Internationally Renowned At Work

Our own Michael Fremer of Stereophile and, in whom the serious and hilarious often vie for supremacy, was quite busy at AXPONA. In addition to covering all things analog for both publications, he also led two installments of "Michael Fremer's Internationally Renowned Turntable Set-up Seminar," moderated a "Vinyl Lives!" panel, and spoke on a "Meet the Editors" panel. One of Mikey's unforgettable lines: "I once did this smashed on Tequila, but I wouldn't recommend it."

Although I occasionally mention turntables and phono preamps in my coverage—there were a lot of them, and many rooms were alternating vinyl with files—I have basically left analog coverage to Mikey.