sabato 27 dicembre 2014

Sublima Mat and Clamp

Many mats are included on turntables almost as an afterthought. Sometimes their quality is not only poor but most of the good work done by the TT itself can be negated by the mat.
This Sublima model adds both transparency and enhanced dynamics, allowing the turntable to do its job as it should. It is less than 1mm thick, so is easy to install without any problem.
Stay tuned :)

lunedì 22 dicembre 2014

John Robert "Joe" Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014)

Sad to report that the legendary Joe Cocker has passed away aged 70.
Truly a legend. RIP Joe Cocker.

sabato 20 dicembre 2014

How it is made...McIntosh tube amplifiers

In this episode of "How It's Made", you can see some of the steps in building a McIntosh tube amp...

 Stay tuned :)

mercoledì 17 dicembre 2014

When Albums Ruled the World...

A documentary from BBC showing how the LP changed the music rules between 1960s and 1970s.

martedì 16 dicembre 2014

Oh Oh Oh...'s Christmas time!

Stay tuned :)

giovedì 4 dicembre 2014


After the upgrade to my Garrard, now it's the turn of my LENCO L75 to taste the upgrades with the PANZERHOLTZ platter...

 Here with my paperstone mat...

The match between Panzerholtz and Paperstone create a better extension of the bass range and with a slightly better 3D adds something to the bass range without subtracting anything to the mid-to-high range... in other words the virtual soundstage becomes wider and deeper, respect the original platter. 
The Paperstone Mat makes its works, no doubts about it, and it acts in a way to ease as much as possible the task of the pick-up, but combined to the Panzerholtz platter it seems to increase its features...I do not hide that I'm very intrigued by the idea of making even the plinth in those materials...
"The never ending story"? Somehow yes, but this is part of the fun! 
Stay Tuned ;))))

giovedì 27 novembre 2014


Here some pictures of the Decca Professional Tonearm rebuilding and restoration...

...and finally mounted in my ERA MK6 turntable with a Decca FFSS III cartridge...

martedì 18 novembre 2014

When DIY goes to heaven...

No words can describe IVAN's Turntable....a DIY PROJECT made by aluminium and bronze that looks good also in front of the KLIMO TAFELRUNDE...Here some pics that explain more than words his SUPERB work...

Made only for his pleasure, it took more than 3 years to get finished!