Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 26, 2018  |  1 comments
Peekskill New York based Soundsmith launched at last October's RMAF a new ES line of moving cartridges that includes ES versions of their Otello, The Voice, Aida, Carmen MKII, Zephyr MKIII, Zephyr MIMIC, Hyperion, Paua MKII, and Sussuro MKII.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 26, 2018  |  8 comments
North American SME importer Bluebird Music recently announced "significant" across the board price reductions on all SME products, effective November 23, 2018.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 26, 2018  |  2 comments
The Blue Note Review subscription box set series returns with "customer feedback" based improved Volume Two. You'll like both what's in the box and what the label has done to improve its overall quality. Plus it will be easier to obtain than was the first set, limited to 1500 copies. Volume Two will be a 2000 set edition.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  First Published: Jan 01, 2004  |  12 comments
Sumiko's Blackbird phono cartridge

Bose ran a full-page ad for its Wave radio a few weeks ago in the New York Times. The headline was "Proof That Great Ideas Get Heard." The company patted itself on the back for winning a technology award for the radio from "Forbes ASAP." The award cites the Wave as being one of 15 "world-changing" technological breakthroughs, on an equal footing with Bell's telephone, Edison's light bulb, and the invention of the CD.

When I read that, my morning coffee went up my nose and back into the cup.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 25, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 25, 2018  |  10 comments
Here's the third and final video shot at Audio Video Show 2018, Warsaw, Poland that concluded November, 18th. Almost all of this footage was from the PGE Narodowy football (soccer) stadium exhibits (Thumbnail is radio interview conducted at the stadium, show organizer Adam Mokrzycki on right).

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 23, 2018  |  8 comments
Winner of the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album, this sublime collaboration with Cuban guitar great Manuel Galbán was issued on vinyl for a blink of the eye and was quickly out of print. Now it's again available on vinyl.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 20, 2018  |  6 comments
Walk through the Campanile Golden Tulip and Radisson Sobieski Hotel exhibits at Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  First Published: Dec 01, 2003  |  10 comments
Like the LP itself, the dream of a turntable that could read grooves with a laser beam would not die. The Finial Technology laser turntable has been resurrected as the ELP Laser Turntable by the ELP Corporation of Japan. ELP is headed by Sanju Chiba, an analog true believer and ELP, which has been building and selling the Laser Turntable since 1997, recently announced three LT models with improved sonic performance and user interfaces, including CD-like programmability and remote control.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 11, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 11, 2018  |  34 comments
A New Zealand-based reader recently emailed asking if Mobile Fidelity's double 45rpm monophonic Bob Dylan reissues were "worth the money". He added that he was a big Bob Dylan fan.

Michael Fremer  |  Nov 11, 2018  |  First Published: Nov 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Hosted by AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer and featuring Chad Kassem (Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions/Quality Record Pressing), Josh Bizar (Music Direct/Mobile Fidelity), Cameron Schaefer (Vinyl Me, Please) and Jay Millar (Sundazed), this lively panel discussion features vinyl industry pioneers specializing in high quality all-analog reissues, a newcomer who built a successful subscription service and a spokesperson for an eclectic label that began reissuing on vinyl at a time when the industry declared the format dead "oddball" and obscure artists along with many well known ones.

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