Editor McCauley in conversation with Howard Popeck in 2008 Can we return to the mercurial Mr. Michaelson at some point today? Possibly. Possibly ….. not. Depends on what your questions are. Some matters are strictly off limits. He is though a bit of a hero for me frankly. (HP makes direct eye contact as if […]
Geoffrey ….. When it comes to listening to what you’ve designed, do you worry that you can find yourself liking something which is actually wrong? How do you keep yourself on track? In the context of tonearms it’s difficult to imagine what I could do to make it sound ‘wrong’. This part of the system […]
Hello Howard The Linn demo I mentioned must have occurred at the time of the CD 12, (I think it was called) launch. It was in rooms in the Park lane Hotel, and it’s sole purpose was to demonstrate that a £12,000 CD player was the equal at least, of six grand’s worth of […]
For the mega-rich, it most certainly is. For mere mortals though, nowhere near.
“This week I took delivery of a rather splendid creation frae bonny Scotland! It’s a 12” version of the PU7 with all parts in matt black, except the counterbalance weight and arm tube which was picked out in gold plate, and it was set up with a highish effective mass to match my Koetsu. Aesthetically […]
I’ve got the original Rega Planar 3 with an upgraded motor (this was an older upgrade, not the newer 24v one) and the standard RB300 arm. A few years back I pushed the boat out and spent £300 or so on a Goldring 2500 MM cart which now needs a new stylus, but I got […]
Hi Howard, Thanks for mentioning my R-zero on your website, I’m sure it helped sell it, however I’ve just been told the winning bidder was a fake! I will be re-listing it right now. Anyway, I was going to contact you as I have some tone arms that I know very little about and was […]
This is my second Rega Apollo-R….Lovely CD Player! This example was built around early (ish) 2017. So probably, one of the last batches made. It’s replacement is now the curved looking Apollo (non R). Like the first Apollo-R I had prior, this one also sometimes freezes. Switching the unit off/back on etc the oddity disappears. […]