I visited the Vintage Audio store in Hahama-cho, Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture on August 2, 2020.
There is a huge number of classic records on display in the store with a large area of about 25 tatami mats.
It plays ALTEC 604B mono mix. It is a transparent sound, and the sound of the successor machine such as C is very clear.
The bright, glorious altic tones are subdued and subdued, with a calm, sober look.
The astringency comes out well. It has the characteristics of being a listening monitor and is more than a C-type.
Universal sound, tasty and superbly tasty. 604A is the work of Lansing.
604B is not Jim Lansing's work, but the sound quality is the same as his work.
The system was a NAS with Fidata and Soulnote D2, and the owner Mr. Otsuka's own preamp and a preamp.
We had it sounded by Leak TL/25plus.
This is Mr. Otsuka's homemade preamp. It's not a monaural fader type, but a black knob at the top left is the volume.
Leak TL/25plus "point one" British hi-fi is transparent and has less habit.
The first impact is that it comes, and the first impact is that of an American-made antique amplifier.
It's not that strong an impression compared to the famous machine, but it's a bit more impressive afterwards.
The goodness of the music comes through. It's elegant and expressive, making the music seductive and well listened to.
It's unlikely you'll ever get tired of it. This is still said to be in the middle of the pack in the UK at the level of its heyday.
Leak TL/50plus The company's KT66 amps are popular, but the 50 is the KT88 and has more driving power.
The company says it can drive even modern speakers with heavy vibrating plates with plenty of room to spare.
The ALTEC 604AB's sound value breakdown is 50% for the unit and network, and 50% for the
The box is 50%. In other words, I was told that the box can't be adequate.
I've actually listened to the ALTEC 604 B C E 8G and I've got my own 604C.
Most entertaining sounding, the E has a high-fidelity tone and a touch of Altic.
This one might be better if it's only the original source that remains solidly intact.
The B is universal, monitor-like and the best of its kind, while the 8G is heavy on the vibration version and gives a subdued impression.
The ALTEC 604C may be frivolous, but its entertaining presentation is strong.
I think that the next one is much thinner and is E. The brightness and brilliance are not as bright as the
It's noticeably more than AB. I'd prefer C because it's more immediate.
The AB is crisp and clean and dry, with a taste of Daiginjo and a full-bodied taste.
More universal and monitor-like; ALTEC 604 is from A to E.
Goodmans maxim BBC used it as a tabletop monitor, which made it famous.
It has an exceptionally strong magnetic circuit with Alnico V magnet.
The sound was precise but not cold, light, soft and spacious.
Warm atmosphere. English speakers but with a bright and cheerful tone.
There is a sweet-smelling, sumptuous, booze-induced comfort.
The maxim is very good. Such an intimate
You won't get the atmosphere and depth of taste you get from modern speakers.
The tone is wonderfully warm, emotional, delicate and graceful.
I've heard that other Goodmans don't have the same sound as the Goodmans maxim.
It's a very small speaker, so do you have a big one that makes the same sound?
I asked him what he thought about it, but he said "no", which is a shame.
I had a reissued axiom 80, but the sound is totally different!
That's not an original box, is it?
It was, indeed.
Goodmans is a manufacturer that stands in a similar position to Fostex today.
The business was mostly about supplying speaker units.
It's a shame that there aren't many speaker systems left as complete products.
Stephens Tru-sonic 416?Jim Lansing and his colleague, the Stephens Tru-sonic
Double woofer 3-way configuration. This is a very rare speaker. This is the clearest speaker I've ever heard.
Clear and crisp sound. The low frequency range is fast. The amplifier driven by
BROOK's 2A3, 1950s direct heat triode amplifier. The vivid sound quality is good at jazz.
USA BROOK HIGH QUALITY AUDIO AMPLEFIER Power amplifier using a direct-heating triode 2A3 as the output tube.
TANNOY Monitor Silver Elegant and flowing beauty, compared to Monitor Red.
It's crisp and dry, like an American. It is appropriately massive and a little stagnant.
B.B.C Monitor LS 3/1 Shabby appearance, with a stern, iron-masked look.
Barking like a lion with a dignified and lunging appearance. It has a lively and extended high frequency accent.
A terrific sound of shivering, monstrous bird sounds is roared. A fanfare of trumpets and horns.
Particularly impressive. The colors are monotone and the tone is gentle and calm in England.
It rings loudly and vividly. It has a frightening atmosphere, crispness, and
Excellent dynamic range, with a wide dynamic range of power and weaknesses, in a 38cm sealed woofer.
