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Yoshiaki Sugano's Legendary Supex 900s Moving Coil Cartridge

The Supex 900 Super is an iconic moving coil phono cartridge, revered by audiophiles and vinyl enthusiasts for its exceptional musical quality and significant contribution to the history of high-fidelity audio reproduction. This post delves into the creation, history, and musical qualities of the Supex 900 Super, a piece of audio equipment that has left an indelible mark on the world of analog music playback.

Supex 900s Yoshiaki Sugano moving coil cartridge

The Creation of Supex 900 Super

The Supex 900 Super was born out of the golden era of vinyl playback, a...

The Science of Sound

To better understand the relationship between the humble record groove and the stylus, it’s useful to go back to the basics of how sound works.

How the human ear perceives sound

Sound is a form of energy that travels through the air in the form of waves. When sound waves reach the human ear, they cause the eardrum to vibrate, which in turn sets off a chain of events that allows us to perceive sound.

The human ear is made up of three main parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear is the...

A brief history of vinyl records

Vinyl records have a rich and interesting history dating back over 100 years. Here is a timeline of some of the key moments in their development:

Late 19th century:

The first commercial sound recordings are made on cylinders and disks made of materials like wax, tin, and celluloid. Thomas Edison, the famous American inventor, is credited with creating the first commercially successful sound recording device, the phonograph, in 1877. The phonograph used a cylindrical wax cylinder wrapped in tin foil to record and play back sound. Edison's phonograph was primarily used for recording and playing back spoken messages, such as...