venerdì 15 settembre 2017

PANASONIC SE 405: another cd4 disc demodulator for Strain Gauge cartridges

Neither moving magnet, nor moving coil, nor moving iron...what is it?
The UNUSUAL system is called strain gauge, based on old vintage CD4 Panasonic/Matsushita cartridges.
Here you are some pics of the Panasonic demodulator...







giovedì 7 settembre 2017

Mono in Mono: PIERRE CLEMENT L7B Mono Cartridge

As most audiophiles know TRUE MONO cartridges are built only to pick up signals of the record in the horizontal plane.


Mono pressings sound more lively, have depth perception and less noise.



Is also faschinating to experience the excellence of mono recordings in the manner that they were meant to be heard and enjoyed at that time.


Among the many mono cartridges which I have had, this Pierre Clement is one of my favourites.

venerdì 1 settembre 2017

PIMP your Garrard

Some pictures of my new Garrard mat...







mercoledì 30 agosto 2017

Technics has announced...

...a new version of its legendary SP10 turntable...
SP-10R features a 7kg brass, rubber and aluminium platter, a careless direct drive motor, and power supply separated from the platter to further minimise noise and vibration.
The news follows the recent revamp of Technics iconic SL-1200 turntables, which were released in April 2017.

mercoledì 12 luglio 2017

PIMP your SME 3009 tonearm: let's talk about bearings

Here some pictures of the replacing of the old bearings with full ceramic ones with...




...a "dry treatment":
"Ultra Dry Lightning Lube LBT Dry Lube has been accepted and is widely used in many industrial applications since the 1960's. Our Ultra Dry Lightning Lube process is available for all metal parts and eliminates the need for using any grease or oil. Bearings, gears, chains and more can now be run completely dry, no more mess! Ultra Dry Lightning Lube can be used with all greases, fuels and oils to extend the life even further. Most radial bearing sizes can be processed for $15 each".

mercoledì 21 giugno 2017

REVOX G 36

Here's the newest addition...a beautiful, lovely and fascinating REVOX G36...


 








mercoledì 14 giugno 2017

Pimp your LENCOS

Looking for a way to replace my old rubber mat and, at the same time, improve the performance of my L 75 I tried a variety of materials, including PAPERSTONE.
Paperstone (the name explains itself) is made by sheets of paper that, once saturated, are fused together under heat and pressure; this cross-links the resin polymer in all three directions producing a dense, homogeneous and essentially non-porous composite product.
Here some pictures of the mat...












Stay tuned for upcoming news ;)