Ortofon SPU ? Should they be rebuilt back to original standards or “upgraded” into something new ?

Ortofon SPU cartridges have maintained there production through years. There must be a reason to that. Is it only about the historical aspect ? Certainly not, but it is also true that the earliest Ortofon SPU-A and SPU-G are most desirable, most sought after because of there particular sound. These cartridges are rather robust and […]

A modern interpretation of la Revue de l’Audiophile… Part 1 – Western Electric 755A

Jacques Ledauphin stereo six way active set-up

I do remember quite well my first encounter with Jacques Ledauphin in February 2013. He is some kind of tutelar figure in the pantheon of French audiophilia. For those who do not know him, Jacques is a well known French audiophile who developed among other things horns, multi amp with analog and digital crossovers speakers and of […]

Cartridge tasting ? Supex 900 Super retipped by Soundsmith with a Ruby Cantilever and Nude Contact Line Diamond

Supex 900 Super cartridge

I just received this Supex 900 Super cartridge. It is an early Supex model designed and produced by Sugano San. The Supex box looks more like a box for a ring or a piece of jewelry. I must admit that I prefer the wooden box of Koetsu’s but still this little blackish box is part […]

What about a potentially 100% jazz record in vinyl ? Do not worry there is only one French guy on it.

I just discovered this Kisckstarter project : Jérôme Sabbagh limited edition vinyl album of the Turn and I thought that I should share it with you. These are the opening words of Jérôme : “Last year, I recorded The Turn, my third album with my longtime jazz quartet featuring Ben Monder, Joe Martin and Ted […]

Come On Die Young seems to be lasting longer than what the Young Team had in mind…

  We all have some fond memories, some teenage dreams. Mine were partly Scottish : something about the monster of the Loch Ness mixed with heavy malted odors of brewery and distillery during school trips when we were only allowed to drink glasses of concentrated orange juice that would feel as bad in my stomach […]

New Uwe headshell in bubinga wood and Denon 102 body

In-between the Lenco Heaven Belgium meet and my trip to the German audio mafia. I did a stop by Uwe‘s place. And guess what… I had some surprises. Bubinga Uwe  headshell First one is that a new wood for headshells is available : the Bubinga… Here are the first photos: This new headshell has very close […]