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超特大スピーカーと“海辺のちぐさ”
musics
2019.01.16

Ultra-large speakers and "seaside chigusa"

Jazzz Café CHIGUSA 
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So much jazz tonight
File.4 Electric Research Products speakers
Mayuko Shinmura (jazz cafe Chigusa)

Chigusa has a special speaker designed in the 1970s. Since it was also made with a tweeter and amplifier, many audiophiles come all the way from the distance to hear the " chigusa sound". It is a 4-way multi-amplifier system method that can be said to be the ideal of audio, and features the rich and deep record sound of a vacuum tube amplifier.
However, this method cannot be used successfully without the patience and considerable system knowledge to familiarize Jaja Ma. After restarting Chigusa , I had some troubles that "the sound was muffled", and I was not anxious. It was soothing, but I was in a good mood somehow, but I decided to do a major surgery in 2016. Since then, it has become possible to provide a stable " chigusa sound".
Ultra-large speakers and "seaside chigusa"

Many of Chigusa 's regulars have worked for many years as an audio engineer and audio equipment manufacturer for a major media company. When I listen to them, I often think that their house is like a sound device, and I imagine that the number of records they hold is considerable.

The topic of recent years is the location of "treasures" 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 asking if you can take it away has increased.
The most remarkable thing was the extra-large 160 cm square speaker, which is larger than the Chigusa speaker. As Noge's store is about 10 tsubo, there is a limit, so I was wondering if I could do it, but by chance, the story of utilizing a certain place came in.
Ultra-large speakers and "seaside chigusa"

The place is a 30-year-old log hut near Kannonzaki, about 20 minutes by bus from Keikyu Railway Miura Kaigan Station. It was a property owned by a Chigusa person who had not used it for a long time, but when I talked to the super-large speaker, "Well, carry it to a log cabin!" Furthermore, it is a waste to just use it as a warehouse, so the “seaside chigusa” plan comes up. The log cabin should be turned into a jazz cafe.
Ultra-large speakers and "seaside chigusa"

The extra-large speaker pushed into the log cabin is made in the USA. It belongs to Electric Research Products, Inc., which was founded in 1928 as a company that handles talkie equipment for studios and theaters. It is the predecessor of Altec. According to the name of the broadband loudspeaker, it kept clear sound even at a loud volume like a movie theater, and was used for military broadcasting.
What I received is for home use, but the figure is still huge. There is also a horn. The horn is for concentrating the sound energy and delivering the sound more efficiently to listeners far away. There are no private houses in the surrounding area, and if you walk for about 30 seconds you will reach the sea. No matter how loudIt is an environment where no one will complain even if it is issued.
Ultra-large speakers and "seaside chigusa"

I want to ring early. What is the taste of the radish that grew up listening to the jazz that came from the horn...?

Noge Chigusa speaker and seaside Chigusa speaker. 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 "Seaside Chigusa" opens, it is interesting to compare with Chigusa regulars. It seems that there is a lot of fever and heat in the discussion.
I would like many people to come and listen to it, and I hope that it will become one of the highlights of Miura's cultural tourism.

  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA

Founded in 1933. One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. The founder, Mamoru Yoshida, has continued to "create a store for listening to sound" from the time of its founding, and is deeply involved not only as the owner of the jazz cafe, but also as a planning and guardian in the music scene in Yokohama, and the end of his life. Continued to be with jazz. Currently operated as a general incorporated foundation.

  • Address
    2-94 Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
    045-315-2006
  • Business Hour
    [Tue-Sat] 12:00-22:00 [Sun/Mon] 12:00-18:00
  • Service
    Nothing
  • Total number of seats
    20 seats

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