Modern Times – Soulines Kubrick DCX – Jelco SA750D


„Tell me, Igor, how come you name a turntable after Dostoyevsky?” There are some questions that you just ask at the wrong time. This question, for example, I asked the designer and producer of the Soulines turntables at 11 o’clock at night, just a few hours before the Pointe open...

Stories from the Gelka II – Tesla head unit


Tesla. This Chechoslovak manufacturer made a lots of products of consumer electronics, but socialism defined a bit too much the head units of the company. The idea behind them was excellent, but not the execution… Comrade Kuznyák, the motor of this tape recorder hasn’t been replaced. No, boss, it hasn’t...

Mach3 – Breaking through the clouds – DPA 6C33C mono power amplifier


One nice day of September in 1976 a Russian jet figter landed at airport Hakodate in Japan. Media didn’t  spread disinformation about complicated weather conditions or navigation error – it was a pure desertion – news were  totally blocked.in the Soviet occupied area. Please note that Cold War was going...