What is stereo?

There are now two system of high fidelity, monophonic (monaural) and stereophonic. Monophonic is a system that starts from one microphone and is fed through a single high fidelity set. Stereophonic is a double system. Two separate microphones are placed at different sides of the orchestra and two different systems are used to keep the two signals or channels separated. Two separate speakers are used, placed on different sides of you room. Stereo is much like 3-D photography, two slightly different sound reach your ears giving you a new dimension in sound.

H.H. Scott '59

Sonus Faber "MUSICA"

Musica is a pure and precise amplifier, designed and
manufactured with state of the art of technology.
Musica is the perfect expression of the Sonus faber philosophy, embodying simplicity while representing the quest for the finest sound reproduction possible, above and beyond that which fashion dictates.This pure and simple design, while state-of-the-art in terms of technology, contrasts with the sophisticated technical considerations applied in its conception and construction, the interior accomodates the ample power supply and ultra high-speed circuitry.

In creating this precision instrument, Sonus faber did not regard absolute power as a design objective. Instead, we concentrated on musical quality,for the kind of reproduction which involves the listener's heart. Musica has been designed not just by us but for us. And for music lovers everywhere.

Power Output: 100 watts x 2, 4 ohms / 50 watts x 2, 8 ohms
Amplifier Features: Left / Right Channel symmetrical PCB design
Surface Mounted Device (SMD) technology for shortest signal
path 28 dB total gain
Dual JFET differential input with double bootstrapping
Error corrected MOSFET output stage
Low impedance dynamic drive capability
DC short circuit and thermal protection circuit
Six line inputs
Buffered record output
Custom made plastic conductive volume control
No tone controls for signal purity
Mechanical input selector with switched ground line
WBT gold-plated speaker terminals

Power Supply Feautures: Torodial type transformer
Custom twin 1500 mF low multiplication factor main capacitors
Independent power supply for input gain stage and output stage
Ultra high speed schottky diode rectifier in double bridge
configuration for input and output stage
Discrete voltage regulators for input gain stage
Finish: Front panel in solid black lacquer finish.
Controls and spikes in gold plated copper
Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 6 inches (WDH);
432 x 381 x 153 mm (WDH)
Weight: 35.2 lbs / 16kg

CIZEK model ONE (it)

CIZEK i primi diffusori "non reattivi". 8 brevetti internazionali per il primo, incredibile, sofisticatissimo "crossover a voltaggio costante". Il risultato: curva di impedenza piatta come mai prima d'ora, maggior potenza dagli amplificatori, minor distorsione e la piu' sorprendente accuratezza sonora equalizzabile per ogni genere musicale e ambiente acustico.
Ogni diffusore è individualmente calibrato.
Esente da clipping sino a 900 W di picco dai test dell'American CBS Technology Center.
Fattore di Q a 0.6 oppure 1: per variare lo smorzamento delle basse frequenze.
Hi-Frequency Contour a 5 posizioni: per varire il roll-off delle alte frequenze.
Hi-Frequency level: per modificare il livello delle alte frequenze.

Cizek Model One è stato il primo diffusore prodotto nel 1976 da Roy Cizek, fondatore della CIZEK Audio System, una Società artigianale americana situata ad Andover (Massachussets), specializzata nella costruzione di diffusori acustici di alta qualità. Questo diffusore è importante nella storia dell'hi-fi perché è stato il primo ad utilizzare un particolare crossover che conferiva al modulo dell'impedenza una curva assolutamente piatta (eccetto il picco "fisiologico" alla frequenza di risonanza) La regolarità dell'impedenza del diffusore facilita il lavoro dell'amplificatore linearizzando la risposta in frequenza, specie degli amplificatori valvolari e dei moderni amplificatori in "classe D" e pertanto permette di produrre un suono privo di distorsioni e timbricamente neutro.
La Cizek One presentava inoltre, come anche i modelli minori 2 e 3, un interruttore che permetteva di scegliere il fattore di smorzamento o fattore di merito (Q) delle basse frequenze fra 0.6 e 1.0;
questo permetteva di decidere se ascoltare
con bassi più secchi e frenati (Q = 0.6),
oppure con bassi lievemente enfatizzati (Q = 1.0)

