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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

The Wassermann or the birth of a (speaker) stand for Jordan-Watts’ “Flagon”


An extremely heavy, dense, about three centuries old larch log (from a South-Tyrol’s traditional house restoration) will be a one-of-a-kind stand for beloved Jordan-Watts Flagon speakers.

Two Corten-finished base and top metal-plates will complete the job and these amazing speakers will be at correct height for best balanced sound.


Woody combo


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Prof. Padovani’s Thorens TD124


A one of a kind TD124 with EMT 997 Banana arm and skeletal plinth, owned by late Prof. Padovani, an almost mythological semi-pro Italian audio builder and scholar.

Now in my pal Marco’s collection, near the mighty Technics/Fluksus SP10R with Shindo RF773 Meursault and Analogtechnik’s DST17 IA 🥇

A sought-after Ortofon/EMT Bakelite cartridge 🎶

Schopper’s platter and bearing 

Thanks to Marco Minoccheri for sharing with yours truly and the world the above unique pictures.


Tuesday, July 18, 2023

A gardener named Keef 🥇


Clark Terry’s phone-book (1960)


A jazz who’s who 🥇

Glen Moore’s Klotz double-bass (1715)


Hannah Mayne is a bass luthier. In that capacity, she has worked on this Klotz bass (Tyrol, around 1715), belonging to our beloved Glen Moore.

The cracks, bruises and scars are like wrinkles of an elder face belonging to someone who “lived” a lot.


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Max Yasgur or the man who (helped to) change(d) the world


Max Bernard Yasgur (December 15, 1919 – February 9, 1973) was an American farmer. He was the owner of the 600-acre (240 ha) dairy farm in Bethel, New York, where the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held on August 15–18, 1969. 

Mrs. and Mr. Yasgur at Woodstock

He sold his farm in 1971 and retired to Florida, where he died in 1973.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Jordan-Watts Flagon Mk III “high power”


A well-kept secret, yet well known by Far East audiophiles: these JW’s Flagon are magical in their disappearing in the room, leaving only music 🎶🎶🎶

Someone called them ugly ceramics or funeral-urns or - at best - flower-less vases… BUT! listen to them and you’ll highly praise the merits of Ted Jordan and his visionary approach to audio reproduction: if Jordan-Watts’ was good for Be Yamamura, well… it’s good for me, too!

What these “vases” contain is… 🥇🎶🥇