• Koetsu Blue Onyx

    Koetsu Blue Onyx

    In an age of hype, where everyone ceaselessly self-promotes to gain attention and market share, Koetsu represents an oasis of calm. Founder Yosiaki Sugano (1907 – 2002) was a man of many parts - artist, ...
  • Jean C. Verdier, 1938-2014

    Jean C. Verdier, 1938-2014

    Jean C. Verdier, French turntable pioneer, passed away earlier this week. Verdier was born in 1938. He started to manufacture turntables in 1963, during his time with the French company ERA. In 1972, Jean Verdier ...
  • AMG Viella 12 turntable and arm

    AMG Viella 12 turntable and arm

    Yes, it may be German, but it is not that AMG. This one stands for Analog Manufaktur Germany and is the maker of an extremely nice all-aluminium turntable and arm called the V12 (technically the ...
  • Kuzma CAR-20

    Kuzma CAR-20

    The analogue market might be small, but it’s certainly lively. Along with a rush of new adopters, discovering the joys of vinyl replay (and doubtless the frustrations too), the pool of existing users seems to ...
  • Rega RP8

    Rega RP8

    This turntable has taken way too long. I visited Rega in 2012 and saw what was to become (in fact, make that has yet to become) the Naiad, the carbon fibre chassis turntable that Rega ...
  • Magnum Dynalab MD807T

    Magnum Dynalab MD807T

    The biggest problem with some products these days is placing them into the right category. The Magnum Dynalab MD807T is a perfect example of this. It’s a DAB/FM tuner that’s also a valve 24/192 upsampling ...
  • Kronos turntable

    Kronos turntable

    The word ‘Kronos’ comes from Ancient Greek mythology, but although more correctly directed at ‘Cronus’ (the youngest and the leader of the first generation of Titans and the father of Zeus), the term is often ...

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