Caratteristiche tecniche:
MODELLO 1 (2 vie)
-1 woofer di 254 mm in sospensione acustica calibrato individualmente,
-1 tweeter a cupola emisferica di 25,4 mm.
FREQUENZA DI CROSSOVER: 1500 Hz eletrica e acustica.
IMPEDENZA: 4,25 Ohms+/- 0,20 dB da 100 a 15 kHz con le equilizzazioni piatte
e di Q a 0,6; 7,25 Ohms con il fattore di Q a 1.
EFFICIENZA: sensibilita media a 1 metro con 1 watt RMS a 4,25 Ohms di 88 dB.
RISPOSTA DI FREQUENZA AI BASSI: piatta a 38 Hz con fattore di Q a 1; -4 dB
con fattore di Q a 0,6
RISPOSTA DI FREQUENZA: +1,5 dB -2 Db da 35 Hz a 17 kHz misurati con 2 π
DENSITA DI FLUSSO: woofer a 13000 gauss; tweeter a 15000 gauss.
VOLUME, PESO: 39,6 litri; 20,8 kg;
DIMENSIONI: 635(A) x 394 (L) x 241(P) mm.

CIZEK model TWO (it)

CIZEK i primi diffusori "non reattivi", 8 brevetti internazionali per il primo, incredibile, sofisticatissimo "crossover a voltaggio costante". Il risultato: curva di impedenza piatta come mai prima d'ora, maggior potenza dagli amplificatori, minor distorsione e la piu' sorprendente
accuratezza sonora equalizzabile per ogni genere musicale e ambiente acustico. ogni diffusore è individualmente calibrato. MINIMA POTENZA DI PILOTAGGIO 15 WATT RMS SINO A 150 WATT. Esente da clipping sino a 900 W di picco dai test dell'American CBS technology Center
Fattore di Q a 0.6 oppure 1: per variare lo smorzamento delle basse frequenze. Hi-Frequency Contoyr a 5 posizioni: per varire il roll-off delle alte frequenze. Hi-Frequency level: per modificare il livello delle alte frequenze.

MODELLO 2 (2vie)
-1 woofer di 203 mm in sospensione acustica calibrato individualmente,
-1 tweeter a cupola emisferica di 25,4 mm.
FREQUENZA DI CROSSOVER: 1500 Hz elettrica e acustica.
IMPEDENZA: 4,25 ohms +/- 0,20 dB con Q a 0,57; 7,25 ohms con Q a 0,9
EFFICIENZA: 88dB a 1 metro 1 watt RMS a 4,25 ohms
POTENZA: da 15 a 200 watt RMS.
RISPOSTA DI FREQUENZA: +2dB -2dB da 38 Hz a 17 KHz
misurati all'esterno con 2π
VOLUME, PESO: 25,5 litri; 16,8 kg
DIMENSIONI: 533(A) x 338(L) x 234(P) mm.


CDP 7T mk3The external power supply PSU-3T allowes for digital and analogical sections to be switched indipendently. Electrical and Electronic components are high grade type: polypropilene capacitors, OFC cables, high precision resistors and single stage power supply. Digital to Analogue convertion has been implemented by a dual mono DAC, one per channel.
When the perfect mechanical solution join original electronic design born a superior cd player class A product.
Several original mechanical solution are adopted as proprietary (internal Lector factory made) read out laser mechanism and special made brass pillar suspension
Separate power supply with indipendent section mains AC power switch ON/OFF (digital/analog) three power toroidal hi-flux transformers
Exclusive CD disc clamp with two axis stabilization effect by special neodinium magnet Sophisticated selection off DAC type dual mono PCM-1704 BB 24 bit with indipendent board pcb for real jitter reduction NO any type of feedback total or local circuity can control the analog stage, a original circuit design drive and control the gain of the first tube stage ( chatode direct drive coupling )
Passive dithering circuit increase real bit resolution near to the barrier of 24 bit ( Lector invented this original circuit design) Custom made CD mechanism with three isolated plate stages and vibration system discharge control spindle Original proprietary servo digital board with new technology solution design ( we don't use the kit electronic board ) The circuity of power supply employ 14 regulation stages , only one capacitor on signal path as film & foil custom made, special material chassis by aerospace alluminium die-cast.
The output tube triode circuity is in class A with only one passive first order filter
so do not have indesiderate rotative signal phase.
The CD mechanism have two different solution of mechanical damping:
-the first by special damping rubber in neoprene
-the second by lattice-rubber as similar solution adopted in analog turntable.
A original magnetic clamp system give more stability to the rotation the CD disc so to have the double stabilization on two axis: orizzontal and vertical.
Type of Unit: Top Loading Integrated CD Player with Real Tube Circuit &
External Power Supply
Harmonic Distortion: THD 0.1 %
DAC Type and Filter: 24 bit / Dual Mono Burr Brown PCM1704
with DSP Over Sampling Filter.
S/N Ratio: 98 dB ( A-weighted )
Tube for Amp Stage: ECC81/12AT7 selected & matched by Lector
Frequency Response: 20 - 22 kHz +/- 1 dB
Digital Inputs/Outputs:
Optional output: S/PDIF and Toslink or ST-II/AES-EBU XLR
Analogue Line Outputs: RCA ( 2.5V - 3 V / 250W )
Switchable Main Voltages: 100/110/230/240 VAC - 50/60 Hz - 80 VA
Dimensions ( W x D x H ): 440 mm x 308 mm x 85 mm
Weight ( Net - Gross ): 9 kg - 10.5 kg
ExternalPower Supply: PSU-3T
Dimensions: 200 mm x 308 mm x 85 mm
Weight ( Net - Gross ): 5 kg - 6 kg


