Kostas Metaxas will be showing some new products in his ‘Statement’ system at this year’s High End Munich show.

GQT R2R Tape Machine

Kostas has decided to produce an entirely new tape machine based heavily on the portable Stellavox SM8 recorder, which is supported by Stellavox founder Georges Quellet.

The Metaxas & Sins “GQT” (Georges Quellet Tribute) is a portable analogue tape machine designed for location recording and playback duties. Biased for either 468 or 911 1/4″ analogue tape, it will operate only at 15ips using a brushless DC motor in a pure mechanical operation. In other words, it will be built like a large Swiss mechanical watch mechanism, absolutely no logic/computer control hardware will be employed. The circuits will also be using 100% discrete transistors and parts similar in construction to machines from the 1960’s to early 1970’s before tape recorders started using logic controls and 5534 op-amps.

Phonographic Perambulator No.1

The Metaxas PP1 Turntable uses an organic shape CNC’d from a block of solid 6061 aircraft grade aluminium or titanium With the platter, Kostas Metaxas has constructed it in such a way that the boundary between the lathe-turned aluminium platter base has organic undulations connecting it to an acrylic platter mat. A belt-drive system featuring a Swiss Maxon motor rotates the platter. A tonearm using a pure Sapphire tube and jewelled bearings is currently under development for the turntable.

Metaxas and Sins will be at the Munich High End Show in May 2018 Hall 1.0, Stand D01

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