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Drive System Retrofits for Other Turntables

Galibier Design - Motor ControllerThrough the years, Verdier and Redpoint owners  (as well as owners of other turntables) have been persistent in their requests for a Galibier drive system (we’re flattered).

Leveraging lessons learned from our recent drive system update, we have streamlined our production capabilities, and we’re proud to announce that we have re-instituted our drive system retrofit/upgrade program for you.
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Neuroscience of Music and Creativity

Sean Carroll holds the Richard Feynman chair in physics at CalTech , and hosts a multi-disciplinary podcast named “Mindscape”.

In this episode, he interviews two jazz musicians who have been exploring the neuroscience of music and creativity – both from the perspective of the performer as well as the listener.
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Change for a Nickel

US NickelI’ve been studying the design of Gibson’s classic P.A.F. humbucker guitar pickup designed by Seth Lover in 1954.

As the design evolved, conductive covers were specified in order to shield them from RFI.  Nickel was selected for a very important reason.

What does this have to do with audio connectors, and why is nickel as  poor of a choice for audio connectors as it is a good one for pickup covers?

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What Do Guitars Have to Do With Configuring a Hi-Fi System?

One of my diversions involves building and rebuilding Fender style guitars.

This particular project has been ongoing for quite some time, and as I’ll explain, it’s been fraught with pitfalls, much like trying to dial in your hi-fi system.

So you might ask … other than this being a musical instrument, what this has to do with hi-fi.

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