Two Speed Direct Drive Turntable
DescriptionThe SL-2000 is designed for those who want direct drive performance at a moderate cost.
This beauty is equipped with Technic's famous brushless DC motor, which operates free from power line fluctuations and trouble causing heat and hum.
The absence of moving parts in the motor means better reliability and longer service life.
Completely accurate platter speed is guaranteed by a one chip IC servo control, a simple and compact unit equivalent to 78 electronic components.
The result of all this precision is wow and flutter of only 0.045% WRMS and rumble of -70dB DINB.
A precisely manufactured tonearm ensures minimum tracking error and optimum mass distribution for high compliance cartridges.
Clear and clean sound reproduction is assisted by the insulation fibre board and a newly developed insulator which effectively shields the motor and tonearm assembly from outside vibrations.
The heavy zinc diecast tonearm base also works to prevent vibration and subsonic resonances.
Other features of the SL-2000 include a fine-scale direct reading anti-skating device, an illuminated stroboscope, independent pitch controls variable by up to 10%, viscous damped cueing, aluminium diecast universal headshell, and detachable dust cover.

Technics Direct Drive Turntable Technology


To celebrate the first centenary since the invention of the tube, Audio Analogue presents Primo VT Tuner, equipment that combines modern and vacuum tube tube technology. Modern technologies are used for tuning while tube technology is used in the output stage. It is in this way we make the absolute most of the qualities of vacuum tube technology and highlight the characteristics of vacuum tube sound.
The passive components used are all high-quality with low-tolerance chosen not only for their specifications but, most important at of all, after long careful listening tests. The unit is supplied by a toroidal transformer and is divided into 3 different stabilization sections.
Its special features and its circuital solutions with no compromises make Primo VT Tuner a high-quality, high-precision unit.

FM requency:  87,5 MHz - 108 MHz
FM Output Level:  500 - 700 mV
FM Usable Sens:  12 dBu max
AM Frequency:  567 KHz - 1,6 MHz
AM Output Level:  115 - 215 mV
AM Usable Sens:  60 dBu max
Noise Level (0Hz - 20KHz):  -120 dB
Signal/Noise Ratio (20Hz - 20KHz) FM:  60 dB min
Signal/Noise Ratio (20Hz - 20KHz) AM:  40 dB min
Dimensions:  2,9 x 8,3 x 14,4 inch

Weight:  9,9 lbs


State of The Art. CLASS " A" Integrated  Amplifier
Two toroidal, 400VA transformer, one per channel.
Dual mono design. Pure class A operation up to 50W at 8 Ohm.
Only double-sided metallized polypropylene film capacitor in the signal path.

