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Michael Fremer  |  Mar 27, 2020  |  0 comments
The recently reviewed StylusTimer, not quite ready for purchase then, is now available for sale at the StylusTimer website.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 27, 2020  |  2 comments
Grado Labs just announced a new "Timbre" series of cartridges that consolidates under one "roof" the previously separate mid-range "Reference" and "Statement" wooden bodied phono cartridges. Grado also introduced a new $275 OPUS3 cartridge. All, including the budget Prestige series now incorporate techniques developed and incorporated into the top of the line Lineage series.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 20, 2020  |  10 comments
Not sure what's more amazing: how many recordings Alfred Lion produced for Blue Note, or how many great ones have remained in the vaults. Over the past few years, numerous unreleased Blue Notes have finally been released and none are sub-par "leftovers".

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  25 comments
Electric Recording Company announced today the forthcoming "true mono" reissue of Thelonious Monk's Brilliant Corners featuring Sonny Rollins due some time in April. ERC's costly limited edition releases usually quickly sell out. This one's still available but for how long?

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  7 comments
For obvious reasons, RSD 2020 scheduled for April 18th has been postponed until June 20th.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 11, 2020  |  23 comments
Jazz Vinyl Audiophile and Stereophile writer/reviewer Ken Micallef recently visited and interviewed me for his YouTube channel. Thanks to snappy editing and photo insertions, he's produced a fast-paced video you might enjoy watching. This is part 1 of 2 parts.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 09, 2020  |  6 comments
Monday, March 9, 2020 AXPONA announced just now that it's moved the Western hemisphere's largest show from this coming April to August 7-9 at Chicago's Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel and Convention Center.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  12 comments
UMe will release on March 6th, 2020 a 4 CD live box set containing on 4 CDs 4 complete UK and US 1968 Cream concerts, including 19 previously unreleased tracks that include the final ever Royal Albert Hall concert—all recorded during Cream's "Farewell Tour".

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 02, 2020  |  9 comments
Intervention's long delayed release of Joan Armatrading's eponymously titled third album is now set to ship this May. It's now available for pre-order on the Intervention Records website.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 29, 2020  |  3 comments
Rhino originally released this material in 1999 as a 7 CD box set, but to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Fun House release the label returned to the original tapes and Bernie Grundman cut lacquers directly from them for the original album and for the live concert LP. The outtakes are sourced from hi-res files. That's 21st century progress! The $399.98 15 180 gram LP plus two 7" 45 singles set is limited to 1970 copies and is scheduled for July 17th release.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 28, 2020  |  10 comments
Oswalds Mill Audio demoed yesterday (Feb. 27th) at its Brooklyn showroom the K3— a brand new, more than 3 years in the planning and manufacturing direct drive turntable that aims to define "state of the turntable art". What you see in the photo is not the final finish nor is it the 100% completed physical design.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 25, 2020  |  4 comments
Oscar, With Love, was released as a 3 CD set in 2015 to observe the 90th birthday of jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson (1925-2007). To honor her late husband, Kelly Peterson assembled some of the most celebrated jazz artists in the world to perform and record on the luminary's prized personal piano, then released the recordings as a deluxe collector's edition shortly before the 10-year anniversary of the celebrated pianist’s passing. Now, a deluxe limited edition 5-LP 180-gram box set, re-sequenced for vinyl, is slated to be released on February 21 in a two-piece box with a 40-page booklet.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  0 comments
Audio Advisors, West Palm Beach, Florida presents the new Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX loudspeaker Friday February 28th, 3PM-7PM with Wilson's Peter McGrath. Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. to rkothe@atapb.com, or phone 561-478-3100, Attn: Rudi. That is all.
Michael Fremer  |  Feb 12, 2020  |  8 comments
SAN FRANCISCO (2/12/19) -- Parasound will kick off a dealer tour for the new John Curl-designed Halo JC 1+ monoblock power amplifier on February 29th at The Audio Salon of Santa Monica, CA. This will be the first of a number of dealer events nationwide to debut this remarkable new Parasound flagship amplifier. It replaces Parasound's original JC 1 after a 'mere' two decades as king of the hill.
Michael Fremer  |  Feb 12, 2020  |  0 comments
The Big Analog Dog is coming to town!

And by that we don’t mean Garth Leerer or Ken Bowers from Musical Surroundings, importers of AMG turntables and Hana cartridges, two of our very favorite product lines in all the world of audio. Although they WILL be here.

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