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Audiophile Stories

Grado Labs: From The Kitchen Table To The World


Grado Labs, from USA, is a Brooklyn based company that hand makes headphones and cartridges. Family run since 1953, Grado has seen three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado. As Ars Technica says, “…on a quiet street in south Brooklyn is a

Bogányi Piano: Sound Beyond Time


The Bogányi piano is born out of deep love, and humble respect for classical piano tradition. Built upon a lifetime desire to improve upon it with fresh, innovation in sound and design. Gergely Bogányi, a world-renowned Hungarian pianist, is the ambitious innovator behind this

Tannoy Loudspeakers: The Originators Of True Point Source


Tannoy Ltd. is a Scotland-based manufacturer of loudspeakers and public-address (PA) systems. Tannoy is one of the oldest and most prestigious audio brands in the world with over 80 years of audio invention. The company was founded in London, England

David Gammon: The Transcriptors Story


Transcriptors Limited was started by David Gammon in 1963. The company was one of the World’s leading manufacturer of manual turntables, tone arms and accessories, and one of the most modern Hi Fi manufacturing plants in Europe during the 60’s,

Shyam Bajaj: From Norway To Norge Audio


From Norway to Norge Audio is a photo book designed by Gaute Johannesen, printed by Apple Inc. in Norway and was released in September 2009 for non-commercial circulation. Mr. Bajaj was generous enough to give a signed copy of this

Quad Electroacoustics: The Closest Approach To The Original Sound


Quad Electroacoustics is a British manufacturer of hi-fi equipment, based in Huntingdon, England. The company was founded by Peter J. Walker in 1936 in London, and was initially called S.P. Fidelity Sound Systems. In 1936 the name was changed to

Mirage Speakers: The Omnipolar Sound Approach


The Mirage brand, from Canada, has always been known throughout the audio industry as an innovator, continuously setting new standards in speaker design and performance. You’ll find that Mirage is the only company founded on the principle that sound should be

Antonio Stradivari: The Undisputed Master Craftsman Of Violin


In 2011, a rare Stradivarius Violin from 1721 sold to an anonymous bidder for a record GBP 9.8 million (equivalent of INR 80 crores) at auction in a charity sale for Japanese disaster relief. Tarisio Auctions, the online auction house

Alan Blumlein: Inventor Of Stereo


Alan Dower Blumlein (June 29, 1903 – June 7, 1942) was a British electronics engineer, notable for his many inventions in telecommunications, sound recording, stereo, television and radar. He received 128 patents and was considered as one of the most significant

Paul Klipsch: The Legend In Sound


Paul Klipsch Story Paul W. Klipsch (March 9, 1904 – May 5, 2002) is one of America’s most celebrated audio pioneers because he revolutionized the way the world listens to recorded music. Unsatisfied with the sound quality of phonographs and early