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Adelaide (Australian Manufacturer of Ascension high resolution speakers and kits. Sells direct.) Airtech (MG-1 Air bearing tonearm-similar to Air Tangent) Apogee Acoustics (Apogee Ribbon Speakers reincarnated in Australia, with new and more sensitive models) Arthur Loesch Home Audio System (Manufacturer of "a completely integrated playback system") Artisan Audio (U.K. Importer and Dealer of "Alternative/High Value" Components) Artisan Fidelity ("Hand Crafted Plinths, Upgrades and Modifications" for Idler and Direct Drives) Audio Consulting (Speakers and amplification in Germany) Audio Cubes II (Japanese exporter of high quality cartridges-Denon, Dynavector, Koetsu etc.) Audio Origami (UK Specialist in Tonearm rewiring, plus parts) Audio Revelation (Origin and Shelter Dealer-Analog Specialist) Avondale Audio (UK based transistor preamps, amps, power supplies and DIY modules, plus Naim service and upgrades)
BD-Design (DIY Horn Speakers and Electronics from Holland) Beer City Audio (Tritium Air Bearing Turntable & Tonearm, DIY, plus amplifier, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Beveridge Audio (Legendary Electrostatic Speaker Manufactuer, reborn, which now sells direct)
Hagerman Technology (Tube Phono Stages and Reverse RIAA Device) Herbies Audio Lab (Tube Dampers, Isolation Devices) HiFiDo (Japanese source for Denon cartridges) High Water Sound (NYC Retailer and Importer of TW-Acustic, Horning, Aspara, Tron, Thoress and SilverTone) The Horn Shoppe (High Efficiency, Single Driver Speakers, plus an unique line stage called "The Truth")
Idler Wheel Drive (Jean Nantais upgrades to the Lenco and other high-quality idler, rim and direct drive turntables) Inexpiable Audio (Amplifiers and cables, direct sales) Inspire Hi-Fi (Turntable upgrades, for both DD and ID, plus others, located in the UK) Intact Audio (Magnetics from Dave Slagle)
Mapleshade (Cables, isolation devices and stands, modified vintage tube equipment) The Missing Link (Custom Linn LP-12 & TD-150 Rebuilds, Upgrades & Kits, plus DIY and Cables, from the UK) Mockingbird Distribution (Jasmine Phono Stage and MC Cartridges plus other lines) Morrison Audio (Unique point-source, omni-directional speakers, plus line preamp) Mother of Tone (Minimalist, battery powered amplifier, DAC and ADC from Germany)
Odyssey Audio (Epiphony speaker is similar to Spica TC-50, preamps, amps, cables etc.) Origin Live (Denon Cartridges, Rega Tonearms-Modified, Phono Accessories)
Perfect Sound (Specialists in spare parts for the classic Garrard 301 and 401 turntables) PhonoPhono (A German source for the Denon DL103 cartridge and other phono components) Pi Speakers (High Efficiency Speakers, at reasonable prices, both DIY and manufactured) Promitheus Audio (Transformer passive preamp, plus phono stage, cables and amplifiers from Malaysia) PTP Audio (Manufacturer of the PTP for the Lenco, plus two turntables using the Lenco drive system)
R2R Audio (Single 15" driver, Full-Range, High-Efficency Speakers, with Built-In Amplifiers) Redgum Audio (Various electronics, CD players and Speakers from Australia) SAC Thailand (Custom made Tube electronics and transformers made in Thailand) SAS Audio (Tube Preamps and power amps) SORA Sound (ZYX Cartridges, phono stage and step-up plus Graham and Tri-Planar tonearms) Sound HiFi (Denon Cartridges) Soundsmith (Strain Gauge Cartridge plus Electronics and Speakers) Space Tech Laboratory (Custom Made Tube Electronics) Star Sound (Sonoran Cables and "Resonance Energy Transfer Products") Supersonido (A Spanish retailer who sells Denon 103 cartridges)
Teresonic (High-Efficiency & Single-Driver Speakers and SET Amplifiers) Tonian Labs (High Efficiency speakers, plus cables and isolation devices) Tortuga Audio (Light based passive line stages. Sells direct.) Trans-Fi Audio (Home of of the "Terminator" linear, air-bearing tonearm and "Salvation" Rim-Drive Turntable) Transcendent Sound (Proven OTL Amps, Preamps, Phono Stage, DIY Kits, Tube Analyzer and a Helpful Message Board) TT Weights (Rim Drive Turntables, from Canada)
Vacuum State (Interesting and Innovative Audio Electronics and modifications by Allen Wright) Audio by Van Alstine (Quality components and modifications, reasonable prices, decades of experience) Walker Audio (Turntable/tonearm, SST Contact Enhancer, Isolation Devices) Wave Kinetics (Turntables and Vibration Control Systems) Zu Audio (High Efficiency Speakers and Cables)
Decware (Popular Kits) DIY Audio (DIY Forum "For Fanatics") DIY HiFi Supply (Kits, tubes, including TJ 300B "Mesh", and rare, very high-quality parts for DIY) Duelund Audio (Outstanding, and very expensive, passive parts) DIY Loudspeakers (Huge Selection of DIY Speakers Designed by Troels Gravesen. Located in Denmark.)
