Posts Tagged: 1982

Hitachi DA-1000

When you think of a first-generation CD player, then it’s either Philips or Sony that springs to mind. However, there were many other machines that were sold to eager aspiring digiphiles, which didn’t receive the same attention or achieve similar

Hitachi DA-1000

When you think of a first-generation CD player, then it’s either Philips or Sony that springs to mind. However, there were many other machines that were sold to eager aspiring digiphiles, which didn’t receive the same attention or achieve similar

Audio Research SP-8

  Such were the politics of British hi-fi publishing back in the early eighties, that you had to struggle to read about anything that wasn’t UK-made and transistor-aspirated. It may be hard to believe in today’s relatively catholic hi-fi world, but

Audio Research SP-8

  Such were the politics of British hi-fi publishing back in the early eighties, that you had to struggle to read about anything that wasn’t UK-made and transistor-aspirated. It may be hard to believe in today’s relatively catholic hi-fi world, but

ABC – Lexicon of Love

“A bizarro trio who show occasional flashes of promise, but whose pretentiousness becomes quite tiresome”, is how the New Musical Express described Vice Versa in early 1978. It was an interesting point, and one which perhaps caused Mark White, Stephen Singleton

ABC – Lexicon of Love

“A bizarro trio who show occasional flashes of promise, but whose pretentiousness becomes quite tiresome”, is how the New Musical Express described Vice Versa in early 1978. It was an interesting point, and one which perhaps caused Mark White, Stephen Singleton

the Compact Disc story

Economic austerity, high unemployment, inflation, severe weather, humiliation for our national football team, wars in distant lands – some things never change! Looking back soberly, 1982 was hardly a vintage year, but one particular moment marks it out as special.

the Compact Disc story

Economic austerity, high unemployment, inflation, severe weather, humiliation for our national football team, wars in distant lands – some things never change! Looking back soberly, 1982 was hardly a vintage year, but one particular moment marks it out as special.

Marantz CD-45 Limited Edition

“When I first heard CD I was shocked”, Marantz brand ambassador Ken Ishiwata tells me. “I felt the potential of what you could do with this tiny disc – it was amazing. What surprised me most at first was its lack

Marantz CD-45 Limited Edition

“When I first heard CD I was shocked”, Marantz brand ambassador Ken Ishiwata tells me. “I felt the potential of what you could do with this tiny disc – it was amazing. What surprised me most at first was its lack

Ariston RD80

Ariston Audio produced a range of fine turntables for a decade and a half, despite being no darling of the British hi-fi press. The Prestwick company got consistently good reviews, but never quite managed to enthuse hi-fi hacks of the day

Ariston RD80

Ariston Audio produced a range of fine turntables for a decade and a half, despite being no darling of the British hi-fi press. The Prestwick company got consistently good reviews, but never quite managed to enthuse hi-fi hacks of the day

Associates – Sulk

One of the best albums of the nineteen eighties in an already overcrowded arena, Sulk was the high point of Associates’ canon and a landmark LP release back in 1982. Nine months after the Human League had shook the pop charts,

Associates – Sulk

One of the best albums of the nineteen eighties in an already overcrowded arena, Sulk was the high point of Associates’ canon and a landmark LP release back in 1982. Nine months after the Human League had shook the pop charts,

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream

Every now and then, the stars align just at the right time to produce a beautiful spectacle – and that’s precisely what happened when this superlative long player was released in September 1982. Glasgow-based Simple Minds’ fifth studio album perfectly captured the early nineteen

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream

Every now and then, the stars align just at the right time to produce a beautiful spectacle – and that’s precisely what happened when this superlative long player was released in September 1982. Glasgow-based Simple Minds’ fifth studio album perfectly captured the early nineteen

Creek CAS4040

At the beginning of the nineteen eighties, the greatest hi-fi success story ever told was surely the NAD 3020. This little integrated amplifier had made a huge impact on the budget hi-fi market, and rightly so. Introduced in 1979, costing

Creek CAS4040

At the beginning of the nineteen eighties, the greatest hi-fi success story ever told was surely the NAD 3020. This little integrated amplifier had made a huge impact on the budget hi-fi market, and rightly so. Introduced in 1979, costing