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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 20, 2013  |  4 comments
Leveraging its catalog of licensed title and self-produced SACDs, Acoustic Sounds has launched a high resolution digital download site that will allow customers to download their choice of DSD (Super Audio CD), FLAC files at 176/24, 88/24 or ALAC files at 88/24 bit resolution.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 16, 2015  |  19 comments
From left to right, Larry Boden, mastering engineer; Brian Roth, Acoustic Sounds electronics technician; Bill Schnee, producer and recording engineer; Tom Pessagno, chief engineer; Chad Kassem, CEO Acoustic Sounds; Ed Hukoveh, design engineer

[New Video Just Added] We just received this press release from Chad Kassem at Acoustic Sounds and will have more on this later:

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 31, 2018  |  29 comments
This video was produced by Acoustic Sounds. It skirts the "advertisement/useful information" divide but AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer felt it was worth posting for a few reasons.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 03, 2015  |  40 comments
Adele's 25 sold 22,000 vinyl copies in its first week. Yes, that's a fraction of the total sales of 3.8 million copies sold but it's still impressive in our niche world.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  12 comments
Seoul, Korea based Machang Music and Pictures a few weeks ago began pressing records at a brand new facility after a 13 year break (the email said 18 so not sure which is correct). For now the company operates two brand new made in Korea presses,

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  15 comments
TechDAS debuted the Air Force Zero turntable at a recent (March 16th) event in Japan that commences a "world tour" for the 771 pound turntable (not including power supply and air pump) that will make its American debut April 9th and 10th at The Audio Salon in Santa Monica California. It will next appear at Munich High End May 9-12th.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 07, 2013  |  3 comments
All is well in Manila
Michael Fremer  |  Jul 23, 2020  |  14 comments
Rhino will release on September 4th two new early Fleetwood Mac box sets: an 8 CD set Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 that includes 7 studio albums plus an unreleased 1974 concert, and two versions of an all analog 4 LP+ 7" single set cut from the original master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 11, 2016  |  9 comments
We started lobbying Allsop to bring back the Orbitrac almost as soon as its demise was announced. We got no response so started a campaign on musicangle.com to no avail.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  5 comments
Audio Connection in Verona New Jersey welcomes Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings on Saturday, June 8th from Noon to 5pm for our 9th annual Analog Open House.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 12, 2020  |  0 comments
The Big Analog Dog is coming to town!

And by that we don’t mean Garth Leerer or Ken Bowers from Musical Surroundings, importers of AMG turntables and Hana cartridges, two of our very favorite product lines in all the world of audio. Although they WILL be here.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 24, 2020  |  19 comments
Amoeba Music with record stores in Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco says that due to the Covid-19 virus it faces an "uncertain future" as all three stores since mid-March have been shut down. Savings are running out and while the company is paying staff salaries it cannot continue much longer without help from customers and friends.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 02, 2019  |  1 comments
Audio Concepts,11661 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX, is excited to announce an evening of analog listening with partners AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany) and Boulder Amplifiers. In addition to spinning vinyl on the AMG beauty shown in the photo, the event will debut in America Boulder's new 866 integrated amplifier.

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