Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 19, 2019  |  4 comments
This morning at mid-town Manhattan's Dolby Theater (1350 6th Avenue) I got a chance to hear excerpts from Giles Martin's new 50th Anniversary Abbey Road remix in the small, 24 seat screening room filled with invited press, SiriusXM Beatles channel people, others, and members of Ringo Starr's band who were in New York, having played there the previous evening.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 18, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 18, 2019  |  10 comments
Mind-Pop Revolution's Presslift is a complex, approximately 1.6 pound machined brass record stabilizer that is also designed to act as an end of side tone arm lift.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 17, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 17, 2019  |  2 comments
Turbenthal, Switzerland based HiFiction precision-manufactures Thales tangential tracking pivoted pick up arms, battery powered turntables and most recently acquired and now manufactures in-house EMT phono cartridges and a new MC step up transformer.

This was designer Micha Huber's original tangential pivoted arm design, Fremer described in his review as looking like "a tonearm balanced on the end of a seal's nose. (Photo: Michael Fremer)

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 12, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 12, 2019  |  8 comments
This coming Tuesday evening August 20th 5:30PM-9PM please join me at New York City's Innovative Audio for an evening of vinyl record spinning on a fine audio system. I'm bringing some great records from my collection including multiple versions of the same recording so guests can hear what good and bad mastering can do to sound quality and musical satisfaction.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 08, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 08, 2019  |  47 comments
The Beatles Abbey Road gets the expected 50th anniversary treatment on September 27th UMe announced today, which coincidentally is the 50th anniversary of the famous walk across the street photo shoot that became the iconic album cover.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 08, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 08, 2019  |  7 comments
Last April, the iconic, innovative and internationally renowned force in avant-garde music The Art Ensemble of Chicago released their 50th anniversary celebratory album We Are On The Edge. Erased Tapes just issued two vinyl editions of this release, one a double LP studio session featuring a newly assembled group of musicians performing new versions of works spanning the past 50 years, some never before recorded, plus new compositions. The second set is a 4 LP special edition that also includes a live set recorded at Ann Arbor, MIchigan's Edgefest, the annual experimental jazz and creative new music festival.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 06, 2019  |  3 comments
The following is PS Audio's press release for the company's new Stellar phono preamplifier:

Boulder, CO: 8/6/2019-----PS Audio's first product way back in 1974 was a phono preamplifier that outperformed and replaced far more expensive units. Since then, we've offered a number of excellent phono preamps--- but the new Stellar Phono Preamplifier is the best we've ever made.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 05, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 05, 2019  |  4 comments
Acoustic Sounds just announced the acquisition and re-introduction of Disc Doctor record cleaning products (cleaning fluids, applicator brushes, etc.), long considered by both consumers and professionals to be among the finest available.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 05, 2019  |  First Published: Aug 05, 2019  |  0 comments
The by-subscription jazz vinyl-only label Newvelle recently announced "Newvelle Live", a week of music on the stage and in the studio to celebrate Newvelle’s 5th Anniversary. The week-long event features two New York premieres , four world premieres, and five live recording sessions. Alumni from each season of the label’s subscription-based box sets will perform at the legendary Jazz Standard, NYC, Jazz Record’s 2017 “venue of the year.”

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 01, 2019  |  19 comments
Counseloring at Camp Ma-Ho-Ge near White Lake, N.Y. the summer of 1968 was, in the summer of 1969, my ticket to drive to the back of Max Yasgur’s farm traffic free and without delay. I knew the back roads—not that I thought I’d need to use them when we set out for this music and arts festival we’d seen advertised all spring and summer on the walls of the New York City subway system. How could we not go? The advertised line-up was almost too good to believe.

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