeod and an outstanding talent lineup: Jontavious Willis, Marquise Knox, Lucky Peterson, Alabama Slim and Robert Finley.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  25 comments
File 1 is the Hana SL. File 2 is the Ortofon Quintet Black "S".

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  46 comments
Here's a vinyl transcription at 96/24 of "Rocks Off" from an original Artisan mastered copy of Exile on Main Street. After the band finished their overdubs in Los Angeles they ran the tape over to Artisan for vinyl mastering. This is the version to own.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  2 comments
Ovation Audio+Video in Indianapolis celebrates its 30th anniversary November 9-12th with four days o special events including music, food, new tech and giveaways.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  3 comments

Fairfax, VA, October 25, 2017—Furnace Record Pressing will open a new long-planned record pressing plant this January in Fairfax, VA that will create more than 40 new jobs in what the company says will be an "environmentally friendly" facility.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  2 comments
Cross "Goodfellas" with the hippest Ken Burns PBS mid-sixties New York music business documentary you've never seen and then anchor it with a songwriter, producer, record label executive biography that were it not true would have been difficult for any fiction writer to invent. That's the heart of "Bang! The Bert Berns Story".

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  39 comments
This video shows you how to use a digital USB microscope to set stylus rake angle (SRA) to 92 degrees, which is considered to be the best angle to start with, followed by adjusting "by ear". Why 92 degrees? It's all explained in an article you can download as a PDF file at this analogPlanet.com link.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  57 comments
Here are two great, "reasonably" priced, superbly built cartridges that I've chosen to review together while giving you the opportunity to "hear" both!

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  16 comments
First let's all agree that these short clip tests are useful and fun but must be taken as "for entertainment purposes only."

For those joining late, we twice asked the question "Should You Buy a MM-Only Phono Preamp If You Own a MM Cartridge"?, each time offering "blind listening" and voting. The first time was way back in May of 2017 where you could listen and vote for one of eight phono preamps, some MM-only and some MM/MC running in MM.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  7 comments
Swedish Analog Technologies today announced two new pickup arms to be introduced "...in the first quarter of 2018". The photo accompanying this news item is of the original SAT Pickup Arm because no photos of the new arms were provided at this time. In fact, this photo taken from the company's website is of an earlier version than the one currently in production.

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