LATEST ADDITIONS

Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2017  |  4 comments
The original Kuzma 4 Point tone arm had an effective 11" (280mm) length. More recently Kuzma introduced a 14" version designed to work with its large-plinthed Stabi M turntable.

 |  May 18, 2017  |  23 comments
Day one at High End Munich 2017 was of course a busy day of press conferences and room visits, encounters with old friends and the usual combination of being dazzled by what's new and shaking off jet-lag.

TechDas called an 11:00 A.M. press conference to introduce on the Air Force One Premium turntable the massive motor system that will be part of the Air Force Zero—an upcoming "statement" turntable projected to cost up to $300,000 and designer Hideaki Nishikawa's final turntable project.

Michael Fremer  |  May 17, 2017  |  2 comments
Wavy Gravy (A/K/A) Hugh Romney was reputed to have said “If you remember the ‘60s you weren’t there.” The same was true really of the first half of the 1970s, which played out as if it was the late ‘60s. After all, Woodstock was 1969 and one could argue that that was the year that as a cultural phenomenon “the ‘60s” both began and ended.

Well Harold Bronson, co-founder of Rhino Records was definitely there in the 1970s and he seems to remember just about everything, including date, time, place and more.

Michael Fremer  |  May 15, 2017  |  11 comments
The mystery surrounding the April 18th visit by Ortofon's Leif Johannsen can now explained.

Michael Fremer  |  May 12, 2017  |  7 comments
AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer spoke by phone with "American Epic" director, creator and writer Bernard MacMahon about the making of what should be an indispensable American musical history movie.

Please listen!

Michael Fremer  |  May 10, 2017  |  12 comments
Last year while in Los Angeles I was invited to a cramped Culver City editing studio where I got to see extraordinary footage of a then unfinished sprawling documentary series called "American Epic" subtitled "The First Time America Heard Itself" presented by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.

Michael Fremer  |  May 09, 2017  |  34 comments
It all started as a misheard request for a condiment, Paul McCartney recollects in one of the introductions to the box's sumptuously produced book. During a flight back from America, the band's roadie Mal Evans asked Paul to "pass the salt and pepper", which he misheard as "Sergeant Pepper".

Michael Fremer  |  May 06, 2017  |  22 comments
As the 50th anniversary approached of the 1967 release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Apple Corps and its president Jeff Jones set about deciding how best to mark the occasion (or not).
Michael Fremer  |  May 04, 2017  |  13 comments
Here’s a comparison of eight phono preamplifiers incorporating a variety of features and ranging in price from $399 to $4500. The adjacent “vote” story includes files made using each of them so this write-up will not contain sonic comparisons. Those will follow when the voting closes. When that happens depends upon how many readers participate and how quickly they vote.

Michael Fremer  |  May 04, 2017  |  14 comments
Jerry Goldsmith's remarkable 84 minute, 54 second score for Star Trek The Motion Picture here in its entirety on vinyl for the first time is a musical and sonic spectacular that's far more exciting than was the movie itself. This is one film score you can definitely enjoy without having seen the movie.

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