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Malachi Lui  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  9 comments
Today (September 21), record club Vinyl Me, Please formally announced the latest in their VMP Anthology box set series, The Story of Herbie Hancock. Bernie Grundman cut all-analog from tape where possible, GZ pressed the eight albums over 11 LPs on 180g black vinyl and packaged in tip-on jackets. The set retails for $349 and includes a “deluxe” booklet. Curated by Hancock himself, the chosen titles are: Takin’ Off (1962, all-analog), Maiden Voyage (1965, AAA), Head Hunters (1973, AAA), The V.S.O.P. Quintet: Live Under The Sky (1979, digitally recorded), The Piano (1979, AAA), Future Shock (1983, AAA), 1+1 (1997, digitally recorded), and River: The Joni Letters (2007, digitally recorded). Live Under The Sky, a 1979 Japanese CBS/Sony Master Sound live album recorded digitally, is newly re-sequenced and amended at Herbie Hancock’s request. The box set shipping this winter is housed in a two-piece box hand-numbered to 1500 units.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 29, 2020  |  31 comments
I was asked to write a short item for a U.K. business about the high prices of today's new records. I ended up thinking they are not all that high. The Sam Goody's ad from 1973 at the top is for the Led Zeppelin catalog, that at the time consisted of five LPs. The list price was $4.98. The sale price (if you brought in the advertisement) was $3.49. Sounds cheap, no? Well, no.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 04, 2014  |  2 comments
At next week's Rocky Mountain Audio Festival VPI will announce a $500 price decrease for its 10 inch "3D Printed" tone arm tube from $2500 to $2000.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 25, 2013  |  11 comments
VPI's Harry Weisfeld demonstrated a new one piece "3D printer" version of the long-running JMW Memorial Tonearm last Saturday, March 23rd at an open house attended by member of The New York Audio Society.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 23, 2014  |  3 comments
VPI demoed its new Nomad headphone-based turntable last Saturday, March 22nd at the Doylestown, PA headquarters of online vendor Soundstagedirect.com. On hand were the Soundstagedirect folks of course, including company numero uno Seth Franks as well as VPI president Matt Weisfeld and a crew too humorous to mention. Members of the press and public were also in attendance.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 10, 2015  |  3 comments
Note: the original video embedded here was missing the final six minutes of the speech. Sorry. This video is the speech in its entirety.

Analogplanet.com editor Michael Fremer introduced VPI Industries' Harry Weisfeld at the annual Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society's annual "Gala" Sunday, December 5th, 2015 in Buena Park, CA.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  4 comments
VPI just announced a stand-alone dedicated moving magnet phono preamplifier based upon the circuit in the Player turntable's built-in unit.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  12 comments
VPI Industries announced on June 29th the new $900 Cliffwood turntable, named for the New Jersey town in which VPI has been headquartered for the past 30 years.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 08, 2017  |  12 comments
VPI recently launched a new Prime Scout turntable that refines the original Scout 'table, which has been in production for many years.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 18, 2015  |  First Published: Jun 19, 2015  |  15 comments
Wednesday was set-up day so I walked the halls and entered the rooms to shoot some video.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2015  |  7 comments
Walker Audio, best known for its Proscenium air bearing turntable and air bearing tangential tracking tone arm recently announced the new Procession turntable featuring a pivoted arm.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2020  |  12 comments
WAM Engineering's new universal WallyTractor is now available from the newly formed company, a partnership between the late Wally Malewicz's son Andrzej, himself a mechanical engineer and Wally's former production assistant J.R. Boisclair. They've just launched the Wallyanalog website where you will find complete details of the new $395 universal WallyTractor and the available services the Santa Rosa, CA based company provides.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2021  |  6 comments
Stylus Rake Angle Webinar! On March 20th at 11am in the U.S. Pacific Time Zone, WAM Engineering / WallyTools will conduct a free one hour instructional webinar on how to accurately measure your cartridge's dynamic Stylus Rake Angle (SRA) for optimal playback results.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  7 comments
On Friday evening November 22nd at Audio Advisors, West Palm Beach, Florida, Wilson Audio Specialties' Peter McGrath will present a demonstration of the WAMM Master Chronosonic loudspeaker with the WAMM Master Subsonic Subwoofers using some of his own superb recordings—some readers might not know that McGrath has had a long career as a recording engineer, including for Harmonia Mundi among other labels.

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