Blogs

Before we get started, the following: when is something a special edition? After all, it is just how much 'value' you attach to something that is special in your eyes. What may be special to me may not be special to you at all.
Some media that I'm going to show here are in this case not always that...

We start this blog with an overview of vinyl/shellac. After all, it is mainly the collection of records that often has a unique or special edition. Records with special colors or complete images printed on the record. Sometimes they have a separate shape or are played in an alternative way.

A little after 13:00 we arrive by car at the entrance to the halls, the amount of cars is a small reference to the size of this fair. I've been to record fairs before, but these were often made smaller, which also has its advantages (I'll come back to this at the end). The entrance fee was €15 and parking by car comes with a fixed amount of €10....

New Speakers!

15/02/2022

We open this blog with a photo of the old speakers of the ITT brand. A German brand, at least I thought for years. But after some research it turns out to be an American brand. The abbreviation stands for International Telephone & Telegraph. Although there is no direct link with loudspeakers, it appears that the company owned more...

It's high time to check out the second magazine of tapes. Wouldn't you have read it yet here in part 1 I started looking at the tapes from the top magazine that you don't see in the photo here.

I walk through most of the tapes and tell what I find and what I think about it together with the photos. ...

In this series of blogs, we're going to spotlight various well-known and lesser-known artists and bands. I tell a bit about their lives, but of course also about the development of their music career and the various songs and albums that have been released.

We kick off this series with the Danish pianist and composer: Bent Fabricius-Bjerre.

And so suddenly a 3-part magazine with cassette tapes is on the table, at least it has been there for a week or two, but that doesn't count for now. Unpacking and figuring out had to wait until I saw the time to write a suitable blog. Let me start on that today before the houseplant above it starts to overgrow it... ...

Those who deal with cassette tapes and other old junk can count on it that sooner or later people will want to dump their old tapes with you, sometimes with all the good intentions, sometimes just to get rid of them, but usually a combination of the two.

Of course I can easily reject a bag full...

Ever since the beginning of the hobby, I have been busy setting up the devices as interesting as possible. But had to make do with the furniture that was available. Because of this, the line-up has changed a lot over the past few years.

That's how furniture has come and gone. In recent years I had stacked...

Dolby's Noise Reduction technology dominated the tape media market. But what exactly does that noise reduction do? What are the advantages and also the disadvantages of this? And are there other suppression techniques besides Dolby?

Noise is what you often hear in the background, noise comes from the tape itself and can therefore be heard on any...

This blog is about my experiences with tape recorders, I've had a few in my hands in the meantime and learned a lot from them, I think it would be nice to share some experiences.

To start with, there have been many different (good) brands on the market, including: Technics, Pioneer, Teac and more. But Akai has my preference in this. ...