AGFA: WHAT HAPPENED?

Leon Spinks says … Founded in 1867 as the Berlin branch of the Friedr. Bayer et comp. company which was a pioneering manufacturer of synthetic dyes better know today as just Bayer. The branch started to use the Agfa brand name for their photographic products in 1897 and was merged into I. G. Farben in […]

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ZONAL LIMITED: WHAT HAPPENED?

V J Singh writes … A long running British manufacturer of blank tape, it’s usually classified as a Scottish concern but the only address found was actually in Redhill in the south of England. Produced tape from the 50’s into 1999 when they announced their intention to leave the media business. It is unclear if […]

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DAN SHANEFIELD: Clarity Versus Fidelity

In the December 1997 Stereo Review Corey Greenberg reviewed a new DVD recording of the Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture [Delos DV 7001] and heaped praise on the sound quality. At the recent Audio Engineering Society meeting in New York City, this recording seemed to be all the buzz, and several knowledgeable people whom I bumped into […]

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MERIDIAN: CDR @ £4,500 in 1992

They launched this CD-R recorder in 1992, about ten years after the first CD player. It could record both digital and analogue input onto CD discs. It looks very similar to a conventional CD player, apart from the large rotary recording level knob on the left. It was priced at £4,500. Nowadays all the functions […]

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JIM ANDERSON: The Educated Ear

Tune those young ears, Mr. Anderson! After a 30-year career in audio engineering that’s seen his name appear in the credits of over 1700 albums, Jim Anderson, who won the 2013 Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album, for his remastering of Patricia Barber’s Modern Cool, thinks education is the key to stemming the tide of […]

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STUDIOS: Valentine Recording Studio, Los Angeles

Hannes Bieger writes ….. Few industries cherish the achievements of bygone eras as much as the music recording business. From both a technical and an emotional standpoint, studios actively seek to employ gear from half a century ago in current working environments. Imagine the same thing happening in healthcare or aviation! Continues HERE

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