Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  May 09, 2018  |  First Published: May 09, 2018  |  2 comments
High End Munich 2018 coverage begins tomorrow May 10th, as does the show. If Internet is available in the convention center there will be tweets and Instagram photos too. Otherwise coverage will post nightly depending upon Internet speed, which for now appears to be very video upload friendly. (Photo is from High End Munich 2007).

Michael Fremer  |  May 07, 2018  |  First Published: May 01, 2002  |  5 comments
Setting tonearm geometry with Wally Malewicz's WallyTools (see later)

In his "Manufacturer's Comment" response to my writeup on the VPI Aries Extended turntable in March 2002, Harry Weisfeld wrote that, among other things, he wasn't pleased with what I'd set his 'table on. So I tried supporting the VPI with a piece of very heavy slate resting on six of those big AudioQuest Sorbothane half-spheres and made a series of recordings of LP tracks on the Alesis Masterlink's hard drive at 24-bits/96kHz.

Michael Fremer  |  May 06, 2018  |  First Published: May 06, 2018  |  2 comments
In this short video AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer provides a short history of Allsop's Orbitrac record cleaning device.
Michael Fremer  |  May 03, 2018  |  First Published: May 03, 2018  |  44 comments
This morning the Los Angeles Audio Show scheduled for June 8th-10th at the Hilton Irvine Hotel was suddenly and without warning cancelled via a somewhat bizarre email show organizer Marine de Rogez-Presson sent to participants.

Michael Fremer  |  May 03, 2018  |  First Published: May 03, 2018  |  6 comments
"TuneTot", is a new Wilson Audio Specialties product that will launch May 10th during High End Munich. That and the above image are all that can be said at this time about "TuneTot" other than it is not for babies, is not related to TaterTots, is not a pair of headphones, is not made in China, does not slice, dice, chop, grind or peel and will not give your children great haircuts or put a fishing rod in your pocket.

Michael Fremer  |  May 01, 2018  |  First Published: May 01, 2018  |  11 comments
This video was shot a few weeks ago. The editing was completed today, the day SME announced it had purchased Garrard and Loricraft. Just a coincidence but a neat one! For those who don't know: Loricraft's Terry O'Sullivan is a Garrard 301/401 idler wheel drive expert who rebuilds and restores them for customers world wide.

Michael Fremer  |  May 01, 2018  |  First Published: May 01, 2018  |  6 comments
Rhino releases on June 29th What's That Sound? The Complete Albums Collection Buffalo Springfield's three studio albums newly remastered, sourced from the original analog tapes under Neil Young's "auspices". The boxed set will be available on five CDs, or as a limited to 5000 copies 180g LP edition. Though the group released but 3 LPs, the set includes the mono editions of Buffalo Springfield and Again. The date celebrate's the group's final live concert 50 years ago.

Michael Fremer  |  May 01, 2018  |  First Published: May 01, 2018  |  11 comments
Shure Statement Regarding the Discontinuation of Phono Products

For more than 90 years, Shure has been committed to manufacturing and delivering products of the highest quality, reliability, and value. This commitment requires consistency in materials, processes, and testing, as well the capacity to react to fluctuations in demand.

Michael Fremer  |  May 01, 2018  |  First Published: May 01, 2018  |  3 comments
SME Limited announced today that it had acquired Garrard from Gradiente Electronics of Brazil, which in 1979 had acquired the brand name. In addition, SME announced it had acquired Loricraft Audio founded by Terry O'Sullivan who set up shop in Lambourn, West Berkshire close to Garrard's original Swindon manufacturing site.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  First Published: Apr 27, 2018  |  17 comments
Brothers Kevin and Steven Berg recently purchased vacuum-based record cleaning machine manufacturer Nitty Gritty Record Care Products and have resumed operations in an Atlanta, Georgia based facility that will produce a full line of machines as well as service older units.

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