Posts Tagged: 1984

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Nakamichi BX-150E

Nakamichi Corporation was founded in Japan in 1948, the brainchild of tape magnetics research engineer Etsuro Nakamichi. The man was fascinated with tape, and in 1951 started manufacturing open reel decks for other hi-fi companies to put their own badges

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Nakamichi BX-150E

Nakamichi Corporation was founded in Japan in 1948, the brainchild of tape magnetics research engineer Etsuro Nakamichi. The man was fascinated with tape, and in 1951 started manufacturing open reel decks for other hi-fi companies to put their own badges

Cocteau Twins – Treasure

One of the great Scottish bands to come out of the immediate post-Punk era of the late nineteen seventies – think Associates, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Josef K and Orange Juice – Cocteau Twins formed at a Grangemouth disco in 1979. Named after

Cocteau Twins – Treasure

One of the great Scottish bands to come out of the immediate post-Punk era of the late nineteen seventies – think Associates, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Josef K and Orange Juice – Cocteau Twins formed at a Grangemouth disco in 1979. Named after

Marantz CD-54

The first Compact Disc players arrived in 1982 and reached British buyers a year later. This generation has since become largely forgotten, which is a shame because – ironically – many sound far more ‘analogue’ than much of today’s high end esoterica. The Marantz

Marantz CD-54

The first Compact Disc players arrived in 1982 and reached British buyers a year later. This generation has since become largely forgotten, which is a shame because – ironically – many sound far more ‘analogue’ than much of today’s high end esoterica. The Marantz

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Rattlesnakes

1984 was a brilliant year for British music. The Smiths wowed the world with their eponymous debut album, the Cocteau Twins produced their magnificent Treasure, Prefab Sprout served up the beguiling Swoon – and then just when you thought it was safe to walk

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Rattlesnakes

1984 was a brilliant year for British music. The Smiths wowed the world with their eponymous debut album, the Cocteau Twins produced their magnificent Treasure, Prefab Sprout served up the beguiling Swoon – and then just when you thought it was safe to walk

Microdisney – Everybody is Fantastic

Microdisney, The Irish Steely Dan, as they would have been called if the world had been a kinder place. And also if the Cork-formed band hadn’t actually spent most of its life in London, the city that provided much of

Microdisney – Everybody is Fantastic

Microdisney, The Irish Steely Dan, as they would have been called if the world had been a kinder place. And also if the Cork-formed band hadn’t actually spent most of its life in London, the city that provided much of

Naim NAP 135

Some may think this just another of the many power amplifiers that the Salisbury solid-state specialists have produced over the years, but I think it has something about it that warrants a special place in the great scheme of hi-fi

Naim NAP 135

Some may think this just another of the many power amplifiers that the Salisbury solid-state specialists have produced over the years, but I think it has something about it that warrants a special place in the great scheme of hi-fi

Monitor Audio R352

In some ways, the nineteen eighties was a troubled decade for loudspeaker design. Although a number of ‘milestone’ products appeared – such as Celestion’s SL6 and Acoustic Energy’s AE-1 – it’s hard to argue these were completely successful designs in

Monitor Audio R352

In some ways, the nineteen eighties was a troubled decade for loudspeaker design. Although a number of ‘milestone’ products appeared – such as Celestion’s SL6 and Acoustic Energy’s AE-1 – it’s hard to argue these were completely successful designs in