Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  13 comments
The Da Vinci Audio AAS Gabriel MK2 Reference Turntable is a thing of beauty to be sure. It is obviously a mass-loaded design and the build quality appears extremely high with a commensurate price tag of around $50,000.
Michael Fremer  |  May 19, 2013  |  1 comments
Named for a mythical Nordic eight legged horse whose name means "smooth" or "gliding", the Sleipner Reference looks and feels as smooth as its true air bearing, belt driven 20 pound aluminum platter floats and its air "bearing" arm slides.

Michael Fremer  |  May 13, 2013  |  7 comments
New tone arms on display at Munich's High End 2013 point towards a renewed interest in their design and execution, especially among German enthusiasts.

Michael Fremer  |  May 13, 2013  |  1 comments
At Munich High End 2013 German manufacturer AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany) introduced a new 9" version of its innovative tone arm that the company has been packaging with its Viella turntable. You can see cutaways of the arm's innards in the CES 2013 show report.

Michael Fremer  |  May 12, 2013  |  0 comments
Joachim Gerhard is best known as a loudspeaker designer.
Michael Fremer  |  May 12, 2013  |  4 comments
Join my walking tour of Munich's High End Show 2013 courtesy GoPro camera mounted on my head. This is the first time I used the camera.
Michael Fremer  |  May 11, 2013  |  2 comments
Reinhard Thöress's point-to-point wired hybrid JFET/vacuum tube powered phono preamp features five phono inputs, plus variable RIAA that allows you to adjust variances from the RIAA curve at the time constant "knees" of the curve.
Michael Fremer  |  May 11, 2013  |  1 comments
This is a photo of Lyra's new Etna cartridge. While it may not spew lava, hopefully the name refers to its volcanic-like dynamic range.

Michael Fremer  |  May 11, 2013  |  2 comments
This compact idler wheel drive turntable designed by Audio Silente's Simone Lucchitti kept me coming back to look and finally hear, though in the crowded main floor listening was next to impossible.
Michael Fremer  |  May 11, 2013  |  6 comments
Not everyone would strap a GoPro camera onto his head and walk around the High End Show in Munich. But I did. Videos will be posted as soon as they are downloaded and edited!