Come with me to Provence and I may organise an add-on French Vintage Hifi tour of some respected French manufacturers
Some of you, my dear nerdy readers, may have been curious enough to wander to my other blog where I indulge in my other passion for food, wine and everything remotely French!
So, you might not be surprised to learn that I am organising a gastronomic and cooking tour of Provence in May 2016 for 12 people. If we had enough interest, we could also organise an add-on tour of some of the iconic French Vintage Hifi manufactures still alive...How does that sounds?
As previously discussed, I have owned an ERA turntable for a few years. In fact, it was my second turntable, after I left home and our DUAL to my sister. ERA was a unique player in the French Hifi landscape of the time. The company started in 1964, and probably lasted until the early 80s. Towards the mid 70s, ERA branched out in making electronics and speakers in an attempt to provide a complete solution to their clients. But their core competency was in designing turntables with the help of Jean-Claude Verdier, not exactly an amateur in the field...
I have just inherited a bunch of documents from Jean-Paul Guy, with a surprise: a complete ERA catalogue from 1974, so I thought I would scan it for you and for posterity. Merck JP!
If you own or have owned an ERA turntable or any of these products, I would like you to send us your story and some photos to complement this story. Thank you in advance!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.