Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 03, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 03, 2017  |  2 comments
The Los Angeles Audio Show opened today June 2nd at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel adjacent to LAX airport. Here's the ribbon cutting opening ceremonies. More coverage coming up!

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 02, 2017  |  4 comments
A few more product debuts at High End Munich 2017.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 02, 2017  |  8 comments
This is a long video! Many new 'tables were introduced at High End Munich including The all in one The + Record Player, the result of an international design team, that features a Pro-Ject supplied 'table atop a built in sound system carefully isolated from the 'table, the idler wheel drive Blackstone from Italy shown in static display at previous shows, a new compact Thales TTT turntable with tangential tracking pivoted arm for around $9000, and the intriguing looking Cantano.

Michael Fremer  |  May 31, 2017  |  First Published: May 31, 2017  |  11 comments
Let's take a (short) break from Munich High End 2017 coverage and instead play a track from this piano and vocal LP produced and engineered by legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at RTI.

Michael Fremer  |  May 31, 2017  |  First Published: May 31, 2017  |  3 comments
Even if you're not about to spend $24,000 on a tonearm, you ought to watch this veteran turntable and tonearm designer explain what he's done here and why it costs so much.

Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2017  |  First Published: May 30, 2017  |  3 comments
Not that many years ago Avid manufactured a very high end spring-suspended turntable and that was all. Today the U.K. based company has expanded its line of turntables and added a full complement of electronics, a speaker, a powered subwoofer and a few new intriguing tonearms including one that's of 3D printed titanium.

Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2017  |  First Published: May 30, 2017  |  5 comments
May 30, 2017 - Buffalo, NY - Bluebird Music has been appointed North American distributor for hi-fi specialist SME Limited effective immediately.

Michael Fremer  |  May 30, 2017  |  First Published: May 30, 2017  |  1 comments
After more than a decade's absence, this fall Ortofon will re-introduce its original "A housing" SPU. This will be of interest only to owners of certain older style vintage arms designed specifically for this "short" housing SPU.

Michael Fremer  |  May 29, 2017  |  First Published: May 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Brand new from ELAC is the Miracord 70 turntable, one step down from the Miracord 90. The 'table is so new the prototype arm arrived too late to be installed on the display 'table, which was fitted with the arm found on the 90.

Michael Fremer  |  May 29, 2017  |  First Published: May 29, 2017  |  3 comments
On March 30th 2017 we posted a story called Audio Porn Experiment Part #1 and #2.

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