Analog Sound Recording Specialists
We solve problems involving vintage machines with rotating parts in ways which make listening to music a truly rewarding experience.
Building the first prototype of the Neumann-based AM44 lathe. Dialing in a custom vacuum platter on a Scully lathe with a Westrex cutter head. Caruso cutter head on a heavily modified Fairchild lathe. Neumann cutter head on a heavily modified 1930's Fairchild lathe. Vintage RCA cutter head on a 1930's Fairchild lathe. Restoring and converting a 1930's Rek-O-Kut lathe for 50 Hz operation. Our fields of expertise include: Analog Disk Recording Lathes and Cutter Heads, Turntables and Tonearms, Cartridges and Vinyl Records, Magnetic Tape Recorders and Reproducers, Vacuum Tube Electronics, vintage Laboratory Instruments, Precision Machine Tools, Optics, Transformers and Inductors.
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contact us for further information. Repairing and modifying Presto cutter heads in the lab with a range of measurement instruments in the background. Sabine Agnew inspecting a cut on a heavily modified Fairchild lathe. Stylus shank adapters to allow Transco 320 and Adamant NSH-2 to be fitted to a Westrex 2B cutter head. Custom vacuum platter and subplatter assembly on a Scully lathe. Caruso cutter head on heavily modified 1930's Fairchild lathe. Custom coil winding setup for precision transducers and cutter heads. Heavily modified Presto lathe with custom suspension assembly. Custom audio and power transformers and inductors. Custom precision machined capstan for Rek-O-Kut lathe motor. Precision milling machine, originally intended for making medical implants, working on a lathe platter. J. I. Agnew doing super-precision machining under the microscope, on a fully restored and modified 1930's Lorch optical lathe. J. I. Agnew at work on a fully restored 1954 Hardinge HLV precision toolroom lathe. Hardinge HLV.