“Music, like writing, is a mental journey.” — Murakami Famed novelist Haruki Murakami weaves music into every element of his life. An avid jazz and classical collector whose 10,000 plus LPs line the walls of his home office in Toyko, Murakami listens while he works, mostly to a pair of Tannoy Berkeley coaxials. When it comes time […]
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Ol’ Blue Eyes knew how to swing. Eames lounger. Reenskaug rocker. Man’s best friend. An enormous bowl overflowing with Parliments & Camels. And that system. These were the early days of stereo but someone wasn’t satisfied with two channels. Francis Albert listened to studio master tapes on his three channel Presto 825 reel to reel, […]
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The centerpiece of Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura’s Toyko home is an original JBL Paragon D44000, one of roughly 1000 ever produced. At the time of manufacture in 1957 they were the most expensive domestic speaker ever sold. In a New York Times profile he explains: “Our house in Tokyo is 250 years old. In this room I […]
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Sometimes, to move forward, you need to take a few steps back.
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