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Measuring tonearm resonance frequency with the Ortofon Pickup Test Record
Guides, Overview, Thoughts, Tonearms, Turntables

Tonearm resonance theory – or how I learned to stop worrying and love the heavy Japanese arms.

So you have a turntable with a tonearm and a cartridge and you are wondering if the combination of tonearm and cartridge are performing as they should. You might be able to enjoy your music, but you wonder if there an option to tweak the system by either upgrading the cartridge, tonearm or the entire …

Guides, History, Overview, Speakers, Uncategorized

JBL L-100 Speakers – An overview and guide to to the 70’s icon

This article will be an overview of the three different major versions of the consumer JBL L-100 speaker, also known as the L-100 Century speaker. This is maybe one of the most iconic and well-known speakers in the world. It is rather simple, moderately priced and easy to get your hands on and they sound …

Events

Vintagehifi.dk Meetup 2019

Each year the forum at Vintagehifi.dk hosts it’s yearly vintagehifi meet up. Vintagehifi.dk is the primary danish forum for all things related to vintagehifi. I joined the forum right at the beginning back in 2010, and since then I’ve tried to get to the meet up, usually planned sometime in march.

We shift around the country, to make the gathering available to more members, and it is always a pleasure to attend and meet new and old friends. Listening, seeing, learning and in all respects just geek out over old gear. This year we held the gathering right outside Copenhagen, and I was asked to present my speakers and setup.

History

Who was John Iverson?

If you, like me, has been on forums concerning hi-fi for the last 10 years or so, there is a tiny little chance that you might have read the name John Iverson somewhere. The context might be different, maybe it is concerning the rare and seldom seen Electro Research gear. Maybe someone is posting about the build quality of the Marantz 250… or was it the Model 33? Whatever the case, if there is an opportunity to mention it, John Iverson’s mystery disappearance comes up, along with tales of his amazing ingenuity.
But who was this guy? From the small amount of testimonials one can read, he seems like an absolute genius, but was it just fueled by the mystery concerning his disappearance?

Guides, Overview, Thoughts

Owning vintage audio equipment

So you want to finally own that piece of gear you dreamed about but couldn’t afford when it was new? You are getting back into Hi-Fi and want to relive that amp you sold off 25 years ago? Or maybe you just like the sound and craftmanship of vintage gear better? whatever the case might be – I fully understand the drive to own and collect vintage audio equipment – there are a ton of reasons why I personally like the 40-year-old hardware. But there are things you need to know and need to consider before jumping out and spending a lot of money. It is not for everybody.