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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sorane ZA-12 arm

A beauty of shape & function...

Check here for more details...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Gray 108 Magnesium unipivot viscous-damping arm clone

Again by Karmadon's...

GRAY 108 tonearm clone from magnesium alloy.

The arm is made of magnesium alloy. As is known, the most desirable audiophile option of GRAY 108 is made of magnesium.
All mounting dimensions are equivalent to the original. Arm painted with gray WRINKLE dye.
The geometrical dimensions of the arm, arm base, set screw are also 100% equivalent to the original and all made from highest quality materials.
The needle and the screw are made from 1045 steel.
The tonearm is fully equipped with everything being needed to install on the turntable as you can see it on the photos.
The tonearm is equipped with a cable (2 feet) and clips Cardas.
Also, there is an instruction for installing and correct setting.
And now available in black.
Price for such a masterpiece is a stunning USD 550 plus shipping!

Just ordered one for my (second) Lumiere DST or Denon DL102!

Karmadon 12" arm for Ukraine

A gorgeous arm is born, folks...

... an unipivot, an high-mass design by Serge Rogozyansky.

Thanking Any Moore for sharing.

Much worth exploring Serge's site, indeed.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Disc of the Month - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet (Nonesuch 2018)

Listening again to this voice, after years from Oh Superman and others seminal early Laurie's discs, made my day... for many days, now.

This 2 records-set, mastered by Bob Luswig and masterfully played by Kronos' and composed and played as well by Laurie Anderson is a superb disc, indeed.

It's atmospheric and fresh... and the recording is smooth and detailed, unveiled and natural-sounding.

I liked it a lot!

Site of the Day - Tyko Runesson guitars from Switzerland

Today I found a fantastic luthier from Switzerland...

Check the sound of these superb instruments here and here, stunning playing both by Thomas Sonderegger.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Zoe's amp

Check and see it at next Munchen Hi End M.O.C. 2018.

Saturday, March 31, 2018


A rainy Saturday afternoon stands to music-listening as sex stands to love...

... or not?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Glenn Jones' acoustic guitar compilation

From Glenn himself...

I selected and sequenced the tracks for this double LP (or 78-minute CD) collection and wrote the accompanying liner notes. Just got my copies -- Concord / Craft did a bang-up job: top grade vinyl; heavy board gatefold cover; color minis of all the original Takoma and Vanguard LPs; six 11 X 11 pages of notes (20 pages in the CD). Two tracks have never been reissued since they came out on LP more than 40 years ago. Proud!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring 2018 yard-sale

I'm selling the following gears, well-cared for, in flawlessly working conditions... why?

Not because I don't like, actually... yet, life is changes, folks... and I love changing...

Seriously: I'm actually enjoying other gears in my system and it's time to let these fine objects go and find a new, good home.

Thomas Mayer 4-chassis transformers-coupled preamp: line-stage using 2 x 1929 N.O.S. Cunningham CX310 with power supply and Dave Slagle transformers and LCR phono-stage using 4 x Western Electric 437A and Tango LCR EQ600 with power supply. Many N.O.S. spare-tubes included. 220V only. Superb!

Garrardzilla and 4-ways crossovers not included in the offer;-)

Hiraga Le Classè A 30W Class A amps - 4 pieces available, in perfect shape, nicely sounding, superb building quality.

- Marantz 7C tube pre-amp from the '60s with six "Diamond/Smooth plate" N.O.S. Telefunken ECC-83 100 % unmodified/original, as built by Saul Marantz and Sidney Smith + wooden case + original papers - truly seldom seen 220V original!!!!!

- Marantz 10B tube-tuner, the "Rolls-Royce" of tuners from the '60s + wooden case + fully original/unmodified/serviced, perfectly working, with original papers - 117V;

- EMT 997 "Banana" 12 inches arm, N.O.S. in original wooden-box complete with ALL accessories (weights, 2 x arm-rests and papers) - EMT "diamond" mount for TSD15 cartridge - five bare-wires original;

- Ortofon RMG-309i 12 inches arm, original box and papers w/8N Ortofon blue cable;

- IVIE IE-30 Real Time Analyzer, complete in original briefcase, with class A microphone and ALL accessories, a brand-new set of genuine spare IVIE's batteries and Ivie IE-20 Pink and White noise-generator - both with original 117/220V power supplies/batteries chargers - top conditions and not comparable with any other shitty computer analyzer - the one! ;

- Bang & Olufsen CD-5500 design-friendly CD-player, Philips TDA-1541 DAC, superbly sounding;

- Radford HD-250 integrated amplifier, made in England, Partridge transformer, serviced and fully working; 

- BEYER TR/BV 351015006 MC transformer in Hammond alu box - nicely matching and sounding with EMT TSD-15 and, most of all, with Denon DL-103; 

- custom-made cartridges display/holder, dust-proof, made in plexiglas: black base and see-through clear plexiglas cover, good for 6 cartridges and headshells - elegant and useful for carts collectors - two available;  

- Nagra IV-S with QGB large-spools motor, alu flight-case, Power-supplies and accessories, cables, original Nagra's NAB and cine adapters, etc. - museum quality, perfect sounding/recording;

- 2006 vintage Thomas Schick 12" arm.

... also more goodies available - mostly speakers, all in top conditions - ( i.e. '50s Westrex 2080-A 15" woofers 16 ohm/Philips 9710 Alnico/RCA MI-9584 1,5" drivers 15 ohm + original metal theatre horns adapters/Emilar 1" 8 ohm drivers/420A Biflex 15" 8 ohm/JBL 2420 1" - high-drivers and original "sound-barrier" horn - 16 ohm/Isophon 22 cm Alnico/original N.O.S. Saba "green" mids and highs pairs and several baffles for wide-band and bass-enclosures for 15" woofers)... if the case, pls drop a line at:


Will send hi-res pixes of any item to anyone interested enough... only be (a little) patient;-)