Two GEC tweeters are installed in parallel to the high frequency unit.
The opening is blocked up with a board and only a few parts of the periphery can produce sound.
The breadth and energy of the sound was astonishingly impressive.
The wooden cabinet with a silver painted silver box has a bold appearance.
The LS 5/1, a top model with the same unit configuration, was a beloved speaker for Fuyuki Segawa.
BEAM-ECHO - Beam tube power amplifier with DL7-35 MULLARD EL34.
This model was featured on the cover of "AUDIO!
It was the cover of AUDIO!
I don't often buy American models, but if you are on the west coast of USA, you can find this model on the cover of "AUDIO!
It's a three feathered glass of Zimran, ALTEC, and Tru-sonic, up to 604A and B if you're ALTEC.
So far, because that was when Lansing was enrolled.
'Vintage English amps, such as Williamson amps, are more high-fidelity and detail-oriented.
Resolution. Sound quality is feminine and clean. The sound quality is feminine and clean, and the American version has more character, depth and substance.
The details are vague and the sound is loose.
DS Audio's optical cartridges were also awesome. It was as fresh as a state-of-the-art digital.
Prices range from 200,000 to 700,000. There are two Technics SP10 record players lined up.
He said the combination with the DS optical cartridge is important.
'I like the monitor sound,'
The owner's preference for monitor sound for listening inspection was really compelling, though.
Antique audio isn't just about anything old, either.
He said the same thing as I did, "There are only a handful of good ones.
Mr. Otsuka was about 20 years old when he started to play audio equipment.
I used to listen to it with a Marantz 8B, and after going through GRF SILVER and others, I realized that the older the better.
I went all the way back to the gramophone, and I did VOIGT DOMESTIC HORN, but
I'm back to the late 40's and 50's, when gramophones were different.
The owner, Mr. Otsuka, is only 49 years old, but he has a lot of knowledge and years of experience as a service engineer.
He was a force to be reckoned with. You have a penchant for English antiques.
I have a copy of the separate volume Stereo Sound Vintage Speakers Vol. 2, UK Edition, in the store.
The books were in tatters and must have been read many times. I could tell that he was eager to learn.
All the amplifiers are from the 1940s and 1950s, but they all have no noise and no hum.
Even my antique amps can't get rid of the hum when they are turned on.
Most of the amplifiers are made in England, but I thought he has great ability as a service engineer.
There are very few antique audio shops that do thorough repairs and commercialize their products.
Most of them only fix the minimum amount.
It's no surprise, though, that there's a crackling, bonfire-like scratchy noise in analog playback.
I've heard that a tube amplifier is 70% determined by the transformer.
That's right. The best transformers made in Japan were made by TAMURA at the Olympics.
It's what we made. When you take that to the US, it's an American intermediate grade.
If you take a top-of-the-line American transformer and bring it to the UK, it's usually a mid-grade British clade.
JBL C31 D31050 (130B/175B)
Corner-type 38cm double woofer, released in 1952. It was JBL's most expensive speaker at the time.
882.5 dollars a bottle. The famous Hartsfield was $735. The drive amp was a BROOK 2A3.
The range is narrow, but the midrange is thick and the sound is reasonably clear, perhaps because of the lack of bass.
Some vintage speakers don't demand the wide bandwidth and braking power of modern high-performance amplifiers.
The sound is almost entirely determined by the speaker unit, cabinet and power amplifier.
JBL's damping factor is 1, Altec's is 5. 600 amps will choke the sound.
Because both the speakers and the amplifier will be braked.
JBL D31050, released in 1952. You know what it says, Jim Lansing?
It's wrong to call JBL after the 1950s a gym run. It's just JBL.
PYE Records HF-20
A 3-way speaker system developed by Pai in the UK in the 1950s using Goodmans units.
It had a gorgeous high frequency sound, and the sound was desirable to let go of. This is another one for shop use and not for sale.
The British treasure, Parmeko LS/1, the first BBC monitor
It is also known as the best speaker in the world.
The BBC studio monitors were developed in 1949-1950 by the British company Palmecho.
The LS/1 38cm coaxial two-way unit was mounted on a non-British cabinet.
A Lorenz LPH65 tweeter was mounted on the front of the LS/1 to create a 3-way configuration.
The name of the speaker system is LSU/10.
An LSM/8 amplifier is built in. Crossover frequency is 1,200 Hz.
The last time it came to market was in the 1990s following the BBC's mass disposal of it, and it hasn't been available since.
There's a lot of GEC KT-88's lying around in a clear case, randomly, and a lot of them.