Audio Catalogs & Morita's Memorabilia

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Re: Audio Catalogs & Morita's Memorabilia

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:09 pm

And Jon, I should add too that I feel I lack some resolve with these things. Apparently I'm not a high res guy. :D
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Re: Audio Catalogs & Morita's Memorabilia

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Maybe I have to add the most important memorabilia, PAT himself. Notice the ponytail, as he used to be called Ponytail Pat before being Morita-san. :D

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Re: Audio Research SP 1, SP 2, SP 3

Postby jadis » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:34 am

TESTING, TESTING ONE, TWO, THREE... :lol:

MM XII: AUDIO RESEARCH EARLY PREAMPS:

Morita brought over his favorite trio of the first 3 ARC preamps, SP1 which is around 50 years old, SP2 at 45, and the SP3 around 40, closer to my age. :D Amazingly, they are in magnificent condition.

Top to bottom: 1, 2 and 3. All tested in good running condition. :)

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SP 1:

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SP 2:

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SP 3:

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Top of the SP 1 shows the array of different tubes used. Handsome. 8)

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The usual 'white papers' of Morita, this one with HP interviewing Bill Johnson, the man behind ARC.

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Morita points out that Bill Johnson had done business with the producer of his all time favorite record - Pigs Eye Jass, a guy named Doug Erikson, also from Minnesota.

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The Audio Scene in Taiwan

Postby jadis » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:00 pm

THE AUDIO SCENE IN TAIWAN

A few months ago, a college buddy who now resides in Taiwan came home and gave me a visit, tugging along with him a local Taiwan Hifi mag as he was eager to show me the audio action in Taiwan is alive and kicking. Inside are a few 'local' brands which I have never heard before plus some familiar 'imports'.

Here is a tube power amp from the German company Audio Valve called Challenger, using KT-120 tubes. At first glance I thought it looked like a car battery. :lol:

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Taiwan made Power 'Cleaners'.

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Taiwan made audio cables.

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BenQ model holding what apparently is a USB stick. Nice smile.Nice tatoo too. :)

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Bricasti DAC. Very serious. It's got to be good because it's got an orchestra inside. :D

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Arriba Power Amp:

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Audio Fan Amp:

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Even more serious - Rubidium ATOMIC CLOCK! 8)

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BMC Pure DAC:

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Burmester Showroom:

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T&A Elektrokustik: (In my time, T&A was a term to be used with caution) :lol:

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The Challenger amps with Avalon's old flagship The Osiris:

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Morita Japanese Restaurant

Postby jadis » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:40 pm

MORITA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

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We interrupt regular programming to insert not a Memorabilia of Morita but actually a restaurant that is named after him. :D Whether he owns it or not, he is not telling me, but since he hasn't invited me here, as I accidentally stumbled into its door only this morning while en route to a lunch appointment, I believe the menu isn't fully drawn out. :D Whether we will see Daniel-san cut the ribbon or Morita himself catch flies with chopsticks is not important. What matters is, if Minimax users of Morita will be entitled to a lifetime of free dining pleasure in here. :D

So those who have taken a bite at the Max should take a bite here as well. :D

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Morita's Memorabilia

Postby jadis » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:39 am

MORITA'S TRUE (TUBE) COLORS :lol:

About ten years ago, Morita frequented my house, attracted to my little hoard of vaccum tubes which I started to collect since the 1990s. As his luck would have it, I sold my Jadis JA200 power amp and had no use for my stash of colored-tipped tubes which I bought from Vintage Tube Services. A few days ago, the 'de-owner' of tubes suddenly dropped by to show my his 'de-owned' colored-tipped tube stash. To rub it in, so to speak. :D

Green Tip: (Pang Celtics o La Sallista) :D

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Red Tip: (Pang Heat) :@

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Green / Red Tip:(Pang fence-sitters)

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Blue Tip: (Pang Atenista) :D

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A brief explanation of the 'tip':

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MULLARD 10M SERIES:

Na de-owned na rin noon ang 10M Mullards ko. ;(

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