27. September 2021 · Comments Off on Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MKIII Puzzle · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , ,


What do you buy the audiophile who has everything? What about a jigsaw puzzle of the mixing desk used for some of their favourite records?


The 1000 puzzle’s image shows a section of Abbey Road Studios’ iconic EMI TG12345 MK III mixing console, spread over 1000 pieces. The puzzle is a fun activity, both entertaining and mindful, for music gear fans all around the world to enjoy with friends and family…you could even listen to DSOTM while you complete it!

Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MKIII mixing console Puzzle

The Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MKIII Puzzle should keep audiophiles occupied


The TG desk was originally designed in 1967 by Mike Batchelor at EMI Central Research Laboratories. In 1972 Batchelor was promoted to the position of Chief Technical Engineer at Abbey Road Studios. The TG desk, delivered to Abbey Road in 1968, was EMI’s first solid-state (i.e. transistorised console) and superseded the vacuum tube-based REDD range of desks.

The TG was the first console to include a limiter/compressor, EQ and metering for each channel, and the smooth, clean sound of the TG can be heard on legendary albums such as Abbey Road by The Beatles and The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. The EMI TG12345 MK III mixing console photographed for this puzzle is still in use on recordings at Abbey Road today.


£30, $45, 40€

HiFi Pig Says: No it’s not really HiFi, but it’s a pretty cool idea for a gift for your favourite audiophile or yourself, maybe someone should make jigsaws of iconic HiFi too?

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