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AnalogPlanet Radio Returns With New Host Malachi Lui

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Recently, I presented the idea to AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer that I could do my very own online radio show to post on AnalogPlanet. I could transfer most of the songs from vinyl, stitch them together, and speak in between DJ sets. MF said “try it and let’s see how it turns out.”

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Newvelle Records Hosts Special Attended Recording Session At EastSide Sound Studios

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

The subscription based vinyl-only jazz label Newvelle Records, which just finished production of its fourth season’s recorded offerings (the first title, Noah Preminger’s Preminger Plays Preminger shipped last week), held a special event a the label’s “home base” studio: EastSide Sound in NYC today, March 23rd.

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Denon 103 Slip Over Aluminum Body: Does it Improve Sonics?

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Denon’s 103 cartridge originally introduced in the 1960s for radio station vinyl playback is still in production and now has achieved near-mythical status. A few body upgrades are available, most of which require the motor to be removed from the less than rigid body. However, this one costing $85 with the not particularly clever name Aluminum Body Cap is one you can easily add yourself to your existing 103.

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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”.

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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.

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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:

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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!

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Analog Corner #113

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Richard Vandersteen at the 2004 THE Show in Indianapolis, where Audio Research demmed their MP-1 six-channel preamplifier and 150M multichannel power amp with a Vandersteen speaker system. (Photo: John Atkinson)


CEDIA’s annual late-summer Expo, held this year (as in most) in Indianapolis, came just in time for me this year. I hate the excruciating noise at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association’s gathering, but I get the same charge from high-resolution video as I get from great audio, and the Expo is all about the highest-quality images.

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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.

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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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