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Michael Fremer  |  May 10, 2017  |  11 comments
Last year while in Los Angeles I was invited to a cramped Culver City editing studio where I got to see extraordinary footage of a then unfinished sprawling documentary series called "American Epic" subtitled "The First Time America Heard Itself" presented by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.

Michael Fremer  |  May 06, 2017  |  18 comments
As the 50th anniversary approached of the 1967 release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Apple Corps and its president Jeff Jones set about deciding how best to mark the occasion (or not).
Michael Fremer  |  May 02, 2017  |  10 comments
Last October we reported on a Swedish newspaper article covering the return to production of the famed Alpha Toolex record press overseen by Niklas Poblenz, who worked for the original company back in the 1980s and who's father worked there in previous decades.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 28, 2017  |  27 comments
Today at The World of McIntosh Townhouse Producer Giles Martin Introduced his new "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band" 50th anniversary stereo mix. Apple Corp and UMe introduce the new 50th anniversary box.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  11 comments
Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology Leif Johannsen and Dee Hustinova, Ortofon U.S. General Manager stopped over today to show me a brand new Ortofon cartridge the design of which Leif has just completed. I can't talk about it or show it (that's why it's in his cupped hand).

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 08, 2017  |  13 comments
VPI recently launched a new Prime Scout turntable that refines the original Scout 'table, which has been in production for many years.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  4 comments
Legacy recently announced its swag for the April 22nd 2017 tenth Record Store Day, proving cynics wrong who claim Record Store Day is "so yesterday."

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  56 comments
AudioQuest's carbon fiber brush, in production for thirty five years, has been the industry "standard" dry record brush. If you have the one pictured above, please throw it out or donate it to a really needy record collector.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  3 comments
Back in 1960 Thelonious Monk created the musical score for Roger Vadim's controversial film Les liaisons dangereuses. It has never before been released as an album, until now.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 11, 2017  |  7 comments
A group of determined fans of both the Blue Note jazz catalog and the Music Matters reissues, which are always done from tape and done correctly recently started a drive to convince the label to issue more of Blue Notes after the label apparently decided it had released a sufficient number.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  4 comments
If you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area, why not spend an evening at Definitive Audio listening to good music on great audio gear hosted by representatives from many of the industry's top manufacturers? I'll be there too.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 26, 2017  |  17 comments
Jack White marked the opening of his new Third Man Pressing plant in a reinvigorated Detroit neighborhood by throwing a grand, festive, sometimes rowdy rock'n'roll (semi-formal attire requested) party. Among the invited "F.O.V.s" (Friends of Vinyl) were most of the owners of America's major and minor pressing plants. The gathering was probably the first time all of these once battered, now thriving survivors of the fading CD era assembled in one place to celebrate the unlikely resurgence of vinyl records.

Michael Fremer  |  Feb 04, 2017  |  5 comments
Sonus faber launched updated versions of the Homage Tradition line’s Amati and Guarneri loudspeakers and added the new Serafino, at an all-day event at the six-story World of McIntosh townhouse in lower Manhattan. Another updated speaker, the center channel Vox was listed in the brochure but not shown during the day-long roll out.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  8 comments
Pro-Ject recently announced the availability of the George Harrison turntable shown at the recent C.E.S..

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