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!
On to Chord Cables!
The Ugly Americans at Stonehenge! What a motley bunch! Nice rocks, where's the Pub?
Chord offices, the factory is downstairs.
ready to ship
The first of many many Pubs. I was given the nickname Pubdar. I have a sixth sense for Pubs!.
Lunch with the Chord Crew
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.
Tea in my beautiful room in Bath
The Gang's all here
Ian and the CNC machine
multiple cutting blades
Q4 tables ready for spraying
off it goes..
Feeding a Sunoko Vent shelf into the spraying machine
getting a smooth finish
a wet Sunoko Vent.
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
Serving up some beer at Eddie's favorite Pub. I was in LOVE!
My new best friend
Fish and Chips!
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)
Ian and Alan of Quadraspire. Alan used to be a submarine engineer and Mod in the 60's!
Bath is beautiful!
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!!
One of only two beer lines! Brutal!
A beautiful evening for a show!
Phil Freeman of Rega doing up some BBQ at Roy Gandy's house.
Roy Gandy welcoming us to Rega!
Back of the factory where the machine shop is.
Roy explaining the optional tube output section of the new Isis CD Player
Testing Mira integrated amps
Building Apollo CD Players
Rega UK view from the second floor. Crossover assembly stations.
Me holding up the RB casting and an arm.
Building a RB301 tonearm. Installing the bearing
Wiring the arm.
Checking the bearing.
I always wondered who PJ was. He does final inspection and boxing. His autograph is on the side of the box. Nice chap.
Glass platters for the P3 and P5 tables
Lunch break at Rega!
Pretty colored plinths for the P3-24
Hand winding the voice coil for a driver
Engineers are crappy poets. heh heh
Simon explaining the new Osiris integrated amp
Rega's Master Machinist at work
A before and after of a P9 sub platter
We all went Go-Kart racing! Steve and Phil suited up!
Rocking Out at Roy's house
Frankenstein Osiris prototype