Celestion (speaker) and Decca (cartridge) (Jan. 1977)

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Celestion and Decca--A century of leadership bridging audio's two widest gaps

Celestion UL8

Widest gap number 1: Between the signal at your amplifier's output and the sound you hear. The loudspeaker must fill this gap via mechanical translation. The vibrating element of every speaker possesses mass and inertia-and will therefore by definition be an imperfect reproducer. This is why loudspeaker distortion, frequency and transient response specifications are much poorer than those of good amplifiers.

Celestion's 52 years of building nothing but speakers has evolved an integrated design approach which bridges this gap to an extent few other companies can match. First, Celestion system engineers design a complete speaker system, juggling all variables including driver design. Next, Celestion component engineers design the drivers to fill system engineering's requirements. In most speaker companies, designers must compromise insofar as they must make do with commercially available drive units. By designing and building their own drivers to precisely meet the demands of any particular application, Celestion engineers dramatically reduce compromise other designers must accept. The result is maximum possible performance for given size and price ranges.

From Celestion's UL6 winning the 5th Japan Stereo Components Grand Prix contest, to the Celestion "Power-Range" models used by the Beatles, to the Ditton 66 studio monitors of the Olympic Radio and Television Organization, Montreal /76, people who know how to best bridge the speaker gap-insist on Celestion.

Decca MKV1 Gold Elliptical Cartridge

Widest gap number 2: Between vinyl record grooves and the signal at your phono preamp's input. Like the vibrating element of every speaker, the phono cartridge, stylus and tonearm possess mass, inertia and friction-and can thus approach but not attain correct translation of what is really recorded on the disk.

From Decca, the world's most experienced producer of high quality phonograph records, comes the world's highest fidelity means of playing them: the Decca System. Consisting of:

1) Decca London MKV1 Gold Elliptical or Plum Spherical Cartridges employing Decca's legendary "Positive Scanning" system.

Featuring lower stylus mass, higher compliance, lower tracking force than the Decca MKV series.

Decca MKV1 models offer the best transient response of all cartridges--regardless of price.

2) New Decca International Arm. Magnetic antiskating and damped unipivot jeweled bearing of original International Arm, plus several modifications and improvements. As close as you can get to zero friction and zero groove pressure unbalance.

3) Decca Record Brush and Record cleaner, "dry clean" devices utilizing Decca's unique conductive micro-fiber to clean records and drain static without the destructive properties liquid cleaners exhibit on cartridges and records. Designed especially for Decca's state of-the-art MKV1 cartridges.

Bridge the phono gap and hear what is really on your records-insist on Decca.

Sole North American Distributors.

ROCELCO INC., 160 Ronald Dr., Montreal, Canada H4X 1M8; Phone (514) 489-6842

(Source: Audio magazine, Jan. 1977)

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