Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 23, 2017  |  4 comments
Last March AnalogPlanet reviewed Shinola's Runwell turntable.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments
Posted stories go to the bottom of the page and then disappear but the eight phono preamps compared story lives on and there's still time to vote for your favorite in this blind listening test.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  12 comments
With its compilation-like title, black and white cover art and wide ranging artists roster, The Sound of Jazz, originally issued in 1958, is often confused with one of Columbia Records' early stereo sampler albums.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 17, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 17, 2017  |  1 comments
Illustrator, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe spoke yesterday (6/16/17) with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer after Scarfe's hour-long talk at London's Victoria and Albert Museum where since May 13th (and running through October 1st) "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" has been attracting large, enthusiastic crowds.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  9 comments
In his annotation for Riverside’s 1966 reissue of the 1961 Jazzland original single LP release Monk & Coltrane (RS 390) critic Ira Gitler (who is credited for inventing the expression “sheets of sound” to describe the note cluster technique Coltrane devised during his short time playing with Monk) writes “Coltrane’s talent, set in such a fertile environment, bloomed like a hibiscus.”

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 10, 2017  |  3 comments
At High End Munich 2017 in one of the "pods" on the main floor of the MOC convention center, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer encountered cartridge builder Hyun Lee. Berlin based Lee is a classically trained guitarist/teacher/artisan who prefers vinyl records and decided to design and build his own.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 09, 2017  |  6 comments
A short film about Cleveland Pressing Plant Gotta Groove Records has been selected for screening by both the Palm Springs International ShortFest as well as the the San Francisco Documentary Festival (screening today, June 9th).

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 08, 2017  |  36 comments
More Munich High End and LAAS coverage coming but first: can you hear differences among tonearm cables? Kuzma for one, offers a couple of tonearm wire options but without first hearing each, now can you know which to order? I asked Franc Kuzma for some samples. He sent me three 4Point arm tubes, one of which was wired with two different cables, for a total of four wire choices, though I'm not sure all are currently available options.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 08, 2017  |  13 comments
At his Masters of Vinyl seminar at LAAS 2017 mastering engineer Kevin Gray mentioned that he'd cut a series of records for Speakers Corner using original master tapes.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 07, 2017  |  2 comments
After High End Munich, some of which remains to be covered here, though chances were slim at the just concluded Los Angeles Audio Show of finding new products, we did.

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