The preamplifier power supply is stabilized using discrete components linear regulators. The first amplification is before the attenuator to optimize the coupling with the source. The input stage of the preamplifier is realized with two low noise bipolar transistor (MPSA18). The internal stages are DC coupled and the offset is reduced by means of an integrating amplifiers.
The input attenuator is realized with two cascaded integrated resistance network without integrated output buffer. High current capability.
The protection and control sections are galvanically insulated from the analog sections to minimize the digital noise. No mains fuse.
The mains current is measured at the input of the transformer (with a current probe) and in case of malfunctions it's shutted off. The voltage of both channel is measured by means of optocoupler to avoid any ground loop.
The DC offset on the output (loudspeakers) is also monitored by means of optocouplers. The protections are realized with a Programmable Logic Device (PLD), more fast and reliable if compared to a microcontroller.
Line Gain:  12 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion + N (1W, 8 Ω, 1 KHz):  0,02 %
Slew Rate (Nota11):  30 V/μs
Frequency Response (Nota2):  1 Hz - 160 KHz
Noise Level (Nota10): -130 dB
SNR (Nota9):  > 100 dB
Output power:
50 W classA / 8 Ω  p.c.
100 W / 4 Ω p.c.
200 W / 2 Ω p.c.
Inputs:  5 Unbalanced Inputs + 1 Balanced Input
Outputs:  Tape Out
Dimensions (W x H x D):  445 x 320 x 480 mm  (17,5 x 12,6 x 18,9 inch)

Weight:  61,5 kg (135,6 lbs)


... a casa vostra, dove il suono assume una dimensione diversa piu' intima, ogni elemento dell'impianto HiFi diventa importante ed allora il valore dei singoli componenti le casse acustiche Coral Electronic si concretizza.
E' notevole, nel caso del CX 5 l'importanza dei due level control, che consentono di adeguare la risposta del diffusore all'ambiente nel quale viene inserito.
Il midrange a cupola morbida sottolinea, con il suo timbro dolce e preciso, la naturalezza della riproduzione mentre, nei passaggi piu' difficili, l'elevata definizione del tweeter a cupola rigida impone lasua nitidezza, le frequenze piu' basse, quelle che danno corpo alla musica, sono assicurate da un woofer con frequenza di risonanza di 25 Hz.

Queste realta, unite all'accurata costruzione ed alla garanzia di una seria assistenza, fanno dei diffusori Coral Electronic una scelta sicura. Se hai deciso di migliorare la resa del tuo impianto, confronta il nostro CX 5 con gli altri diffusori di pari prezzo. Approfitti della pazienza del tuo rivenditore per ascoltare a lungo, da critico, da esigente, cercandone i difetti; sara' il tuo orecchio a decidere quale diffusore suona meglio, cioe' con un timbro piu' vicino al vero. Non lasciarti ingannare da foto color meravigliosi o da caratteristiche tanto belle (sulla carta) quanto irreali, ascolta con le tue orecchie, sentirai la differenza. CX 5, un altro esempio di quanto la Coral Electronic produce: diffusori acustici per tutte le esigenze al prezzo migliore oggi sul mercato.

Coral Electronic CX-5 è un diffusore in sospensione pneumatica con woofer da 10 pollici, medio-alti a cupola morbida da 35 millimetri e super-tweeter a cupola rigida da 19 millimetri; gli incroci acustici sono a 1200 e 10000 Hz, la pendenza del crossover è 12 dB/oct, è possibile regolare il livello di emissione dei due trasduttori a cupola tramite due controlli posti sul pannello frontale;
il box misura 58 x 35 x 30 cm e pesa 14 kg.
L'anno di produzione 1977, costava 150.000 lire

PEARL EVOLUTION "Ballerina 301"

The “Ballerina 301” in an unconventional loudspeaker design.
Its highly rigid integrated supporting structure is made with 25 high pressure curved and counter-veined layers of wood.
The structure high rigidity and the absence of a traditional separated front baffle effectively oppose their strength to the back force of the drivers allowing them to express their full dynamic potential.

Every form of energy always follows the easiest path to its transmission.
Vibration is energy.
The peculiar counter veined plywood structure of the "Ballerina 301" is designed to offer a single preferential path to the flow of vibrations, as visible in the scheme on below.
The thicker and stiffer back structure collects the energy making it inefficient, and the eventual residuals are completely dispersed in the high mass “delta” structure at the bottom of the loudspeaker. Furthermore the absence of closed enclosures in the main frame provides vibrations no element that may resonate.

