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June, 2020 Meeting
Virtual Chicago Audio Society Meeting
JUNE MEETING-Sunday, June 28th,
2:00PM-3:30 PM Central Time
Topic: Advancements in Analog - Haniwa Low Impedance MC Cartridges, Current Loop System, Turntables also All thing Analog with Michael Fremer
Presenters: Dr. Tetsuo Kubo & Bob Bean - Haniwa, Michael Fremer - Analog Planet
This month is a CAS first! Since we likely won’t be seeing any of you in person this year we thought it would be fun to meet virtually! We are delighted to have Bob Bean from Haniwa Audio set up a Zoom virtual meeting with us featuring the unique current loop moving coil cartridge that has been reviewed by Michael Fremer in Stereophile. Bob presented the entire Haniwa Audio system to us in 2018 and Michael Fremer did his great turntable setup presentation for us several years back. It's great to welcome them both back. Dr. Tetsuo Kubo, the designer and founder of Haniwa Audio will also be with us from Japan. At about 3:30PM there will be an LP raffle by Haniwa of four Michael Fremer recommended LPs.
Dr. Kubo will be on the video from Japan, Michael Fremer from his home in New Jersey and Bob Bean from Massachusetts. We’ve had a few meetings in the past showing the group the phase coherent Haniwa speaker system but for this meeting we will be discussing analog front ends and a new advancement from Haniwa including tonearm development and the CVC (Current-to-Voltage-Converter). The Haniwa CVC allows sub-ohm cartridges to work in any system by creating a current loop on the cartridge side and using an MM compatible voltage output on the phono preamp side. By the time of this meeting there will be an article published taking a first look at this brand new type of product. The current loop interacts with the mechanical loop to produce a very stable tracking system and Dr. Kubo will present this concept and results of this development. Dr. Kubo will be up and awake halfway around the globe to answer any questions about his analog theories and the CVC from the group.
We’re sure you are very familiar with Michael Fremer's work with all things analog through his reviews in Stereophile and his website, Analog Planet. For the 2nd half of the meeting, Michael will offer his perspective on Low Impedance cartridges as well as other topics in analog. Michael is a dynamic presenter and offers a deep knowledge of equipment and classic as well as the latest LP’s. We can stay on the meeting a little longer to accommodate questions but want to have an LP raffle at 3:30PM sharp!
See newsletter for Zoom link and meeting ID
1:50-2:00 PM CST - Early log-in, anyone technology challenged can make sure their webcam and audio is working!
2:00-2:30 PM CST - Welcome and Presentation on Current Loop Analog Technology, Dr. Tetsuo Kubo and Bob Bean
2:30-2:45 PM CST - Q&A on Haniwa
2:45-3:15 PM CST - All Things Analog, Michael Fremer
3:15-3:30 PM CST - Q&A and Wrap Up
3:30 PM Raffle of LP’s!
We look forward to seeing everyone online on Sunday, June 28th at 2:00PM!
NOTE: Michael Fremer is an independent journalist and does not endorse any particular brand of equipment. He is graciously participating as an industry expert and we welcome his views on all things analog!