the media for art, culture and events in Kanagawa prefecture.

Super-large speakers and “Chigusa on the beach”

Jazzz Café CHIGUSA 
(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

Soak up jazz tonight
File.4 Speaker made by Electric Research Products
Reiko Shinmura (Jazz Cafe Chigusa)

Chigusa has a special speaker designed in the 1970s. There are also many audiophile customers who come from a distance to listen to the sound of Chigusa , as they have also made a tweeter and an amplifier. It is a 4-way multi-amplifier system that can be said to be an ideal audio, and it is characterized by the rich and deep record sound of a tube amp.
However, this method cannot be used without enough patience and considerable system knowledge. After restarting Chigusa, the trouble of “sounding muffled” continued several times, and I was not worried. Although it seemed to be a little disgusting, I was in a good mood, but in 2016 I did a major operation. Since then, it has become possible to provide a stable sound of Chigusa .

Many of Chigusa 's regulars have worked for many years at major media acoustic engineers and audio equipment manufacturers. As I listened to it, I often think that their house is like an acoustic device, and it seems to me that the number of records held is considerable.

The topic in recent years is the location of “treasure” such as records and audio equipment. Many elderly, because I want to organize what has been the past few years "soon collected, argument in ChigusaThe number of consultations “Will you take it?” Has increased.
What was particularly striking was the super extra large 160㎝ square speaker that was larger than the Chigusa speaker. At Noge's 10 tsubo store, there was a limit, so I was worried about what I couldn't do.

The place is a 30-year-old log cabin near Kannonzaki, about 20 minutes by bus from Keikyu Electric Railway Miura Kaigan Station. A property owned by Chigusa officials, which had not been used for a long time, but after talking about a super-large speaker, “Take it to the log cabin!” Furthermore, the “Seaside Chigusa” plan is raised because it is just a waste of storage. Let's turn the log cabin into a jazz cafe.

The extra-large speakers that are pushed into the log cabin are made in the USA. Founded in 1928 as a company that handles talkies for studios and theaters, it belongs to Electric Research Products. It is the predecessor of Altec. Appropriately named as a broadband loudspeaker, it maintained a clear sound even at the same volume as a movie theater, and was used for military broadcasting.
Although the ugly thing is for home use, the figure is still quite large. There is also a horn. The horn is intended to concentrate the energy of the sound and to deliver the sound to a distant listener more efficiently. There are no private houses in the surrounding area, and you can walk to the sea for 30 seconds. No matter how loudIt is an environment where no one complains even if it comes out.

I want to sound early. What is the taste of radish grown by listening to jazz from the horn?

Noge Chigusa speakers and Seaside Chigusa speakers. And I think to Chigusa of many people, taking over the two acoustic devices that are produced by aggregating the wisdom of sound, a new jazz story is about to begin in Miura.
When the “Seaside Chigusa” opens, it is also interesting that Chigusa 's regulars take along and compare. It seems that you can see the heat in the audio dialogue.
I hope many people will come to listen to it and hope that it will become one of the highlights of cultural tourism in Miura.

    Established in 1933. One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. Yoshida Mamoru, the founder of the company, has been making stores for listening to sound since its founding, and is deeply involved in the music scene in Yokohama as a planner and guardian as well as a jazz cafe owner. It continued to be with jazz. Currently it is operated as a general foundation.

    • Address
      2-94 Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
    • TEL
    • Business Hour
      [Tuesday-Saturday] 12: 00-22: 00 [Sun / Monday] 12: 00-18: 00
    • Service
    • Total number of seats
      20 seats