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Project AR XA

Project AR XA

One of HiFi's most important turntables hit the market in 1961. Acoustic Research launched it's new belt-driven XA, designed by Edgar Villchur. There was nothing like it at the time. The Absolute Sound considers the AR XA one of the ten most important turntables of...

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HiFi Reborn Series

HiFi Reborn Series

The main focus of my business is using my woodworking and metal fabrication skills to rebuild turntables, restore speakers and fabricate custom side panels for tape decks and components to dress them up. I have decided to highlight some of the work I am doing — and...

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Stylus Return on Investment

Stylus Return on Investment

What is your Stylus ROI, and does it matter?  Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment and tries to directly measure the amount of return on a particular investment, relative to it's cost.* This may seem an...

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Hipgnosis Covers

Hipgnosis Covers

Album covers are one of the reasons vinyl is still popular today. I'd go as far to say that without vinyl LPs and cover art, classic rock would not be what it is today and going to the record tape store wouldn't be so much fun. We can thank the founders of...

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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

It’s an exciting time for fans of Classic Rock bands that have stood the test of time. While I must acknowledge that there are people we all know that don’t enjoy classic rock any more, those of us who do, have an appreciation not only for their artistry and...

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Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

Fixer uppers in the home industry are all the rage. You can’t watch tv without stumbling across a show about fixing old homes. Vintage audio gear may not be on tv, but it has a lot in common with houses. People love the design and styling from an era when things were...

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About me

I am a designer & craftsman passionate about music and vintage analog audio gear from the late 60's, 70's, and 80's.

My mission is to help you get the most out of your audio system with custom handcrafted products, and informative resources that help you maintain and improve the quality of your HiFi system.

—  BEND, OREGON  —

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