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Michael Fremer  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  2 comments
Do you need to see more pressing plants go online to be convinced that the vinyl resurgence is surging? How about this: Furnace Record Pressing in Fairfax Virginia will soon go "live" with ten fully rebuilt Toolex Alpha presses.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 17, 2016  |  14 comments
AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer addresses the L.A. and Orange County Audio Society Gala and gives them the facts and figures that prove that the "analog revival" is real.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 11, 2016  |  12 comments
We started lobbying Allsop to bring back the Orbitrac almost as soon as its demise was announced. We got no response so started a campaign on musicangle.com to no avail.

Michael Fremer  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  37 comments
What a day. It actually started yesterday when I exited an airplane and entered the Newark International Airport terminal and spotted a record store!

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 27, 2016  |  12 comments
The subscription-based, vinyl-only record label Newvelle Records is an audacious project on many levels—a “closed loop” system wherein jazz enthusiasts pay an annual “membership fee” of $425 (includes shipping) and receive six Newvelle-produced records—all performed by mostly familiar “world class” artists— over the course of the year.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 25, 2016  |  15 comments
Last Monday, November 21st, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer along with a few other journalists visited Shinola headquarters in Detroit.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 23, 2016  |  10 comments
Here are some of the RSD Black Friday 2016 Limited Edition offerings:

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 23, 2016  |  42 comments
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Brahms: The Berlin Philharmonic performs the four Brahms symphonies conducted by Rattle and recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie direct to disc September, 2014 using a One-Point microphone set-up.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  14 comments
Just got the news that Leonard Cohen has passed away at the relatively young age of 82 and guitar great Al Caiola at 96.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  20 comments
Way back in 1994 (that's 22 years ago for those of you who forget how quickly time flies by) I was a guest on Gil Gross's radio talk show on the now defunct CBS Radio Network. Gil's show was mostly about politics but he made some room for other topics and on July, 29th, 1994 he had me in the studio for an hour-long show called "CDs vs. LPs: which is better?" Can you guess where I came down here?.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  15 comments
According to mastering engineer Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, all of the albums in both box sets were massacred from the analog master tapes with the following exceptions:

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  2 comments
The famous high-tech Swedish Toolex Alpha record presses are again being manufactured as Pheenix Alpha in a Stockholm suburb by former employees of the original company using the original blueprints. This according to a recent article in a Swedish newspaper.

According to the story, the last Toolex Alpha left the factory in 1990 bound for Melodiya in the then Soviet Union, though it was believed to have been manufactured a few years earlier.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 26, 2016  |  10 comments
The email began "My name is Ray Ullmer and I host a monthly vinyl listening club at my home in Mahwah, NJ".

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2016  |  18 comments
In a cross-label move similar to the Stones stereo box sets from ABKCO and UMe, Tom Petty's complete vinyl catalog will be issued in two 180gram box sets: one featuring his MCA output (1976-1991) and one covering his later Warner Brothers catalog (1994-2014).

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 25, 2016  |  2 comments
The jazz subscription vinyl-only label Newvelle, which had a successful first year, releasing albums by Frank Kimbraugh, Jack DeJohnnette, Noah Preminger, Don Friedman, Ben Allison and Leo Genovese (feauturing Esperanza Spalding and Jack DeJohnette), just announced its second year kickstarter launch.

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