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Michael Fremer  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  3 comments
Analogplanet recently visited Audio-Technica’s new Machida, Japan headquarters opened in 2015 to learn more about the fifty four year old company founded by the late Hideo Matsushita, and today run by his son company President Kazuo.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 30, 2016  |  2 comments
While headphones are not AnalogPlanet's "beat", when editor Michael Fremer found himself in Orlando, Florida to address the Barnes & Noble national manager's convention, at the invitation of company president Andy Regan—a Fremer friend for at least three decades—he visited Orlando based Jerry Harvey Audio.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 12, 2017  |  3 comments
AnalogPlanet visits Ovation AV in Indianapolis to speak and play records for a large and appreciative audience. Here's a tour of a well-stocked store filled with affordable two channel audio and home theater. The event featured generous product giveaways on a scale rarely seen, including turntables and big screen televisions. Good show Ovation!

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 05, 2015  |  35 comments
I was a guest today on Evan Toth's WFDU (Fairleigh Dickenson University) radio show. Mr. Toth called recently and asked if I'd like to be on his show, which runs on the Internet and I said "sure". His show is called "Garden State Sound" and features music by New Jersey artists.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 01, 2015  |  82 comments
2014 was a fantastic year for vinyl. 2015 looks to be an even better one.'s editor Michael Fremer looks back on the year past and forward to next year on this "one take" video self-shot after a four day room-cleaning binge during which he discovered vinyl treasures hidden in plain sight.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  31 comments
Analogue Productions Ultra Tape is a new reel-to-reel reissue program that includes some highly sought after titles at 15IPS, 1/4 inch half-track..

Michael Fremer  |  May 03, 2021  |  102 comments
It's the best selling jazz album ever, one of the most influential too, arguably the one that produced a shift from riffing on chord based tunes to modal excursions that gave musicians newfound improvisational freedom. Cynics and the selfish will react to yet another Kind of Blue reissue by claiming that "everyone" already owns a copy but of course that's not true. And no one owns a 200 gram UHQR Clarity vinyl copy pressed one at a time on a manual Finebuilt press.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 10, 2016  |  70 comments
The label is called "Analogy Records" but for now it doesn't sell records. It only sells "master tapes".

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 19, 2016  |  12 comments
A Fahey track from his previous Reprise album Of Rivers and Religion (MS 2089) was scheduled to post in the next few days, but another version also ripped from vinyl on Youtube got this one posted now.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 30, 2015  |  28 comments
The graphic above is incorrect but based upon projections for 2014. Nielsen/Soundscan reported recently that 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in 2014—a whopping 54% increase over 2013.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  1 comments
New York's Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) announces its "Swinging Summer Record Sale" beginning Saturday June 8th through Sunday June 16th from 11AM to 6PM
Michael Fremer  |  Apr 14, 2020  |  33 comments
The hi-fi world has lost a giant, and we at Stereophile have lost a brother.

Art Dudley passed peacefully this morning around 4am after a short illness. The cause was metastatic cancer.

Michael Fremer  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments
Ashley Kahn author of the definitive "Kind of Blue" book moderates a live panel discussion with Ron Carter, Christian Scott, aTunde Adjuah, Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Chad Kassem Wednesday, May 26th 4PM, ET (ignore the time on the image).

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  9 comments
Guitarist Steve Vai gave veteran mastering engineer Bernie Grundman a well-deserved Making Vinyl lifetime achievement award at Monday's Making Vinyl, Hollywood 2019, Blue Note Tone Poet reissue series curator Joe Harley delivered an 80th Anniversary Blue Note slide show and Phonocut demonstrated a home new vinyl cutting system. Those were only a few of day one's highlights at Making Vinyl, Hollywood taking place at the W Hotel, Hollywood.