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21st Century Vinyl: Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up
21st Century Vinyl Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
NR     2006     3hr 9min

Michael Fremer, the senior contributing writer to Stereophile Magazine and an expert in all things analog, presents his Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up! Shot in his listening room, Fremer sets up a Project RM-5 (known ...  more »


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Creator: Michael Fremer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Home & Garden, Educational
Studio: Musicangle.Com
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/12/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Setting up your turntable
Martin Straub | Zürich, Switzerland | 07/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have ever wondered how to set up your turntable so your vinyl sounds like it is supposed to sound, this video is an enourmous help. Written, acted and produced by Michael Fremer, one of the very few Vinyl Gurus I have ever seen who can communicate and is listenable - and watchable. This video is both very informative and entertaining. Apart from the setting up of three turntables in three different price classes, all of which he does very well. Michael gives a short introduction to diferent LP qualities, from "Virgin" vinyl - British, to "Streetwalker" vinyl - American. And, during the various set-ups, he admonishes us, the watchers, to "don't go crazy" during set-up. At the end of the video, he introduces us to his personal turntable, the Continuum Audio Labs "Colibri". Said piece of equipment costing around USD 100,000. Michael, when it came down to it, "went crazy".
Very, very highly recommended."
21st Century Vinyl: Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turn
G. Papalardo | KC, MO | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed watching this video, Mr. Fremer even showed how to
set up my turntable the VPI Scout. Before this video my turntable
set up knowledge was limited at best. The next time I buy a new
cartridge I will be setting up my turntable myself..."
And it's fun, too
Adam Sohmer | Brooklyn, NY | 05/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anybody who is familiar with Michael's work knows he is a staunch supporter of analog and is a walking encyclopedia of the many options for acquiring vinyl LP's and turntables. But what's surprising about this disc is not his breadth of knowledge or willingness to share it, but the fact that he can make a potentially dry subject thoroughly entertaining. Music lovers will gain a lot from this disc, including a whole lotta (intentional) laughs. Highly recommended."
Makes it simple
Aussie | Australia | 04/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"21st Century Vinyl is a must have for anyone with a turntable.
It meticulously takes each step in the set up process and fully explains it on three popular, or at least, representative, current turntables.
It is an invaluable reference which both explains, details and reviews the use of a turntable.
I would heartily recommend it. However, both myself and a friend's wife (the friend also has the disc) commented on the way the presenter handled the LP's at the beginning of the disc. Definitely, do not take this as the way to handle your valuable and in many ways irreplaceable, LP's. throwing them aside, placing hands on the playing surface and pushing the record back into the cover before casting it aside! Oooh, made me annoyed.
In any case, despite this minor gripe, a very solid and well-presented disc with a small element of whimsy from on-screen notes (such as "You didn't see that!" when the presenter accidentally knocks the tonearm off it's rest while explaining something......) make this an essential companion for turntable owners."