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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 07, 2017 5 comments
If you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area, why not spend an evening at Definitive Audio listening to good music on great audio gear hosted by representatives from many of the industry's top manufacturers? I'll be there too.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 07, 2017 Published: Mar 06, 2017 5 comments
The Costello album cover is misleading. Today's show is mostly a collection of happy songs, not a spotlight on Elvis Costello's great R&B tribute album.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Mar 05, 2017 47 comments
It’s no secret that when Shinola decided to add a turntable to its product roster, the Detroit, Michigan based manufacturer chose to consult for the design with New Jersey based VPI Industries.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 28, 2017 Published: Feb 27, 2017 11 comments
Today's show is a mix of "stuff" including from records pressed at the new Third Man Pressing Plant. Also comparisons between Analogue Productions' and Electric Recording Company's versions of Prestige monos and AAA and DSD sourced "Satisfaction" vinyl. And yes, if I sound sorta tired it's because I was!
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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 26, 2017 19 comments
Jack White marked the opening of his new Third Man Pressing plant in a reinvigorated Detroit neighborhood by throwing a grand, festive, sometimes rowdy rock'n'roll (semi-formal attire requested) party. Among the invited "F.O.V.s" (Friends of Vinyl) were most of the owners of America's major and minor pressing plants. The gathering was probably the first time all of these once battered, now thriving survivors of the fading CD era assembled in one place to celebrate the unlikely resurgence of vinyl records.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 26, 2017 15 comments
Originally licensed in 1959 from British Decca and issued by RCA Victor in America on its lavish Soria series as LDS-6065, the "Gala Performances" performed by The Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Gardens conducted by Ernest Ansermet continues to draw new enthusiasts to what many consider one of legendary engineer Kenneth Wilkinson’s most spectacular recordings.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 23, 2017 Published: Feb 22, 2017 9 comments
The orchestra rehearses downstairs while upstairs the mastering room engineers record and play back a test lacquer.

Finally, it's time for a recorded take of the "Carmen" excerpts with Mezzo-Soprano Rosie Middleton. The tension is palpable in both the control room and upstairs. It's quickly clear that the free-spirited rehearsal has given way to a darker, more constrained performance that satisfies no one, especially Ms. Middleton.

Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 22, 2017 Published: Feb 21, 2017 12 comments
s promised, I printed out the names of all of the AnalogPlanet readers interested in accompanying
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Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 22, 2017 Published: Feb 21, 2017 4 comments
Chasing the Dragon record producer Mike Valentine’s business is underwater but he’s not complaining.

The reknowned underwater cinematographer’s work can be seen in James Bond movies like “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall” as well as in “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”, “The Bourne Ultimatum” and dozens of other movies, television series and music videos.

Michael Fremer Posted: Feb 21, 2017 7 comments
Today (Tuesday, Feb. 21st) is the final day for entries into the +1 "competition". So this afternoon I will have to choose one of the following unless a late entry appears:

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