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Michael Fremer  |  Jul 01, 2016  |  4 comments
Classic Records founder and current owner of Elite Distribution as well as the record store High Fidelity in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles is looking to sell the store.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2016  |  24 comments
—Sardinia, Italy, July 28th: Plymouth, Minnesota-based Audio Research introduced to its dealers and distributors at WOM (World of McIntosh) Convention its new lower priced Foundation line of tube electronics. The three pieces were on static display at the Munich High End Show, but here they played in a system with a pair of Sonus Faber Il Cremonese speakers.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 29, 2016  |  14 comments
—Sardinia, Italy, June 29th: At this week's first ever WOM (World of McIntosh) convention, Sonus Faber introduced an ambitious new "lifestyle" type self-contained audio product that produced near chaos when it was uncovered on stage.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 26, 2016  |  10 comments
With permission, here's a transcription of Frank Kimbrough gh and group covering Andrew Hill's "Laverne" from Newvelle Records' first vinyl release, part of its subscription series of original jazz recordings available only on vinyl.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 18, 2016  |  37 comments
To prepare for a review in Stereophile of two pieces of the company's vacuum tube-based electronics, Analogplanet editor Michael Fremer visits Audio Research Corporation, in North Plymouth, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  39 comments
Instead of the usual "song and dance", the email refreshingly got directly to the point: "Will you review my record?". I replied, "Send it and if I like it I will."

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  9 comments
Here's a press release from URP announcing the company's acquisition of Bill Smith Custom Records.

Analogplanet did not receive it directly from URP because we probably remain on the company's "do not contact" list.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  33 comments
HOLLYWOOD (June 1st)— At a Hi-Res Symposium presented by DEG® (“The digital Entertainment Group”), in Capitol’s legendary Studio “A”, representatives from record labels, Sony electronics, Capitol Studios and The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers wing, discussed the future of high resolution digital audio.

Michael Fremer  |  May 25, 2016  |  34 comments
The new subscription-based vinyl-only label Newvelle Records has given permission to post this video with audio sourced from "Return" Jack DeJohnette's first solo piano record and the label's latest release.

Michael Fremer  |  May 04, 2016  |  27 comments
The release blurb for Eric Clapton's new Glyn Johns produced and engineered record has left some readers confused about the source. Bob Ludwig clears it up.

Michael Fremer  |  May 02, 2016  |  8 comments
Michael Fremer visited a serious Bulgarian record and tape collector in March and shot this video.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 29, 2016  |  3 comments
The WFMU Record Fair, one of the best record shows in America, comes to Greenpoint Brooklyn tonight through Sunday.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 27, 2016  |  18 comments
Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger couldn't wait for next week's Munich show where he will hold a twenty fifth anniversary press conference and debut this handsome new turntable. Instead he flew to New York and debuted it first at the World of McIntosh (WOMA) townhouse.