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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Leo Fender 🥇


David Crosby 💔


This man gave to the world something: the truth that music is love… and he will be forever with us 🎶

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Philips EL3300


My companion for some years in my early teens…

I listened to it so much my mom took it away for a while as I was spending too much in batteries 😀😱😏😊

Friday, January 6, 2023

Ballfinger M051R studio reel to reel


Ballfinger M 051 MR

Yep, Master Recorder for Studio Recording to do more analog music 🎶 on tape - as fresh new master recording must be done in 2023!!

To respond to the growing demand for fully studio-standard master recorder, we will be offering the M 051 MR model from end 2023. This machine has with a size of 645 mm x 525 mm the same format as the popular Telefunken M15a, but is based on completely new technology. This machine will be available as shown with 1/4″, but also in 1/2″ and 1″ as 2-channel stereo. In our in-house studio, 6 of these machines are already performing reliably and we are pleased to be able to offer them to you next year.  Pictured is the 1 inch stereo version with full track erase head and rolling aluminium rack. This version sets completely new standards for dynamics and signal to noise ratio.

Here in advance some data:

Available in 1/4″ or 1/2″ or 1″ stereo

3 Motors with direct drive

3 speed 19.05/38.1/76.2 cm/s

3 speed spooling

Reel size up to 14″

Edit function manually one-handed or via control knob

Interface for wired remote control of tape transport functions

electronically balanced inputs and outputs

Interchangeable head assembly

Recording and playback amplifier in plug-in card system in shielded amplifier magazine, accessed from front

Strong aluminum chassis with massive 23 mm aluminium cast ground plate

Available with aluminum rolling rack

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Ear


Seriously, folks: I wish everyone a prosperous, peaceful, healthy and wealthy 2023… and a war-free world, at last 🥂🍀🥂

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Web-detoxing 2022/23


See you soon, or so…

The Green Light


I use this trick to get an even, precise head/ears position in my Studietto, to get the maximum, the sweetest spot.

When I’m able to see this fully centered light it means I’m part of my audio system and the listening experience is at its very best.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Grey is new gold - Fidelity Research CS-2


… ooohh, it’s “just” a little box to handle some recorders, but this gizmo exudes class 🥇 and it aesthetically complements the Fidelity Research AS-1 passive preamp.

Italians do it better - Angelo’s horn and field-coil speaker


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Byg Actuel collection completed🥇


Look at these covers… amazing 🔝

An impressive collection, indeed… worth a life-long search 🎶