Immerse yourself in jazz tonight too
File.4 Speaker manufactured by Electric Research Products
Mayuko Niimura (Jazz Cafe Chigusa)
Chigusa is home to a special speaker designed in the 1970s. It was also made with a tweeter and amplifier, so many audiophiles come from far away to hear the "sound of chigusa ." It uses a 4-way multi-amp system system, which can be called the ideal for audio, and its feature is that it reproduces record sound with the richness and depth of a vacuum tube amplifier.
However, this method cannot be used effectively unless you have the patience and considerable knowledge of the system to tame your horse. Since restarting Chigusa , I've had the problem of "muffled sound" several times, and it's bothering me. Although he was calmed down and managed to stay in a good mood, he decided to undergo major surgery in 2016. Since then, we have been able to provide the "sound of chigusa " in a stable manner.
Many of Chigusa 's regulars include audio engineers for major media outlets and people who have worked for many years at audio equipment manufacturers. Listening to their stories, I often think that their entire house is like a sound system, and I can imagine that they own a considerable number of records.
A hot topic in recent years has been the destination of ``treasures'' such as records and audio equipment. There are many elderly people, and over the past few years we have received an increasing number of inquiries from people asking, ``I want to sort out the things I've collected, so would you be willing to pick them up at Chigusa ?''
What really caught my eye was the extra-large 160cm square speaker, which is bigger than Chigusa 's speakers. The store in Noge, which is about 10 tsubo (10 tsubo), has its limits, so I was racking my brain to see what I could do about it, and by chance, an idea came to me about using a certain space.
The location is a 30-year-old log cabin near Kannonzaki, about 20 minutes by bus from Keikyu Electric Railway's Miura Kaigan Station. The property is owned by a person related to Chigusa and had not been used for a long time, but when we talked about the extra-large speaker, he said, ``Then, let's move it to the log cabin!'' and the conversation progressed at a rapid pace. Furthermore, it was thought that it would be a waste to just use it as a warehouse, so a plan for ``Chigusa on the Seaside'' was proposed. The idea was to turn the entire log cabin into a jazz cafe.
The extra-large speaker tucked into the log cabin is made in America. It belongs to Electric Research Products, a company founded in 1928 to handle talkie equipment for studios and theaters. It is the predecessor of Altec Corporation. As befits its name as a wideband loudspeaker, it maintains clear sound even at movie theater volumes, and is said to have been used for military broadcasting.
Although the one I received was for home use, it was still quite large. There's also a horn. A horn is a device that concentrates the energy of sound and allows the sound to be delivered more efficiently to listeners far away. There are no private houses nearby, and you can walk to the sea for about 30 seconds. No matter how loud you play, no one will complain.
I want to ring it soon. What kind of taste does a radish that grew up listening to jazz coming from a horn have?
Chigusa Noge 's speaker and Chigusa 's speaker on the beach. A new jazz story is about to begin in Miura by inheriting these two pieces of audio equipment, which were created by integrating many people's feelings for chigusa and the wisdom of sound.
When “Umibe no Chigusa” opens, it will be interesting to bring along Chigusa regulars to listen and compare. You could clearly see the excitement getting into the lively and lively acoustic discussion.
I hope that many people will come and listen to it, and that it will become one of the highlights of Miura's cultural tourism.