Sansui G-33000 山水電気株式会社

The company was founded in Tokyo in 1947 by Kosaku Kikuchi, who had worked for a radio parts distributor in Tokyo before and during World War II. Due to the poor quality of radio parts Kikuchi had to deal with, he decided to start his private radio part manufacturer facility in December 1944 in Yoyogi, …

Vestax – Mixers and QFO Players

The Vestax Corporation was a Japanese musical instrument, turntable, and audio equipment, founded by Hidezato Shiino in 1977. The company began with the development and production of electronic guitars. In the 1980s, Vestax made multitrack recorders and later moved on to DJ mixers, professional turntables, CD players, and signal processors. Debt problems led to the …

Technics SL-1200GR

Technics 1200GR is a standard model, inheriting the technology of the leading SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference model turntable with direct drive of a new generation.   Merging Technics’ traditional analog technologies with leading digital technologies The SL-1200GR used modified SL-1200G components, such as the iron-core direct drive electric motor, the high-precision electric …

Akai GX-635D

Launched a year before Akai’s last open-reel development (the GX-625, 1979), the GX-635 and GX-635D were the base for the few later high-end open-reel recorders. The GX-636, GX-646 and GX-747 all drew on the same design, the same GX heads, the same SCM-200 and XO-24TD motors and the same features. And all were very successful …