Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  Jul 09, 2017  |  9 comments
In the early 1960s Brazilian music washed up on American shores riding on an effervescent, sunlit wave of girls from Ipanema and up-tempo tunes like “Desafinado”, popularized by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd on the breakthrough album Jazz Samba.

Michael Fremer  |  Jul 09, 2017  |  First Published: Jul 09, 2017  |  4 comments
Anyone who thinks "The Summer of Love" was a media creation simply wasn't there. Like many baby boomers, Kubernik was there. Unlike many of us though, he was there with photographers Henry Diltz and Guy Webster among others, both of whom gave the rock culture chronicler access to their photos for this highly entertaining, image filled and recollection rich book.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 30, 2017  |  24 comments
AnalogPlanet asked the question Should You Buy a MM Only Phono Preamp If you are using a MM cartridge? and then provided readers with capsules of 8 phono preamps followed by 8 unidentified 96k/24 bit files, asking readers to listen and vote "blind".

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 30, 2017  |  10 comments
Mobile Fidelity's long-awaited line of analog-related electronics, turntables and cartridges announced some time ago and shown at various consumer and trade shows is now available.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 30, 2017  |  13 comments
VPI Industries announced on June 29th the new $900 Cliffwood turntable, named for the New Jersey town in which VPI has been headquartered for the past 30 years.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 29, 2017  |  3 comments
Admittedly, wireless speakers are not AnalogPlanet's "beat", but portable music is everyone's so a few years ago when RIVA launched a series of Bluetooth speakers and showed up at the old Newport Show to demo them for fussy audiophiles, we took note.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 29, 2017  |  18 comments
I read the news today, oh boy! Sony, Japan is getting back into the business of cutting and perhaps pressing records after having "walkman"ed away for the past thirty years.

Here's the story posted by NPR.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 28, 2017  |  10 comments
After last May's High End Munich show, Pro-Ject founder and CEO Heinz Lichtenegger invited international distributors attending the show to visit the company's brand new high-tech "green" logistics center outside of Vienna. They also toured the original Pro-Ject factory in Litovel, Czech Republic as well as the brand new factory down the road.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 27, 2017  |  25 comments
It's an age-old problem and a problem of old age— particularly in a cluttered listening room: you put the record on the turntable, put the jacket down and then forget where you put it. Has that ever happened to you?

Koeppel Design, maker of neat record dividers and the snazziest LP carrying bag has the solution with its new LP Block.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  First Published: Jun 27, 2017  |  1 comments
Elysian Masters today announced its new Los Angeles "vinyl lacquering studio".

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