October 23, 2020

Vintage EMT Broadcast Turntables: A Dutch Master’s Restorations

Squat, massive, monochromatic, intimidating – nothing like the delicate objet d’art most are accustomed to associating with the act of acoustic-mechanical playback. There is something formidable about a vintage Elektromesstechnik 927 or 930 broadcast turntable. They look the business.
October 9, 2020
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The Vinyl Detective Part Two – Pulp Fiction, Pet Sounds and Scandi Noir

In discussing hi-fi, murder and rare vinyl LPs, our previous conversation with writer, novelist and record collector Andrew Cartmel covered a lot of territory involving his Vinyl Detective book series.
October 1, 2020
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Tokyo Jazz Kissa: Vintage High Fidelity with #VINYL

Whether it’s calligraphy, the serving and drinking of tea, or the uniquely Japanese experience of listening to jazz LPs playing through rare vintage sound systems at specialized cafés, these ceremonies are revered.
September 10, 2020
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Zen and the Art of Vinyl Maintenance

Like a paddle breaking through the glassy reflection of lake water alongside a canoe, the brush broke the surface tension of cleaning solution on the LP.