The peculiar cabinet construction of the "Ballerina 301" gives this loudspeaker a very special sound emission.
The isodynamic tweeter is completely embodied in the wood to express its full dynamics.
The inverted dome midrange, thanks to its peculiar free space positioning and its carefully controlled back volume emits a back “coloration” that pleasingly contributes to the richness of the ambience (see scheme on left side).
The magnesium-aluminium alloy woofer, and its graphite mass loaded polyurethane box have, as well, a back emission, this creates a non invasive ambience sound (see scheme on the left). The bass is loaded trough a semi-Venturi double chamber that allows a very limited blow and a perfect phase matching of the driver.

GALLERY PHOTO " Ballerina 301 "


GM 50 Integrated Amplifier

GM-50 is the most recent GRAAF creation, an integrated amplifier born to complete our production of the highest class. GM-50 includes in a single frame the features and the level of performance that in the past were an exclusive of GRAAF preamplifiers and power amplifiers. Construction qualities, sound performance and the highest finishing level are joined with the lower cost and the ease of use of an integrated amplifier. The "GM" monogram on the front panel is a synonimous of the greatest sound quality, until now exclusive for top level electronics like GRAAF GM-200 power amplifier and GM- 13.5 B preamplifier. The goal of GM-50 is to establish new quality standards between top class integrated amplifiers.

As usual for GRAAF electronics, GM-50 aestethics are very accurate even in the slightest details. They rely on the coupling of a massive 15 mm aluminium panel with a transparent crystal that allows the vision of the internal circuit. Led indicators show through the crystal the source selected by the user, making the front panel even more attractive. Large rotary knobs give a comfortable access to listening level control and source selection. They look solid and sturdy; the pleasant feeling given by their use is quite what the most demanding audiophile can expect of a GRAAF electronic.
The careful manifacturing and the plentiful sizing of the most critical components are suggested by a frame depth of almost 50 centimetres. GM-50 has also a remote control for on/off switching, source selection, listening level control and mute switching. The amplifier can manage up to six line sources: two of them with balanced outputs, the others with single ended ones. Two tape outputs are provided as well.

High quality binding posts allow the connection of a couple of loudspeakers. Elegance and refinement, joined with versatility and ease of use are just a preview for the exclusive GM-50 internal features. They have been considered with the greatest care in the aim to reach new limits for sound and quality in top-class integrated amplifiers. To attain this object some of the solutions typical of the OTL Series electronics, conceived by Giovanni Mariani, are used. The fully balanced configuration from input to output is between them. Its realization concerns the complete doubling of the electronic circuits, the only acceptable solution for the GRAAF quality standards, until now used only for very few electronics of higher cost. At the power switching, GM-50 enters in mute condition, until tubes reach the operating temperature.

The project of GM-50 integrated amplifier is based on a lay out of great simpleness, an essential rule to obtain the best sound quality. The first stage, for gain and impedance adjustment, serves the level control, in order to reach the most correct operation. Audio signal then enters a stage made of two differential circuits in cascade, with the second of them that works as the actual driver for the output stage. At this point the signals are compared each other and subject to a further level gain. Output stages are made from a push pull of KT 88 tubes, biased for A-AB Class operation. Each tube has its own automatic bias control system, a choice that allows to obtain the best performance in any operating condition. Another exclusive feature of the output stage regards the use of transformers with ground connected central end in the secondary windings. Such a solution is to have a true balanced configuration for the output stage. Also, this allows to obtain a balanced configuration for the feedback circuit. Usually, in audio amplifiers, the feedback circuit brings back to the input only a part of the output signal, in a point defined as comparison knot. With this solution GRAAF GM-50 has two comparison knots for each channel, allowing to have a balanced feedback net, more linear, precise and stable in its correction purposes. GRAAF GM-50 has a feedback rate limited to 6 dB only.

