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Music Box Designs AMP BOX Stores Records In Fender Guitar Amp Style

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

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Analog Corner #98

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Every edition of Primedia’s annual Home Entertainment show (formerly known as Stereophile‘s Hi-Fi Show) takes on a life of its own, even if the venue, the participants, and the products are mostly familiar. It has to do with a confluence of factors—the paying customers, the weather, current events, whatever seems to be the hot industry trend, and just “the ether.”


Home Entertainment 2003, held this past June at San Francisco’s venerable Westin–St. Francis Hotel, was no exception. The contours of this show’s personality were drawn in greater relief for those of us who had attended the previous show at this venue, back in 1997.

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VPI Debuts New $15,000 HW-40 Direct Drive Turntable

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

October 21st, 2018, Matawan, N.J.—VPI Industries today debuted a brand new $15,000 HW-40 Direct Drive Turntable at an event held at its Matawan, N.J. “VPI House” headquarters to help celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.

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Intervention’s New Gene Clark “White Light” Reissue Is Like “No Other”

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

If you do a “Gene Clark” search on this website you’ll find plenty to read and to listen to—including an AnalogPlanet Radio show dedicated to the late musician and former member of The Byrds. Please also read here the many record, book and documentary reviews covering Gene Clark’s life and recorded output. The cult of Clark will live on.
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Artist: 
Gene Clark
Album: 
White Light
Cred Label: 
Intervention/A&M IR 028 180g LP
Cred Prod: 
Jesse Davis
Cred Eng: 
Joe Zagarino
Cred Mix: 
Jesse Davis, Sunset Sound, Studio #1
Cred Mast: 
Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
If you do a “Gene Clark” search on this website you’ll find plenty to read and to listen to—including an AnalogPlanet Radio show dedicated to the late musician and former member of The Byrds.
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Gwenifer Raymond’s “You Never Were Much of a Dancer” Is Finger-Picking Good!

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

In an era where virtuosity is seemingly shunned, here comes 32 year old Welsh-born finger picking Gwenifer Raymond who, listening to this album, you’d swear must have been born on the Appalachian trail somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line.
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Category: 
Artist: 
Gwenifer Raymond
Album: 
You Never Were Much of a Dancer
Cred Label: 
Tompkins Square TSQ 5531 LP
Cred Prod: 
N/A
Cred Eng: 
David Hawkes
Cred Mix: 
David Hawkes
Cred Mast: 
N/A
In an era where virtuosity is seemingly shunned, here comes 32 year old Welsh-born finger picking, multi-instrumentalist Gwenifer Raymond who, listening to this album, you’d swear must have been born on the Appalachian trail somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line.
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“Vinyl Mastering & Cutting Intricacies” Panel at Making Vinyl 2018

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

On Monday afternoon at Making Vinyl 2018 AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer moderated a vinyl mastering panel featuring some well-known lacquer cutting engineers: Scott Hull—Masterdisk, Clint Holley—Well Made Music, and Jeff Powell—Take Out Vinyl (MIA Mandy Parnell—Black Lagoon Studios, who was forced to remain in the UK so she could finish up a Bjork project). Welcome to 1979’s Lori Hines “sat in”.

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Analog Corner #97

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Before I write about Music Hall’s MMF-9 turntable (above), in my March 2003 review, I wrote that the SME 30/2 turntable’s combination of attributes “might just make it the finest turntable in the world.” Earlier in the review, I’d said, “The SME 30/2 is perhaps the most tonally neutral turntable I’ve ever heard. Only the Rockport System III Sirius, which includes an integral tonearm, is in the same league, and it doesn’t stand up to the SME’s low-frequency extension and solidity.” I wrapped up the review with: “Overall, the SME Model 30/2 is the best turntable I’ve heard.”

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SAT Pickup Arm Comparison Reveal

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Here’s the “reveal” for the five file SAT pick up arm comparison featuring the Ortofon MC Century. Thanks to all who participated and expressed their opinions.

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“Women In Vinyl” Panel at Making Vinyl 2018

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

At Making Vinyl 2018, the “Women in Vinyl” panel produced a wide-ranging discussion that mostly stuck to business and occasionally dealt with being a woman in the business world generally and the music business specifically. The first panelist to speak provoked the audience with a spirited defense of the compact disc (you youngsters look that up) and from there the back and forth generated a well focused perspective on the business of vinyl from a female point of view. And yes ‘Women in Vinyl'” does sound like a John Waters movie.
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50% Off All Vinyl at The Nonesuch Store Today Only!

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Nonesuch email blast just now announces 50% off “everyday low prices” for the next 24 hours on all vinyl, CDs, MP3s, FLAC, HD merchandise. Just enter promo code AUTUMN at checkout. Nonesuch is one of the only labels that does not sent reviewers any vinyl promos so I’ll be shopping too. Sale ends 1PM Tuesday October 16th (the 2000 Year Old Man’s birthday).

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