domenica 8 gennaio 2017


venerdì 9 dicembre 2016

TEAC X2000M Master Recorder

 Another GREAT performer knocks on the door...


venerdì 25 novembre 2016

Pimp Up your Thorens TD 124

If you can't choose wisely, choose randomly ;)

venerdì 11 novembre 2016


Designed and built by the old Isamu Ikeda. Way back in 1967, Ikeda-san founded Fidelity Research, a celebrated Japanese firm that left its mark on the analog world with its tonearms (FR series), cartridges (FR-1 and MC-202) and step up. By 1986 he had founded Ikeda Sound Labs, specializing in low-compliance moving-coil cartridges and high-mass, transcription-length tonearms.

The Ikeda 407 is GREAT with the high mass, low compliance cartridges, like Ortofon SPU and the EMT TSD15SFL; with this combination you can obtain a magical sound, emotionally involving and very tactile. A FUN way to listen to music with a GREAT performer.


Ikeda IT-407CR1 (Long Arm)

Type: Dynamic balance

Overall length: 388mm

Effective length: 307mm

Overhang: 12mm

Tracking error: +2°~ - 0°35'

Stylus force range: 0g 5g (in 0.5g step)

Mounting hole diameter: 31mm

Arm height adjustment range: 25mm - 60mm

Max. arm board thickness: 35mm

Cartridge/Headshell balance range: 6g - 38.5g

Headshell weight: 17.2g



sabato 29 ottobre 2016

TELEFUNKEN RN 100 CX phono equalizer preamplifier

 Another GREAT perfomer...

Very rare Telefunken CX Decoder RN 100 CX.
RN 100 CX is same as phono equalizer preamplifier.

Type: CX noise reduction system same as phono equalizer amplifier
Input impedance: 47k ohm
Input level adjust from: 1.25~15mV
Input: RCA x2 or DIN
Equalization: DIN 45 547
Suitable for pick-up systems with a transmission factor of: 0.25mV~3mV per cm/s (1kHz)
Output level adjust from: 300mV~1.9V
Output impedance: <9k br="" ohm="">Output: RCA x2 or DIN
S/N ratio, weighted: >85dB with CX
Line up: 10 Transistors, 7 IC's, 3 LED's, 7 Diodes
Dimensions: W25x H6.0x D12.5cm
Net weight: 1.1kg
AC voltage: AC-220V 50Hz

venerdì 14 ottobre 2016

Pimp up your Thorens TD124

Some pics of the amagnetic platter for my beloved 124!

MAG-LEV Audio Levitating Turntable

It's a Kickstarter project...

Behold, the first “levitating” turntable is here. More precisely, it’s the platter of the new MAG-LEV Audio that hovers for a new, and supposedly enhanced, way of experiencing vinyl records.

“We were searching for a way to give people a better, newer way to experience vinyl records,” reads the concept design. “By pushing the frontier of audio technology, we were able to integrate the uplifting experience of music into the turntable design itself, bringing the feeling of zero gravity into your living room.”

Ehmmm...Marty where are you?
I can see the Emmett Brown's hand in this new toy ;)