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Michael Fremer  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  25 comments
Electric Recording Company announced today the forthcoming "true mono" reissue of Thelonious Monk's Brilliant Corners featuring Sonny Rollins due some time in April. ERC's costly limited edition releases usually quickly sell out. This one's still available but for how long?

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 16, 2020  |  10 comments
After watching the video showing the Revolv VTF gauge react to the Anna D stylus, SAT's Marc Gomez sent me this analysis:

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 15, 2020  |  23 comments
Revolv has sold a lot of these useful vertical tracking force gauges. To the best of their knowledge—and they know their stuff—they are not magnetized. Yet the one I got surely is as you can see in the video below (there's no sound).

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 15, 2020  |  4 comments
Here's part 3 of Ken Micallef's interview conducted here a few weeks ago. I was on fire but not on anything....just be clear.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 14, 2020  |  6 comments
Charles Lloyd turns 82 tomorrow (March 15th). Two years ago, to celebrate his 80th, Dorothy Darr, his wife/manager and herself an artist, threw a year-long party for him and as a present made him work.

Lloyd and his group toured, with each stop a celebration. On his birthday the entourage pulled into his hometown of Santa Barbara, California and performed at the 150 year old Lobero Theater.

The annotation notes that Lloyd has played there more often than any other venue and more often than any other performer, so it was a true homecoming celebration with “kindred spirits” on-stage and in the audience.

Caleb Attaway  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  9 comments
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is undoubtedly the king of budget friendly, entry-level, high performance analog components. A definite go-to for sub $1000 turntables and bang for your buck phono preamps. Founded in 1991 by Heinz Lichtenegger during the evil reign of the CD, they fought their way to vinyl success and made it!
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  7 comments
For obvious reasons, RSD 2020 scheduled for April 18th has been postponed until June 20th.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  2 comments
In the second video interview Ken Micallef asked me to talk about the Transco/Apollo lacquer fire and that led to a discussion about Scientology's use of metal parts to store L.Ron Hubbard's speeches. Or at least as much about it as I know.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 11, 2020  |  23 comments
Jazz Vinyl Audiophile and Stereophile writer/reviewer Ken Micallef recently visited and interviewed me for his YouTube channel. Thanks to snappy editing and photo insertions, he's produced a fast-paced video you might enjoy watching. This is part 1 of 2 parts.

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