The Luxman PD-441 turntable Descriptive and detailed images of the Luxman PD-441 turntable. Armboards
A lot of us has been there – looking at those giant reels on a big Revox Reel to Reel machine. Those big ALU naps and the mechanical “chunk” sound when the wheel engages the capstan, and the reels starts …
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.
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?
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.
The definitive guide into the SME series 3000 tonearms, covering how to identify the different versions, what to look for when buying vintage SME tonearms and what they were designed for.