The very beginning This article is about the audio brand Accuphase and the first products they brought to market. Accuphase is interesting for 2, closely related, reasons; one is that they are known for impeccable quality both in build quality and sound reproduction. Second they are one of the very few audio companies that has …
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 …
Luxman PD-441 and PD-444
The Luxman PD-441 and PD-444 turntables are some of the most revered and sough after direct drive turntables coming out of Japan at a point in time where the big companies raced towards the top of what was possible.
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 …
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.
SME 3000 Series Tonearms – A guide
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.