Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  12 comments
It seems appropriate to review Rhino’s sumptuous 4 LP set Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace The Complete Recordings, her enduring gospel album recorded in a Los Angeles church and released in June of 1972 on Atlantic Records, two days after Kanye West’s Easter morning “gospel service” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival before 50,000 fans.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 16, 2019  |  55 comments
AXPONA 2019 held this past April 12th-15th at the Schaumberg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, established the show as North America's pre-eminent audio event. It was the largest show of its kind in terms of industry participation and when the attendance numbers are announced probably attendance-wise as well.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  First Published: Apr 12, 2019  |  16 comments
Electronics engineer Darren Myers is responsible for designing many recent P.S. Audio products. He's finishing up the new P.S. Audio Stellar phono preamp. At AXPONA 2019 AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer sat down with Mr. Myers to discuss the new phono preamp. He also learned that Myers was influenced years ago by an email exchange with Fremer that helped set him on a positive career path. More very soon from AXPONA 2019.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 06, 2019  |  First Published: Apr 06, 2019  |  13 comments
Anthony Wilson is offering AnalogPlanet readers for a limited time a 30% discount on his recent "11/11" album Songs and Photographs.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  First Published: Apr 05, 2019  |  7 comments
TechDAS's new "statement" Air Force Zero turntable makes its American debut at The Audio Salon in Santa Monica, California April 9th and 10th at an event hosted by TechDAS and Wilson Audio in The Audio Salon's brand new big system room.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  First Published: Apr 03, 2019  |  2 comments
Two recently announced Record Store Day offerings may interest you. One is from the jazz label Newvelle. The other is from Reverb LP, the online record marketplace created by reverb, a website for buying and selling musical instruments and accessories.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  First Published: Apr 03, 2019  |  64 comments
Here's 100 recommended all-analog LP reissues worth owning. The video runs two hours so unless you are masochistic, you might want to watch in shorter segments but covering 100 LPs took time! Plus there are the usual fun stories interspersed throughout. Okay, I got wrong the The Who's "Tommy"'s original issue date (I said November '68, was May '69) otherwise all of the information should be correct. Yes, too many superlatives, but that’s video!

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 24, 2019  |  First Published: Mar 24, 2019  |  2 comments
The subscription based vinyl-only jazz label Newvelle Records, which just finished production of its fourth season's recorded offerings (the first title, Noah Preminger's Preminger Plays Preminger shipped last week), held a special event a the label's "home base" studio: EastSide Sound in NYC today, March 23rd.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  First Published: Mar 22, 2019  |  37 comments
Denon's 103 cartridge originally introduced in the 1960s for radio station vinyl playback is still in production and now has achieved near-mythical status. A few body upgrades are available, most of which require the motor to be removed from the less than rigid body. However, this one costing $85 with the not particularly clever name Aluminum Body Cap is one you can easily add yourself to your existing 103.

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