Eminent Audio broke up in early 2007. Luckily for us Glenn Croft has decided to continue the manufacture of amplifiers of his own design. Production is to commence in November 2008, click here to see the latest news and products.
I am not at all sure about the direction that B&W went during
the 80's and 90's. I think of the quality and workmanship that went into my
DM70's and then look at a modern creations such as the the 700 series. How many
of these will still be going strong in 30 years? Think of the current Nautilus,
how much would the DM70 models cost if they were manufactured today (shudders)?
For more on the DM70 go here. The B&W story (Flash),
or click here
for the standard page.
Reiner E. Römer of Shackman.de contacted me personally to congratulate me for producing this site, but quite frankly his dedication to the B&W DM70 extends far beyond anything I ever did. Just browse this page to see the extent of Reiner's ability to maintain and refurb these classics.
Based in Coventry UK, One Thing Audio are specialists in refurbishing
Quad ESL panels and actually supply Quad UK with spares for their own units.
They also repair DM70 es panels for around £170 each. The One Thing site
is here although
it is worth noting that they prefer to act via their UK agent Classique Sounds
of Leicester. here
ER Audio, and interesting site as they are Electrostatic specialists
and can supply spares for the DM70 ES panel. Follow the link for an inside view
of the unique curved panel. (Click)
Not really a related link but....... One of the biggest loudspeaker
geeks I know goes by the name of Arthur Khoubesserian. He literally will buy
any old c*@p if he thinks it has a chance of performing and has not heard them
before. Formerly of Pink Triangle notoriety but now manufacturing turntables
with his new company "The Funk Firm" Check it out (Funk)