Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  1 comments
Indie records arrive more often than you might imagine from musicians giving vinyl a shot at reaching a new audience and possibly providing an additional revenue stream (though as most find out, it’s neither cheap nor easy). Unfortunately, vinyl doesn’t transform lackluster into exceptional music.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 31, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 31, 2018  |  36 comments
This video was produced by Acoustic Sounds. It skirts the "advertisement/useful information" divide but AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer felt it was worth posting for a few reasons.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 28, 2018  |  6 comments
Before donating to Good Will an old Hitachi mini DVD recorder that was so "high-tech" in 2005, it was necessary to transfer all of the useful footage. So here are the "highlights" culled from hours of stuff including the 2006 Stereophile show at the New York Hilton—Stereophile's final sponsored show.

For some reason there's not much footage from the show but there is some from an "ask the editors" panel (but not enough).

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 26, 2018  |  2 comments
Soundmatters innovates super-compact Bluetooth speakers that sound far better than anything their size has a right to sound. Now the company enters the Hi-Res audio robotic "personal servant" market with "Upstage 360" a "smart home connect' and "Echo Dot docking station" equipped compact, circular "smart" spe
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 26, 2018  |  1 comments
Last fall AnalogPlanet posted a story about Netherlands based Music Box Designs, maker of sturdy, stackable wooden vinyl storage boxes.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 26, 2018  |  7 comments
Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh's 2014 Kickstarter funded release The Turn was a musical and sonic success. It got great reviews here, in the Boston Globe, Stereophile and the L.A. Times. Now Sabbagh is back with another Kickstarter funded project but this time instead of recording analog and cutting from digital because of the extra expenses involved, he's going for an all-analog production.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2002  |  9 comments
Next time someone tells you that nice guys finish last, tell him or her about Bob Irwin, founder, owner, and president of Sundazed Records. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, he's currently on top, and odds are he'll finish there—for all the right reasons.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 23, 2018  |  9 comments
AnalogPlanet recently received this email from Brit Prather of Pratherteam:

"I wanted to notify you of our small company which specializes in vinyl storage. We offer record racks for on deck listening, small collections and displays for now spinning records which are free standing or wall mounted. As a small company comprised of my husband and I designing and making these units, we’re reaching out to you in marketing efforts for exposure to grow our business".

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 22, 2018  |  11 comments
The Home Tech Network has been purchased from TEN by AVTech Media Ltd (UK) it was announced today in a deal that's been in the works for some time. That means the Home Tech Network's six brands, Stereophile, Sound & Vision, Shutterbug, AnalogPlanet, Audiostream, and Innerfidelity will join with AVTech Media's Hi-Fi News, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice and the Hi-Fi Show Live.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  First Published: Mar 19, 2018  |  6 comments
The folks at Morrow Audio just emailed that they will be bringing to this year's AXPONA audio show in Chicago (April 13-15) at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, thousands of vintage classical and jazz albums all in mint condition, 95% of which have never been played.

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