Power Output:  50 W + 50 W RMS
Input Sensitivity/Impedance:  500 mV /100 k Ω
Output Impedance:  6 Ω, 4 - 8 Ω
Frequency Response;  10 Hz - 100 kHz (0,5 dB, 1 W)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:  83 dB A
Total Harmonic Distortion:  0,3% (10 W)
Negative Feedback:  12 dB
Damping Factor:  4
CMRR:  50 dB
Power Requirements:  105 - 120 / 210 - 240 V , 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption:  360 W
Dimensions (W x H x D):  450 x 160 x 500 mm

Weight:  30 kg

RCF AF 6070

Serie AF6000 prodotta dalla RCF, sono gli amplificatori che "legano" con ogni arredamento. Amplificatori non solo per il piacere di ascoltare la musica a casa, ma anche da arredare.  Si, non scherziamo; gli AF 6000 sono prodotti di alta tecnologia per la riproduzione della musica. E lo fanno molto bene. Ma quando li portate a casa vostra diventano anche oggetti che non debbono fare a pugni col vostro arredamento. Per questo abbiamo adottato una linea semplice, comandi disposti con logica, colori caldi. Portateli a casa, troverete subito come sistemarli, noi pensiamo anche a questo quando progettiamo un amplificatore o una cassa.

Caratteristiche tecniche RCF AF 6070
Potenza (RMS):  40 + 40 W su 8 Ω , 46 + 46 W su 4 Ω
Risposta in frequenza :  20 - 20.000 Hz ±1dB
Distorsione armonica :  meno di 0,3% (a potenza nominale)
Distorsione d'intermodulazione : meno di 0,3% (a potenza nominale)
Sensibilita' degli ingressi :
Phono :  2 mV
Tuner, Aux 1 e 2, Tape 1 e 2 : 150 mV
Raporto Signal-to-Noise :
Phono :  65 dB
Tuner, Aux, Tape :  80 dB 
Uscite : 2 coppie di altoparlanti, 2 registratori, cuffia
Controllo di tono :
Turnover  bassi :  200 - 400 Hz,
Turnover  alti :  5 - 2 kHz
Controllo toni medi
Filtri :  Antifruscio, antirombo, muting, loudness
Protezioni :  fusibili.
Dimensioni  (L x H x P):  378 x 130 x 290 mm
Peso :  9,5 Kg

Tutti modelli della serie 6000:
AF 6070 (35+35 W),
AF 6120 (60+60 W),
AF6180 (90+90 W),

AF 6240 (120+120 W)


La STANTON 881S con Standart Di Calibrazione Professionale e' la prima cartuccia completamente nuova nella generazione dei fonorivelatori. La sua realizzazione e' basata sul progetto di una cartuccia per la lettura degli acetati matrice, quindi ha la massima cura dei dischi; di conseguenza e' necessario uno stilo adeguato e la 881S e' dotata del nuovo stilo STEREO-HEDRON. Inoltre dispone di rivoluzionari magneti composti da "terre rare", le quali grazie alla loro potenza permettono dimensioni dei magneti inferiori a quelle tradizionali, che possono quindi essere posizionati piu' vicino al centro di rotazione con un'inerzia minima. Tutto questo richiede un principio di costruzione completamente diverso che nella 881S e' caratterizzato da una nuova sospensione brevettata. Gli accorgimenti menzionati garantiscono tutte le prestazioni ricercate e fanno della 881S una cartuccia senza paragoni. Il concetto di calibrazione e' nato dalla necesita degli studi di registrazione di una cartuccia tanto sofisticata da poter essere usata come primario standart di calibrazione nei sistemi di controllo per la linearita' e l'equalizzazione. La STANTON ha avuto un successo universalmente riconosciuto da progettisti, critici e musicisti per la serie di cartuccie a calibrazione individuale, superate in termini di assoluta perfezione dal nuovo Standart di Calibrazione Professionale.

Type; moving magnet
Output Voltage; 4,5 mV
Frequency Response; 10Hz - 25kHz
Tracking Force; 0.75 - 1.25g
Mass; 5.7g
Channel Separation; > 35db
Channel Balance; 1dB
Load Impedance; 47k ohms
Output Impedance; 900 ohms
Stylus; D 81
Stylus Tip; stereohedron 8 x 71um

BRIONVEGA rr226 Radio-phonograph

Since the sixties, Brionvega is synonymous with stylistic innovation,
technology, and aesthetic sense.

Make yourself comfortable, relax in your best armchair, and create the right atmosphere to express your frame of mind: it’s worth the effort. You’re about to relive a unique experience. A great protagonist is about to return, the “music of gestures” which only the Radio-phonograph Brionvega can bring into your world. This is music with the acoustics you prefer, generated by unique and studied movements, only for those like you who know how to appreciate small and infinite differences. It’s much more than music, it’s slow music: measured instants, anxious waiting that the groove interrupts as soon as the stylus touches it, setting the tone for a performance reserved for connoisseurs only.

