At what price point does the rate of interconnect performance improvement taper off more quickly than the rate at which price increases? We all know this audio game is one of diminishing returns, and everyone has an opinion about where the inflection point of the price curve lies. The Headwaters cable project was an exercise …
In adventure sports, fun is broken down into three categories. If one were to translate these categories into building audio components, then constructing cables would be type-2 fun. The object of today’s exercise was a TriPlanar rewire and conversion to a DIN connector.
Earlier this year, a customer contacted me to evaluate two tonearms and three cartridges for suitability with each other. One thing led to another, and I agreed to assust in the restoration of his Garrard 301. Down the rabbit hole I went.
It’s no secret that the majority of my customers find themselves with either Kuzma or Schröder tonearms. Both designers pay meticulous attention to resonance control and energy transfer, and the result is that their designs excel at rendering subtle and dramatic dynamic shadings with a startling sense of realism. Over the years, I’ve fielded questions …
Some of our biggest challenges involve working with other turntable and tonearm manufacturers in order to specify a tonearm mount. Last Winter, we were told that you can’t mount a Kuzma tonearm to a Brinkmann Bardo turntable. We didn’t take “no” for an answer.
Tools selection is a personal matter, and our preferences are influenced by our individual work style. I’m a big fan of both the Feickert Protractor and the Mint LP arc protractors, whereas others prefer the SmartTractor.
So, an ad popped up on my feed – single handed wrist watches. Who would have thought this was thing, and what does this have to do with Hi-Fi?
We’ve been on a bit of a roll with tonearms as of late – first, with the Hybrid Kuzma (click here), and now with the Jelco SA-250. I’ve always considered the Jelco to have untapped potential. While it’s no longer in production, the fact that we still have inventory gave us reason to explore this. …
I’ve always loved the bittersweet, poignant presentation of “Morning Dew” as performed by the Grateful Dead. Only recently was it called to my attention that it is not a traditional folk song but rather was written by Bonnie Dobson in 1961. The story behind its creation adds new weight to it for me.
In our previous update (click here), we documented one of the smallest and most critical parts in a turntable. Today, we bring you a revised conceptual drawing as we draw nearer to the finish line.