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Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  21 comments
The lathe in the picture, located at Abbey Road Studios, is the one Miles Showell used to cut at 1/2 speed, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remix. It began life as a Neumann VMS82 DMM that according to Showell had been "...routinely stripped for spares".

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  17 comments
Technics will be showing at IFA 2017 (Berlin, Sept.1-6) a brand new edition of its legendary SP-10d direct drive turntable. The new SP-10R shown in the above picture is slated to debut in the summer of 2018.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  20 comments
Sad to report that record cleaning specialist Nitty Gritty is going out of business—and not because business is poor.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments
The Audio Salon, Santa Monica, CA and Wilson Audio Specialties invite you to another of our critical listening events. On this coming Saturday evening, August 19th between 4 and 8 PMWilson Audio Specialties' Peter McGrath and The Audio Salon's Maier Shadi with present the all new Alexia Series 2 loudspeaker. (Pictured are Maier Shadi and Peter McGrath).

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  9 comments
Coming up shortly on AnalogPlanet will be a full evaluation of Jim Fosgate's electronic azimuth setting/crosstalk reduction FOZ XT-R!

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  12 comments
Seoul, Korea based Machang Music and Pictures a few weeks ago began pressing records at a brand new facility after a 13 year break (the email said 18 so not sure which is correct). For now the company operates two brand new made in Korea presses,

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  11 comments
Mobile Fidelity's long-awaited line of analog-related electronics, turntables and cartridges announced some time ago and shown at various consumer and trade shows is now available.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  12 comments
VPI Industries announced on June 29th the new $900 Cliffwood turntable, named for the New Jersey town in which VPI has been headquartered for the past 30 years.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  3 comments
Admittedly, wireless speakers are not AnalogPlanet's "beat", but portable music is everyone's so a few years ago when RIVA launched a series of Bluetooth speakers and showed up at the old Newport Show to demo them for fussy audiophiles, we took note.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  17 comments
I read the news today, oh boy! Sony, Japan is getting back into the business of cutting and perhaps pressing records after having "walkman"ed away for the past thirty years.

Here's the story posted by NPR.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  1 comments
Elysian Masters today announced its new Los Angeles "vinyl lacquering studio".

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  4 comments
A short film about Cleveland Pressing Plant Gotta Groove Records has been selected for screening by both the Palm Springs International ShortFest as well as the the San Francisco Documentary Festival (screening today, June 9th).

Michael Fremer  |  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 15, 2017  |  4 comments
The mystery surrounding the April 18th visit by Ortofon's Leif Johannsen can now explained.

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.

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