Make room for Radio-phonograph and give yourself all the time you deserve.Even before the performance, enjoy the history originating in the seventies. Those were the years of great revolutions, and the design is evidence of this climate with its reinvented forms, content and materials. Radio-phonograph is witness to this era and its brilliance. In 1965 the Achille brothers and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni transformed the structural concept from architecture to apply it to design, planning a monument to music, conceived to become an island on which to rest all the existing instruments designed to reproduce it. Radio, record player and loudspeakers were enclosed in a unit with solid construction, as unique as a work of art, the precious fruit of artisan know-how.

The appeal and exclusiveness of the product which is entirely hand made, piece by piece, characterize the essence of Ra-dio-phonograph RR226, the evolution of the original RR126. The artisan experts are entrusted, today just like then, with the construction of the unit and loudspeakers in wood, never identical, never “perfect” since they’re not serially produced, but always splendid and unique. Just like the singular artisan stands, obtained from cast aluminium which is brushed, polished and lacquered.The new Radio-phonograph Brionvega reintroduces a model loyal to the original in its details but evolved in its technology to greatly enhance its performance.

Make yourself comfortable and focus: Radio-phonograph rekindles a world made of perfectly balanced spaces and sounds, each unique. Radio-phonograph owners stand out for their singular personality and character, just like the instrument itself. It’s enough, day after day, to have the certainty of rediscovering it in order to rediscover yourself. The experience with Radio-phonograph is an unexpected encounter, just like the love of your life, requiring not quantity of time but quality of time.

And if you’re trying it for the first time: be aware that you are about to listen, read and observe, touch or better yet graze the chapter of an entirely extraordinary history. Are you ready for this profound experience?

In 2004 SIM2 Multimedia, leader in the production and marketing of high-end videoprojection systems, acquired the Brionvega division dealing with audio products and the license to use the brand, in order to manufacture and market new products or new versions of historical Brionvega products. With its headquarters and factories located in Pordenone, SIM2 operates directly in Germany, Great Britain and United States, has a commercial office in Shangai and operates in 45 countries through specialized dealers.

Given the difference between SIM2 and Brionvega in terms of products offering, sale channels and marketing strategy, it has been necessery to establish a new company – BV – wholly owned by SIM2 but autonomous in its commercial and marketing policy, in order to manage the Brionvega products through new sale channels and a dedicated marketing strategy. The SIM2/BV strategy is to realize a range of products consistent with the past of the brand, reinterpreting and technically upgrading its successful stylistic lines, and confirming them as “cult” objects by harmoniously combining tradition and modernity, Italian-style.

Unitra Fonica GS 424 ADAM

Giradischi di classe HiFi prodotto in Polonia all'inizio degli anni '80 nel Istituto Radiofonico *Fonica". Uno dei "piatti" migliori mai prodotti, dotato di braccio tubolare ad S e con la trazione diretta per il movimento del piatto. Ci sono due separati comandi per la regolazione della velocità del piatto e uno per la selezione da 33 o 45 giri; interessante l'uso del display elettronico per visualizzare la velocità dei piatto. Il braccio dotato di regolazione antyskating ed anche di un sistema elettro-meccanico dell'alzabraccio con il ritorno automatico a fine corsa. I due modelli si distinguono fra di loro nel posizionamento del tasto Power e nelle diverse forme della luce strobo, sono dotati di due fonorilevatori diversi Mf-104 per GS 424 e Mf-100 per GS 420. Le finiture dello chassis sono; nero oppure in legno di mogano con strumentazione in alluminio.


Piatto; in alluminio pressofuso

Braccio; tubolare ad S

Velocità giri; 33e 45 giri/min

Wow & Flutter; ≤ ±0,1%

Rumble; 60dB

Regolazione velocità piatto; ÷0,3%

Compensazione della forza skating; 0÷30mN (0÷3G)

Regolazione della forza d'appoggio; 0÷25mN (0÷2,5G)

Risposta di Frequenza. Mf-104; 20 - 20000 Hz

Dimensioni; 440x380x150 mm

Peso; 8kg