Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thorens TD 124 DD


The original TD 124 was introduced in 1957 and has been used for decades in countless broadcast studios around the world. Ambitious music lovers also quickly discovered the highly precise turntable for themselves; a dedicated fan base has remained loyal to the TD 124 to this day.

Thorens is now building on this tradition with the completely newly developed TD 124 DD and continues it with innovative technologies. The purist design and basic construction are based on the original, but the height-adjustable aluminium chassis now rests on vibration-damping rubber elements. Instead of the original drive with friction wheel and belt, the new TD 124 DD uses a "High Precision" Direct Drive. This provides powerful torque, allows precise speed control, and keeps unwanted vibrations from the drive away from the platter.

Also new is the tonearm TP 124. It can be precisely adjusted in all parameters to the cartridge of choice and features an innovative anti-skating solution with a ruby bearing and a patented electric tonearm lift to facilitate gentle placement and removal of the stylus.

In addition to the extensive adjustment options, the enclosed headshell provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to selecting a cartridge. The TD 124 DD also comes with an additional, slightly heavier counterweight that matches the Thorens SPU TD 124 pickup, which is available separately. This is an updated version of another legendary piece of vinyl equipment, the famous Ortofon SPU. Thorens has created the SPU 124 together with Ortofon for the discerning vinyl enthusiast looking for the extraordinary.

Thorens has payed attention to every detail when developing the new TD 124 DD to ensure that it meets the highest aspirations in sound performance. A high-quality external power supply unit ensures interference-free power delivery. In addition to the unbalanced outputs, balanced XLR connectors are also provided, which guarantee optimal signal transmission and thus the best possible sound when connecting the TD 124 DD to a high-end system with an appropriately equipped phono preamplifier.


High Precision Direct Drive Motor

Electrical Lift

TP124 Tonearm

Removable Headshell (SME connector)

Prepared for SPU Cartridge

Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs

External power supply

Note: Delivery is special order and lead time is 3-4 weeks.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Coda Technologies System Amplifier S150 & SV

The System includes: 1 x SV separate voltage and 1 x stereo current amplifier S150 Precision Bias Class A operation.

Voltage Amplifier SV: independently regulated with toroidal transformer and 10,000 uF of capacitance.

Bias selection: On/Off

Balanced and unbalanced input selection.

Dimensions: 43.2x6x25 cm (WxHxD)

Weight: 4.5 kg

Current Amplifier S150 - Precision Bias Class A operation

Class A to rated output utilizing Coda proprietary bias control topology

Rated Power: 2 x 150 Watts @ 8 Ohms (2 x 100 Watts Class A), 2 x 300 Watts @ 4 Ohms driven from 20Hz to 20kHz

Frequency Response: DC to -3dB @ 100kHz

Distortion:< 0.1% from 10Hz to 20kHz @ 100 Watts driven into 2 Ohms through 8 Ohms

Gain: 26dB

Maximum Current: >100 Amperes peak per channel

Slew Rate: > 50 Volts per microsecond

Noise: -126dB referenced to rated output

Input Impedance: 100k Ohms unbalanced/20k Ohms balanced

Output Impedance: 0.03 Ohms from 20Hz to 20kHz

Supply: 3.0 kVA toroidal power transformer and 280,000 uF of capacitance. A channel uses 32 individual transistors

Dimensions: 44.5x19.7x48.3 cm (WxHxD)

Weight: 45.3 kg

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Wizard Ultimate update

The latest:

Coda System SV & S150
Oks Reference System
HSE Swiss Masterline 7 inside, login and check out the inside on the CHF 80,000 phono stage.

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Current, please, no voltage

It is worrying that, against all odds, audio amplifiers of all kinds, try to drive the loudspeaker with the voltage instead of current, claims Finnish electronics engineer Esa Meriläinen in his book Current Driving of Loudspeakers.


Gudebrod 3T12V Preamplifier


3T12V is a single ended stereo line level input tube preamplifier.

The heart of this tube preamplifier we utilized a 274b rectifier also making it possible for you to roll tubes like a 5u4 or 5r4 rectifier.

The signal tubes are also capable of being rolled for that one of kind sound. We're currently using Psvane 274b-t mark 2, 12au7 genalex gold lion and a pair of Phillips Jan 12at7wc’s.

Paired with beautifully crafted Lundhal chokes and output transformers it allows our tube preamplifier to sing!

The Wenge wood sides are standard.

Comes with 6’ 14ga. Power cord.

Warranty is 2 years parts and labor, tubes 90 days.

All preamplifiers are made to order and take 3 weeks from date of purchase and are run for 100 hrs. before being shipped.

If local to the Illinois area we also offer in home demo's and installation at no additional charge.


Directly coupled on hand-crafted turret boards


High input impedance, low output impedance

Auto channel balancing compensates for aging tubes

Ground lift switch

Frequency response: 20hz - 50khz

Gain: 5x (15db)

Harmonic distortion: <.05% in normal operation

Power Consumption: 17ma

Main Votlage: 120vac

Inputs: 3 single-ended

Outputs: 1 single-ended and 1 balanced (true 600 ohm load)

Dimensions: 19" x 15.25" x 4.75"

Weight: 25 lbs

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Arteluthe Spada

Stiletto on the right.


Emm Labs DS-EQ1 Optical Equalizer



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