April 10, 2021

Archetype: The Ortofon SPU – A Moving Coil Origin Story

Since its introduction in 1959, the Ortofon SPU (stereo pick up) has remained largely unscathed from the ‘newer is better’ mantra that permeates much of society. Robert Gudmandsen’s 62-year-old design is still considered one of the most influential cartridges in high fidelity.
March 29, 2021

Record Magazine: Sharing the Culture of Vinyl

Record Culture Magazine takes readers into the homes and studios of the musicians who are featured on the albums, the people who are running the record labels that produce the albums, and those who are buying and playing the albums, all within an intersection of art and culture.
March 17, 2021

Donna Leake: Soul Trips, Vinyl and Vintage Hi-fi

London-based selector and creative influencer Donna Leake’s vinyl-only NTS Radio show is a window onto how a virtuoso assembles enigmatic jazz hooks. Whether of the spiritual, straight, rock, fusion, or psychedelic varieties, Leake’s uncanny ability to mix jazz with rock, Afro-disco, dub and boogie takes listeners on a genre-bending deep dive through an astral plane of the recherché every episode.
February 26, 2021

Archetype: The Klipschorn – Iconic American Loudspeaker

Much like legendary American industrial designers Charles and Ray Eames influenced all things midcentury modern, so too did Paul Klipsch impact high fidelity. Few, if any, modern audio engineers could profess ignorance of Klipsch’s groundbreaking folded-horn, corner-loading, three-way Klipschorn loudspeaker.
January 17, 2021

Devon Turnbull: Old School Hi-fi Influencer

Colour from a spray paint can, stitching detail on a bespoke shirt, sonic impact from a vintage horn speaker array – creative frequencies which resonate with artist, designer and audio engineer Devon Turnbull.
January 2, 2021

J-Punk: A Brief History of Docs, Mohawks and Degenerates

It was the mid-‘80s, the original Japanese punk scene was starting to peter out and become workaday, D-beat predictable. Then brothers Fifi and Fink arrived and things began to change.
December 11, 2020
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Western Electric Horn Systems: Time Travel with Tim Gurney

Timothy Gurney has taken it upon himself to singlehandedly recreate Western Electric horn designs from scratch. Working from his dedicated studio in France, Gurney utilizes turn-of-the-20th-century materials and period custom-fabricated tools to deliver the most authentic Western Electric replica horn experience possible to his customers.