Posts Tagged: 1987

Audio Research SP9

  Back in the United Kingdom of 1987, few audiophiles really noticed the launch Audio Research SP9 – despite it being the company’s best selling and arguably most loved heritage product. It was an exceptionally capable – and technically innovative –

Audio Research SP9

  Back in the United Kingdom of 1987, few audiophiles really noticed the launch Audio Research SP9 – despite it being the company’s best selling and arguably most loved heritage product. It was an exceptionally capable – and technically innovative –

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Nakamichi CR-7E

1976’s 600 was the first affordable Nak. Being a cassette deck, few took it seriously at the time but those who did get to hear it, heard something seriously unexpected. Instead of Compact Cassette’s trademark broken, cracked, muffled warble, real music

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Nakamichi CR-7E

1976’s 600 was the first affordable Nak. Being a cassette deck, few took it seriously at the time but those who did get to hear it, heard something seriously unexpected. Instead of Compact Cassette’s trademark broken, cracked, muffled warble, real music

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Sony TC-K700ES

From the year that pre-recorded cassette sales overtook LP records, comes this swish black box. Whereas previous generations of flagship Sony cassette decks sported features that were once the stuff of dreams, the 1987 700ES brought nothing new to the party. It’s

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Sony TC-K700ES

From the year that pre-recorded cassette sales overtook LP records, comes this swish black box. Whereas previous generations of flagship Sony cassette decks sported features that were once the stuff of dreams, the 1987 700ES brought nothing new to the party. It’s

SME Series IV

Just when it looked like vinyl was reaching its final hour, along came the SME Series V in 1986. The Steyning company had long used the tagline, “the best pickup arm in the world”, but if we’re frank it had

SME Series IV

Just when it looked like vinyl was reaching its final hour, along came the SME Series V in 1986. The Steyning company had long used the tagline, “the best pickup arm in the world”, but if we’re frank it had

Linn Ekos

1987 was a good year for tonearm fans. Just like London buses, after you’d waited seemingly ages, not one but two – then three – came along at he same time. First was the SME Series V, about which much

Linn Ekos

1987 was a good year for tonearm fans. Just like London buses, after you’d waited seemingly ages, not one but two – then three – came along at he same time. First was the SME Series V, about which much

Naim ARO

Reputedly made ‘hand in glove’ for the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable and Troika cartridge, the ARO is one of the quirkiest performance-focused tonearms yet made. The story starts back in 1987 when Naim Audio was pulling back on its special relationship with Linn Products; Linn

Naim ARO

Reputedly made ‘hand in glove’ for the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable and Troika cartridge, the ARO is one of the quirkiest performance-focused tonearms yet made. The story starts back in 1987 when Naim Audio was pulling back on its special relationship with Linn Products; Linn

Audio-Technica AT-OC9

It is 1987, and Compact Disc is in the ascendant. In high streets and shopping malls, turntables and LPs are rapidly disappearing, with the new digital silver taking its place. The talk is of “the death of vinyl”, and the

Audio-Technica AT-OC9

It is 1987, and Compact Disc is in the ascendant. In high streets and shopping malls, turntables and LPs are rapidly disappearing, with the new digital silver taking its place. The talk is of “the death of vinyl”, and the