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Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 2

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Walk through the Campanile Golden Tulip and Radisson Sobieski Hotel exhibits at Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer.

Audio Video Show 2018 Warsaw Poland Day 1

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Warsaw, Poland’s Audio Video Show has grown almost exponentially over the past 20 or so years. Today it’s Europe’s second biggest show (after Munich) and this year it expects to attract over 15,000 visitors in three venues: the Radisson Sobieski, the Golden Tulip and the skyboxes at the enormous Stadion Narodowy.

Analog Corner #101

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Like the LP itself, the dream of a turntable that could read grooves with a laser beam would not die. The Finial Technology laser turntable has been resurrected as the ELP Laser Turntable by the ELP Corporation of Japan. ELP is headed by Sanju Chiba, an analog true believer and ELP, which has been building and selling the Laser Turntable since 1997, recently announced three LT models with improved sonic performance and user interfaces, including CD-like programmability and remote control.

Bob Dylan 3-Way Not a Devil’s Triangle

By | November 11th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

A New Zealand-based reader recently emailed asking if Mobile Fidelity’s double 45rpm monophonic Bob Dylan reissues were “worth the money”. He added that he was a big Bob Dylan fan.

At Making Vinyl 2018 “The New Business Model Filling The Vinyl Pipeline”

By | November 11th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Hosted by AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer and featuring Chad Kassem (Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions/Quality Record Pressing), Josh Bizar (Music Direct/Mobile Fidelity), Cameron Schaefer (Vinyl Me, Please) and Jay Millar (Sundazed), this lively panel discussion features vinyl industry pioneers specializing in high quality all-analog reissues, a newcomer who built a successful subscription service and a spokesperson for an eclectic label that began reissuing on vinyl at a time when the industry declared the format dead “oddball” and obscure artists along with many well known ones.
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Shows on Both Sides of “The Pond” This Weekend!

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Audio shows happen this weekend in England and America.

“Little” Steven Van Zandt’s Keynote Discussion At Making Vinyl 2018

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

At last month’s “Making Vinyl” conference in Detroit Keynote speaker Steven Van Zandt chose not to present a formal address. Instead, he sat down with music journalist Gary Graff to talk about his relationship with vinyl records and especially his TeachRock (teachrock.org) organization that provides to schools free of charge music educational resources.

Eric Clapton Wastes His Talent on “Happy Xmas,” a Snoozefest that Fails to Bring the Christmas Spirit

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Over the past 70 years, the world has been treated to Christmas songs recorded by Bing Crosby, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Nat “King” Cole, and many others. These classics evoke the wonderful feelings of the holiday season among listeners of all ages. Happy Xmas is Eric Clapton’s attempt to create his own seasonal classic. With a “slight blues tinge” to holiday favorites, he falls painfully short with an amazingly boring, emotionless, and by-the-numbers album.
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Artist: 
Eric Clapton
Album: 
Happy Xmas
Cred Label: 
Bushbranch/Surfdog Records 57688-1 2 45rpm colored vinyl LPs
Cred Prod: 
Eric Clapton and Simon Climie
Cred Eng: 
Alan Douglas, Rowan McIntosh, Poppy Kavanaugh, Darryl Johnson, Jacob Dennis
Cred Mix: 
Simon Climie
Cred Mast: 
Bob Ludwig (digital files) and Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering (lacquer cutting)
Over the past 70 years, the world has been treated to Christmas songs recorded by Bing Crosby, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Nat “King” Cole, and many others.
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Join Me At Ovation A/V Indianapolis This Friday November 9th

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer appears at Ovation A/V Indianapolis on Friday evening November 9th starting at 6PM as part of the two-day 31st Anniversary event. The store’s website calls Fremer a ‘sell-out’, but that’s okay. He’ll show up anyway. Ovation’s site promises big 31st A

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Analog Corner #100

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

The Mørch DP-6 tonearm’s pillar


This is the 100th “Analog Corner” I’ve written for Stereophile. Thanks to all for reading the column, and for taking the time to send me and the magazine so many letters, complimentary and otherwise, over the eight years and four months it’s taken to reach 100 installments. In that time we’ve witnessed one of the greatest resurrections since…well, I don’t want to get into John Lennon’s trap, so let’s just say the unlikely survival and rebirth of analog in the age of digital everything has been one of the most gratifying phenomena I’ve witnessed in my life as an audiophile.

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