Arlington Heights Historical Museum
110 W. Fremont
Arlington Heights, IL
SEPTEMBER, 2018 MEETING
Bob Bean from Haniwa Audio is returning Sunday, September 23, with all the equipment for us to hear the entire Haniwa system. UPS "lost" the crate containing all the electronics for the recent Sunday, September 9th meeting (they "gave" it to Fedex who sent it back!). Bob, along with Dr Kubo gave us an interesting overview of the system, as well as documentation and a music CD. Dr Kubo has since returned to Japan. Many thanks to Bob for going above and beyond, and returning right away for us to audition the system. The original meeting notes with information is below.
We are really pleased to welcome Bob Bean from Haniwa Audio USA in Marlborough, MA. He will demo an audio system designed by Dr. Tetsuo Kubo, the founder and designer of Haniwa Audio. The company has received acclaim for their unique moving-coil cartridge designs and is now introducing an entire complete analog and digital system based on Dr. Kubo's ongoing research and development. Every component (except the digital source) at the meeting is a unique Haniwa product. They will present “A Systems Approach to Audio” where every step in the signal chain is controlled to faithfully reproduce the incoming music signal at the speaker system. The Haniwa integrated control preamplifier-amplifier uses proprietary Haniwa technology to control the frequency and phase (timing) of the incoming music signal so that music is precisely reproduced at the speaker. The technology behind Haniwa will be discussed and demonstrated and we will listen to some hi-res (and vinyl!) music on the system.
Relevant links presented below describe this unique system and design.
The turntable and tonearm will be introduced for the first time at our meeting-here is a preliminary photo:
Haniwa's design philosophy and the technology behind it is presented here:
The Haniwa analog front-end is described in-depth here:
Finally, the integrated analog/digital control amplifier with full-range crossoverless speaker system is described here:
Bob Bean will have among his musical selections some digital rips of some of Harry Pearson's actual LP's that Dr. Kubo purchased. Do bring along a favorite track or two on CD and vinyl. Do plan to attend to hear this unique system. See you there!
Haniwa HCTR01 Mark II Moving Coil cartridge and HEQA03 Phono Preamplifier
Haniwa HCTR01 Mark II Moving Coil cartridge
Haniwa Truesound HSP01 Speaker
Haniwa HDSA01 Digital Integrated Amp with
D/A and A/D converters