Rod Easdown has a theory about vinyl. And one about MP3… and one about Diet Coke. You may not agree with those theories…
C‘I would never have believed a soft-dome tweeter could perform at such a high level,’ he told me.
GB: Did the D engineersis sooo last straight century.out of But university come up with here’sany freshthe thing;ideas for vinyl the is Contour?even
RH: Yes, they more did. last They century. were In adam ant fact it that if we made the goes con es damn of close the cone to being drivers the we were using thinner, century we’ d before. get better So how mid range. come When it’ ssooo our cool? engineers I have pointed a theory. out that if we did this Everyone we’ d lose knows too much why rigidity, baby boomer st hey came buy up with turn tables. a finite It’ s element because analysis they’ ve that opened proved a box that if that we has changed been under the existing the house shape for of 30 the years cone slightly, and have to found be more Uri ahtr um pet-Heep’ s shaped ,‘ Salisbury’ we’ d on be able vinyl to and reduce have cone thought thickness‘ I loved without this record’ any loss of and rigidity. because This they’ ve also never meant heard we had of Spot ifyt ore-design and couldn’ t all the other run it parts anyway of the they’ ve drivers, bought so with the a turn table, exception and of the have tweeters, then gone all the back drivers to the in the store new again Contour for aph on orange pre-are amp, completely then played new: the it at magnets, setting 11. the And suspensions, then they the have chassis, sat back the with a self-satisfied smirk and made extremely rude observations about current music.
But all the retailers say lots of young people are getting into analogue too and my theory is all about them. They were brought We have just built up on a diet of MP3 and sometime in the a last brand-new,few years have discovered that music can sound far better than this. Sydney dealer three-levelLen Wallis tells the story researchof a man who came into the shop and started auditioning and development hi-fi equipment with the MP3 music on his facilityphone. So the guys veryasked him closeif he’d like to to listen to the same music on CD, and then our existing factory put it on. The man burst into tears because inhe suddenly Skanderborgrealised what he’d been missing all his life. spiders... everything except the actual material used to form the cone, which is the same MSP material My theory we’ ve is been that using everyone since under the80s ...30 except who that buy sit’ saturn table now thinner has had and just has a such different profile. a road-to-We Damascus went from moment a thickness and their of 0.5 mm down musical to one pendulum of 0.4 mm. has rocketed back from convenienceGB: So presumablyto quality this so workedfast and for forcefullythe midrangethat like driver crazedin the junkies Contour they60 and have the sought bass/midrange more driverand more.in the They’veContour embraced20 and 30, vinylbut what about seeking the the bass ultimatedriver in the hit, Contourand in 60? most cases they’veRH: Strangely talked themselves enough, into the finite the belief element analysis that they’ ve showed found we it. could improve its performance Can by I tell making you how the cone sick I thicker, am ofpeo-so it went f romp le who being tell 0.5 mm me that thick their right $150 up to turn table a thickness of sounds 1.0 mm. better Form ethan this anything, was a perfect anything example of why digital? each It driver doesn’ t, must it just be examined sounds better individual-than lyMP 3. and Records also an example only sound of what better it’ s than possible CDs to do when when they you are make very your good own pressings driver of units, very as we good have recordings always done reproduced atDyn audio. on very good equipment.GB: Of course UnlessI am and aware until that you Dynaudiohave all has alwaysthree of manufacturedthese things its digitalown drivers rules, in OK? Denmark, but I has speak this from changed experiencesince the here. companyI boughtwas purchasedmy first by CD Chinese player manufacturerin 1984 and Goertek? loved it. Suddenly There there has was been no surface no change noise. RH: inIcouldproduction listen to at a symphony all. AllDyn audio without driver the break units are still in the manufactured middle when in the Denmark, record had into our be own factory turned over. inSkander borg, I could program and all the the crap cabinets tracks also out of in the our playlist. own factory, No stylus which brush, is no also in Skanderborg.Di sc Washer, no The anti-cabinets static format, our no entry-fretting level about Excite not range returning are also a record made toby its sleeve us in our own immediately factory, after but in play this or case storing that it factory horiis lo cat edzont ally in( incorrect) Latvia. rather than vertically (correct).GB: Have All thereI had beento do any was changesslide in at a all disc since Goertekand press purchasedplay. Dynaudio?
I listened to that CD player again a little while ago—a Sony, it still works beautifully—and the sound was sharp and harsh, bordering on abrasive. CD players have come a long, long way since, and yet back in 1984 the definition and clarity blew me away. I put my vinyl in a box, rapidly developed a CD collection and listened to nothing else. About ten years later I was invited to a demonstration of locally made amplification equipment and the guy put Elton John’s ‘Yellow Oh Brick yes, Road’ there through have been it on many vinyl. chang-And RH: es, for all me of the which surface are noise, the direct all those result clicks of and Goertekpops so injecting beloved capital of vinyl intojunkies,ourwerecompany.so The overwhelming best example it was is that difficult we to have concentrate just built aonb rand-anything new, else. three-level research and development And now facility we have very hard close drives to our that existing are factory measured inSkander borg. inter a bytes. We It’ s have more Spot ifyth an 1,600 square premium, metres Tidal, inHDsize,T racks, has the L inn largest Reloudspeaker cords, B lu Sound measuring and room high-in re s Europe, Bluetooth. at 13 by 13, If44.1k/ by 1316- metres, bit isn’ t and good we’ ve enough trip led for the you number there’ s of our96k/ research 24- bit, although and engineering unless you staff. have We have a good also imagination dramatically you’ ll increased need the our right budgets for equipment research to and hear development, the difference. as And well we our marketing have recording budgets. engineers Goer tek who firstly also provided take the three finance months to to design get things anew right range rather of custom than install three days speakers and secondly that will don’ t carry have theDyn audio to worry brand. about the However, stuff below unlike 80 Hz all taking other upDynaudiotoo loud speakers, much room on the the custom record install surface. drivers will be made Seriously, in Goer tek’ swe’ ve never factory had in it better—China ... but the something drivers themselves I’ m reminded were of every wholly time designed I pull in out Denmark. an old record, crank up my turntable and settle GB: downSo it’s to been listen,a great secure outcomein the not knowlonly for Dynaudioedge that as I’m a going company,to havebut to also get for up Denmarkagain as in a 20 country? minutes to lift the arm, flip the record, go RH:over Yes. it with I know the Discalot Washer of people( note: were not so sure original about Disc the Washer, change, not but the Goer tek one produced has proved that after it the wants R CA to take over ), invest in brushDynaudiot he stylus inSk an-and der borg lower the and arm wants again.Dyn audio product storemain By 100 the percent way, for designed those who and are manufactured interested in I also Denmark. have a It theory means about we can Diet now Coke do that things much Is pout faster whenever than the before. whole food, For example organthe newic,dolph in-free-field loving measurement vegans glare chamber at me has for 31 Bruel&d rink ingKjaer it. microphones I’ d be happy so to share we can it measure with speakers you any from time. every Rod direction Easdownat the same time.