Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
. Welcome to the latest addition to the LJC Hi Fi Toys Collection: a moving coil cartridge demagnetiser, from US manufacturer Aesthetix. Delve into the murky and sinister world of hi-fi accessories. Forget which pressing sounds best: make them all sound … Continue reading →
Agent Harry Palmer, Funeral in Berlin (1966) Telefunken ECC83 valve (made in Berlin, 1966) Just arrived at LJC, a pair of the mighty Telefunken ECC83’s, known in the US as 12AX7’s, “new old stock” (NOS), mint unused matched pairs from 1966. Time-machine … Continue reading →
Valve based phono-stage amplifier custom-built to partner the Te Kaitora Rua Dynavector moving coil cartridge. Design and custom component specification by Man-in-a-Shed, assembled by Matthew Snell of World Designs, testing and tuning by John Caswell, audio engineer extraordinaire. Upgrades Extra-smoothing capacitors – Charcroft Z-foil … Continue reading →