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AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer Interviewed

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

The day before he received the L.A. & Orange County Audio Society’s Founder’s Award in early December of 2018, AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer sat down for a lengthy interview with film maker Ben Williams (who remained off-camera). Williams calls it a “guest monologue”.

Air Force Zero Turntable Debuts: If You Have to Ask Price, You Can’t Afford!

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

TechDAS debuted the Air Force Zero turntable at a recent (March 16th) event in Japan that commences a “world tour” for the 771 pound turntable (not including power supply and air pump) that will make its American debut April 9th and 10th at The Audio Salon in Santa Monica California. It will next appear at Munich High End May 9-12th.

With 2019 Releases Record Store Day Outdoes Itself

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

On April 13, Record Store Day is back for its 12th year with over 500 releases only available at independent record stores. This year’s list is arguably the best one since I’ve been attending RSD starting in 2014 (at age 8!), with fewer picture disc and colored vinyl re-hashings of common material and seemingly more unique items. Here are some highlights from the list:

Which Beethoven?

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer is not a classical music authority. If you didn’t know that before watching this frantic, somewhat shallow video, you will after!

Double “Unboxing”: Analogue Productions UHQR “Axis: Bold As Love” MONO & Blue Note Review #2

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Here’s a double dose for AnalogPlanet readers (and YouTube viewers) who like “unboxing videos”: AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer unboxes the not yet released Analogue Productions UHQR Clarity Vinyl mono issue of Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Axis: Bold As Love” and the second edition of the deluxe “Blue Note Review” box #2″—this one a tribute to jazz drummers, particularly Art Blakey.

Rega Research’s Less Is Much More Planar 8 (Plus Exclusive Interview)

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Call it “P8” or “Planar 8” but do not call this new Rega turntable “RP8”. That was the previous 8. Despite the obvious superficial Rega similarities the new Planar 8 differs greatly from its predecessor.

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In Portland, Oregon A New Source For Per Madsen’s “Rackit” Record Racks

By | March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

An AnalogPlanet reader let us know about a new source for Per Madsen’s “Rackit” record storage units (Per retired). Portland Oregon based woodworker Ryan Tinsel manufactures the record storage racks in his “one-man shop”.

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Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis RIP

By | February 26th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis (center in photo) has died at age 64 after a “short illness”. Readers unfamiliar with the group’s astonishing later albums and who lump the group in with late ’70s synth bands might not understand why this is news but Hollis’s later Talk Talk albums Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock surely do. Hollis later released a self-titled solo album recorded with two microphones that ends with two minutes of tape hiss.

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This $19 Pyle Phono Preamp Is Anything But Crap

By | February 26th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

An Amazon search for “phono preamp for turntable” (the last two words theirs) will yield approximately 395 results, and above most affordable Pro-Ject, Cambridge Audio, U-Turn, and Music Hall phono preamps are those of Pyle, a company that makes most every kind of easily affordable product; hifi and A/V components, pro audio products, fitness trackers, subwoofers for boats, kitchen appliances, pest controlling devices, and even security systems! Pyle makes several budget phono preamps with the same specifications, including the $18.99 (MSRP) PP444.
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Boulder Releases, Ships 2108 Phono Preamplifier

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

22 February, 2019: Louisville, Colorado—Boulder Amplifiers announces the immediate release and shipment of its reference level phono preamplifier, the 2108, which is a substantially updated and “re-visited” version of the 2008 that shook up the phono preamplifier market with its versatility, high performance, and high cost.

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