Shackman Electrostatics (Electrostatics and DIY Projects from Germany) Sonic Craft (DIY parts for kits and modifications, including their own Teflon Capacitors) Spica Speaker Enthusiast (Information, Projects and repairs of Spica Speakers) Supravox (A French company with a growing reputation for excellent DIY drivers and speakers)
VH Audio (Teflon and Oil Capacitors, Wire, Cords and Cables) Vinyl Savor (Informative Blog dedicated to tubes, plus Amplifiers and Kits for sale) Volti Audio ("Specializing in Klipsch Speaker Upgrades and Restoration") Wood Horn (DIY Horn Speakers)
Graham Engineering (The New Phantom B-44 and their other famous pivoted tonearms) Grandprix Audio (A highly innovative turntable plus isolation stands) Jasmine Audio (Chinese manufacturer of tube electronics, speakers and cables) KR Audio (Tubes, amplifiers, preamplifiers) Kuzma Audio (Turntables, Tonearms & Ultra Sonic Record Cleaning)
Lansche Audio (Speaker with Ion Tweeter from Germany) Legend HiFi (North American Importers of Piega Speakers from Switzerland) Loricraft (Garrard 501, 301/401 upgrades and serious record cleaning machines)
Transition Audio Design
24 Elm Avenue SE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548-5622
Tutay does the Altec 1570 Modification. He also repairs, custom designs and builds tube preamplifiers, crossovers and power amplifiers. He is even now making his own audio cables. He is also the repair center for Air Tight components.
Don Allen - Contact Information
Allen designs and builds custom made tube electronics. A growing number of audiophiles swear by his custom built tube amplifiers, plus his tube electronic repair skills. Also, Don's one phone number is also his private phone number, so I would think twice before calling him. This is the reason why I will not post it.
Scott Frankland - Contact Information
Scott Frankland Assoc.
706 Charcot Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
MAGAZINES/ WEBSITES ETC.
Analog Lovers (A website dedicated to Analog sources and "lovers") The Audio Beatnik (Audio website of Jack Roberts, a reviewer I respect.) The Audio Critic (The "Bible" of "Audio Objectivists". Editor has died, so back issues only.) Audiophil-Online (A German website discussing audio components, accessories and "tuning") The Audio Perfectionist (The editor is very experienced and objective. Stopped publishing in 2009, but old issues are still available as PDF files.) Audio Reputation (For audio beginners and those who are headphone oriented.) NEW 08/18 Bound for Sound (No ads, and it shows, but very little content) Boston Audio Society (Includes some relevant technical articles)
6 Moons Webzine (Excellent for finding new, innovative manufacturers, and with outstanding photos, but it's NOT truly critical) Stereomojo (An audio webzine that has actual shootouts with unambiguous results) 10 Audio (An Interesting Audio Review Webzine) TNT-Audio (An improved version of Soundstage) Vacuum Tube Valley (Highly informative, but beware of their increasing commercial conflicts) WAJ on Audio (An Audio Webzine, without ads, that has some interesting articles and promises to be "honest and hard hitting")
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