Posts Tagged: 1981

NAD 5120

It was something of a surprise, to be frank. When NAD introduced its 5120 turntable in 1981, the brand’s stock was very high – the 3020 amplifier was unassailable and they couldn’t make enough of them. Typically, it would find itself

NAD 5120

It was something of a surprise, to be frank. When NAD introduced its 5120 turntable in 1981, the brand’s stock was very high – the 3020 amplifier was unassailable and they couldn’t make enough of them. Typically, it would find itself

Japan – Tin Drum

By the time Tin Drum was released on November 13th 1981, Japan had reached its creative zenith. Four years earlier, they had assaulted an unsuspecting pop music world with a striking fusion of glam rock and punk. Twenty year old peroxide

Japan – Tin Drum

By the time Tin Drum was released on November 13th 1981, Japan had reached its creative zenith. Four years earlier, they had assaulted an unsuspecting pop music world with a striking fusion of glam rock and punk. Twenty year old peroxide

Rush – Moving Pictures

In the great pantheon of rock music, Rush sits in an awkward place. Since the band’s formation (in its modern line-up) in 1974, it was always regarded by some as slightly suspect. Its first, eponymous album was a fine thing,

Rush – Moving Pictures

In the great pantheon of rock music, Rush sits in an awkward place. Since the band’s formation (in its modern line-up) in 1974, it was always regarded by some as slightly suspect. Its first, eponymous album was a fine thing,

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Sony TC-K81

By the end of the nineteen seventies, Japanese cassette deck manufacturers had all but wiped out their European competition, and Nakamichi had established itself as king. But it didn’t stop some much larger companies trying to steal its crown. Indeed, we saw

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Sony TC-K81

By the end of the nineteen seventies, Japanese cassette deck manufacturers had all but wiped out their European competition, and Nakamichi had established itself as king. But it didn’t stop some much larger companies trying to steal its crown. Indeed, we saw

Logic DM101

For much of the nineteen seventies and eighties, Linn’s LP12 was the undisputed vinyl king. New title challengers came and went, but the Sondek remained on top. Ironically, because these aspirant monarchs of vinyl didn’t turn out to be quite as

Logic DM101

For much of the nineteen seventies and eighties, Linn’s LP12 was the undisputed vinyl king. New title challengers came and went, but the Sondek remained on top. Ironically, because these aspirant monarchs of vinyl didn’t turn out to be quite as

Celestion SL6

If ever there was a hi-fi product that drew an invisible line under the nineteen seventies, as if to say, ‘this chapter is now closed’, it was Celestion’s SL6 standmounting loudspeaker. It’s hard to describe just how modern it seemed

Celestion SL6

If ever there was a hi-fi product that drew an invisible line under the nineteen seventies, as if to say, ‘this chapter is now closed’, it was Celestion’s SL6 standmounting loudspeaker. It’s hard to describe just how modern it seemed