Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 16, 2013  |  3 comments
New York City based Atocha Design displayed a gorgeous looking, superbly crafted retro-cabinet designed to hold components and store records or other lesser media. All of the company's cabinetry is hand-crafted in the U.S.A. by a master cabinetmaker.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 16, 2013  |  1 comments
The Ikeda Sound Labs KAI MC cartridge mounted on an Ikeda tone arm, itself mounted on a chrome-y looking Triangle Art Signature turntable appeared at the New York Audio Show.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  2 comments
The latest turntable from Simon Yorke, the S-10 is a battery powered design that appears to be a seriously refined and updated edition of the S-7 that was my reference for nearly a decade.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  0 comments
The Reed 3P is one of many interesting tone arms from the Lithuania-based company.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  2 comments
Acoustical Systems' SME-collet type headshell offers provisions for overhang/zenith angle, azimuth and VTA/SRA adjustability.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  0 comments
The SMARTractor appears to be among the most precise devices available to set overhang and zenith angle. The designer even provides a variety of spindle insert to insure a snug fit.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  2 comments
Spotted in the Wes Bender Audio room the new (Jim) Hagerman Trumpet Reference MC/MM phono preamplifier. Uses 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes. Features both MC and MM inputs with a wired remote control for all adjustment functions also available on front panel.
Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  1 comments
Transfiguration's new Proteus MC cartridge replaces the highly regarded and well-reviewed Orpheus L that went out of production last year.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 15, 2013  |  5 comments
Symbol Audio displayed and demoed at the New York Audio Show it's ultra- cool '50s retro all-in-one Modern Record Console—an homage to the '50s era consoles manufactured by companies like Churchill that incorporated high quality components from companies like Fisher, Scott, Harman Kardon into stylish wood cabinets.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 04, 2013  |  12 comments
Greatest Hits albums from the '60s are a crap shoot: how many were made from original tapes strung together to produce reels for lacquer cutting? A few but not most. Instead the originals (hopefully) were pulled and tape copies of the hits were made and those were strung together for the hits package.