In the Summer of 2009, Sound Organisation brought a group of dealers to the UK!. I met up with Jeff Dorgay from Tone Audio Magazine in Houston. We had several beers on the way to London. Got there and met up with the other dealers from all over the USA!
Heathrow-Waiting-Starbucks

On to Chord Cables!

Chord Company!

Chord Company!

Tea Time!

Tea Time!

The Ugly Americans at Stonehenge!  What a motley bunch! Nice rocks, where's the Pub?

The Ugly Americans at Stonehenge! What a motley bunch! Nice rocks, where's the Pub?

Chord offices, the factory is downstairs.

Chord offices, the factory is downstairs.

terminating cables

terminating cables

more assembly

more assembly

packaging dept.

packaging dept.

ready to ship

ready to ship

The first of many many Pubs. I was given the nickname Pubdar. I have a sixth sense for Pubs!.

The first of many many Pubs. I was given the nickname Pubdar. I have a sixth sense for Pubs!.

Lunch with the Chord Crew

Lunch with the Chord Crew

Another Pub!!!!

Another Pub!!!!

mmmmmm... which one first?

mmmmmm... which one first?

Nigel is the tall guy in the middle.  He's the main engineer at Chord and plays a mean bass guitar.

Nigel is the tall guy in the middle. He's the main engineer at Chord and plays a mean bass guitar.

Tea in my beautiful room in Bath

Tea in my beautiful room in Bath

QUADRASPIRE!

QUADRASPIRE!

The Gang's all here

The Gang's all here

Ian and the CNC machine

Ian and the CNC machine

multiple cutting blades

multiple cutting blades

Q4 tables ready for spraying

Q4 tables ready for spraying

off it goes..

off it goes..

Feeding a Sunoko Vent shelf into the spraying machine

Feeding a Sunoko Vent shelf into the spraying machine

getting a smooth finish

getting a smooth finish

a wet Sunoko Vent.

a wet Sunoko Vent.

Drying racks

Drying racks

Owner Eddie Spruit in the test room.  Yes, we all heard a big difference between racks.

Owner Eddie Spruit in the test room. Yes, we all heard a big difference between racks.

Explaining the workings of the new rack and it's isolation by decoupling

Explaining the workings of the new rack and it's isolation by decoupling

Serving up some beer at Eddie's favorite Pub. I was in LOVE!

Serving up some beer at Eddie's favorite Pub. I was in LOVE!

My new best friend

My new best friend

Fish and Chips!

Fish and Chips!

Yet another Pub!!!

Yet another Pub!!!

Eddie's backyard.  You can see Salisbury Hill from it. Yeah, Peter Gabriel's Salisbury Hill (it's in Bath, not Salisbury)

Eddie's backyard. You can see Salisbury Hill from it. Yeah, Peter Gabriel's Salisbury Hill (it's in Bath, not Salisbury)

Ian and Alan of Quadraspire. Alan used to be a submarine engineer!

Ian and Alan of Quadraspire. Alan used to be a submarine engineer and Mod in the 60's!

Bath is beautiful!

Bath is beautiful!

Nice!

Nice!

ELTON JOHN at a cricket field in Bristol. Courtesy of Quadraspire!  Thanks Eddie!!  I had waited over 30 years to see him!

ELTON JOHN at a cricket field in Bristol. Courtesy of Quadraspire! Thanks Eddie!! I had waited over 30 years to see him!

Nigel Olsen and Dee Murray!!

Nigel Olsen and Dee Murray!!

One of only two beer lines!  Brutal!

One of only two beer lines! Brutal!

A beautiful evening for a show!

A beautiful evening for a show!

Phil Freeman of Rega doing up some BBQ at Roy Gandy's house.

Phil Freeman of Rega doing up some BBQ at Roy Gandy's house.

Roy Gandy welcoming us to Rega!

Roy Gandy welcoming us to Rega!

Back of the factory where the machine shop is.

Back of the factory where the machine shop is.

Awards galore!

Awards galore!

Roy explaining the optional tube output section of the new Isis CD Player

Roy explaining the optional tube output section of the new Isis CD Player

Testing Mira integrated amps

Testing Mira integrated amps

The warehouse

The warehouse

Building Apollo CD Players

Building Apollo CD Players

Rega UK view from the second floor.  Crossover assembly stations.

Rega UK view from the second floor. Crossover assembly stations.

Me holding up the RB casting and an arm.

Me holding up the RB casting and an arm.

Building a RB301 tonearm.  Installing the bearing

Building a RB301 tonearm. Installing the bearing

Wiring the arm.

Wiring the arm.

Checking the bearing.

Checking the bearing.

Building cartridges

Building cartridges

Cartridge motor

Cartridge motor

Cartridge bodies

Cartridge bodies

I always wondered who PJ was.  He does final inspection and boxing.  His autograph is on the side of the box.  Nice chap.

I always wondered who PJ was. He does final inspection and boxing. His autograph is on the side of the box. Nice chap.

Sub platters

Sub platters

Glass platters for the P3 and P5 tables

Glass platters for the P3 and P5 tables

Lunch break at Rega!

Lunch break at Rega!

Pretty colored plinths for the P3-24

Pretty colored plinths for the P3-24

Hand winding the voice coil for a driver

Hand winding the voice coil for a driver

Engineers are crappy poets.  heh heh

Engineers are crappy poets. heh heh

Simon explaining the new Osiris integrated amp

Simon explaining the new Osiris integrated amp

Rega's Master Machinist at work

Rega's Master Machinist at work

A before and after of a P9 sub platter

A before and after of a P9 sub platter

We all went Go-Kart racing!  Steve and Phil suited up!

We all went Go-Kart racing! Steve and Phil suited up!

Rocking Out at Roy's house

Rocking Out at Roy's house

Inebriation!

Inebriation!

Frankenstein Osiris prototype

Frankenstein Osiris prototype

"Pubdar" at the local brewery!! Ouch my Liver! I'm happy to say us "Yanks" out drank every other country to visit Rega!