On the opposite scale to digital

These guys are going back in time and all for the good of our ears and minds, reminiscent of the early ear of recording. Thanks 78 project for reminding us that music and re recording it is also about the people,, the atmosphere, place and artist and less about the media…you cannot compress and fit…

Just deck ergonomics? EMT 927 and its hidden secrets

A turntable is just a spinning platter with a tone arm, yes? And a tone arm is just an arm plus cartridge with a lifter to help things, correct? I have played with the likes of Davinci, Fidelity Research, SME, SAEC, Rega, Linn…long list…and what always got to me was the somewhat flimsy awkwardness of…

Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi is said to lack Callas’ and Sutherland’s range and versatility. But who cares? If you are not into Opera and sopranos get this record (Decca LX5608) and play with a mono cart. Good introduction from my perspective! PS: Thanks W for this one!

EMT 927 & R80 "The Bearing and Platter" Size matters?

Was it the abundance of metal Germany that led William Franz KG  with “Electrical Measuring Technology” to design and build such an imposing machine? Maybe not! Or was he just seeking to mark history with an incredible achievement towards analog reproduction? The design was aimed and for  the high demands of broadcasting; one record, one…