Spend any amount of time looking into vinyl and you’ll probably come across the Pro-Ject brand of turntables. The company has been around since the 90s and are considered by many to be one of big “step up” options when getting into analog playback. This week on The Occasional Podcast president Heinz Lichtenegger walks us through his journey into the unknown regions of hifi – creating turntable brand at the peak of cassettes and CD players.
Of course, the Pro-Ject journey doesn’t end with turntables. The company now makes an arrangement of loudspeakers and electronics as well. One thing is clear, that Hienz has a passion for good sound as much as he does for the business of it all. Bringing hifi to the masses might seem like a well-traveled sound bite for a turntable salesmen, but though our interview with him it appears the man walks the walk as much as he talks/talk. It is a solid story of interest for anyone who ever wondered how these things get started, and how they keep going when everyone else starts to fall off the radar.
Season four is in full swing for The Occasional Podcast, also available for download is last month’s Getting Started With Vinyl Playback, The Occasional Beginner’s Guide To Digital Audio and our take on the “Loudness Wars” which has been a highlight for the summer. Season three was a memorable one, seeing interviews with such audio legends as Jeff Joseph, Bill Dudleston,Nelson Pass and most recently Rob Watts. We had an amazing response from our last show with Dave exploring all things Mastering, and if you haven’t checked out our beginners guide to reel-to-reel playback, it’s definitely worth a listen.
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