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Bring us your old, your sick, your dead ...

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:29:03 pm Australia/Melbourne

Each Saturday from now on we are having a session of Turntable tune and repair instore as a way to revive not only your old record player but also perhaps your flagging interest in a vinyl music collection corrupted by a faulty disc spinner. 

One of the beauties of a turntable is that they are readily serviced with a few specialist tools and parts and reward a bit of TLC with far better sound and many years of life. In this fashion they are far more kindred to a good guitar or piano rather than a piece of consumer disposable electronics.

We have manufacturer trained reps onsite from Project, Rega, Linn, and Ortofon. Should alas your old vinyl spinner be beyond reincarnation we can offer specials on upgrades to a new player.

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Posted By Rab Turner

Van Den Hul cartridge made onsite ...

Sunday, 20 March 2016 4:41:35 pm Australia/Melbourne

First of all, a very big thank you to everyone who attended our van den Hul evening this past week. We were very lucky to play host to one of the worlds great master craftsmen, sharing his skills and knowledge in a special cartridge making demonstration.

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Posted By Troy Merritt

The day I discovered Rotel

Friday, 11 March 2016 6:10:27 pm Australia/Melbourne

 I recently had the very distinct privilege of visiting the Rotel Factory in Zhuhai in China. Although the factory is no longer in Japan the company is still owned by the Tachikawa family that founded it in Tokyo in 1957 as The Roland Company. Initially they were manufacturing Sylvania TVs for the US market and then in the 1960’s moved into Hi Fi as an OEM supplier for Yamaha, Marantz, and others. Rotel branded products were first sold in 1961.

 

The founder Tomoki Tachikawa is 91 years old and still visits the Factory from Japan regularly. It transpires that he is a lifelong friend of Alex Encel and Interdyne of Australia is by far the longest distributor relationship with a fifty year marriage. These days the company is run by Mr Tachikawa's grandson Peter Kao pictured here holding a newborn Rotel amplifier circuit.

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Posted By Rab Turner

Our man Rab talks Vinyl Revival to ABC's Australia Wide

Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:04:00 pm Australia/Melbourne

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Chord Mojo

Saturday, 17 October 2015 9:08:00 am Australia/Melbourne

Chord's Hugo re-defined what one could expect from a portable DAC/Headphone amp. Now it's little sibling is here to blow minds in a smaller chassis...

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