Masataka Hamada who was the developer of “GLANZ”
products at Mitachi Acoustics, has resurrected “GLANZ” within
his own company, Hamada Electric.
Design philosophy – to create a tonearm
filled with nostalgia –
After working in the development department of Mitachi Onkyo, I
spent many years doing jobs such as repairing Ortofon’s SPU
series cartridges (especially the early models). During this
period, I learned a great deal from the audio fans, who talked
about their dissatisfaction, and made suggestions concerning the
various tonearms that were being sold around the world. Inspired
by this information, THE GLANZ tonearm was designed and
manufactured to faithfully reproduce “the
sound of music”.
My policy is to pursue
“original pure sound”. Our company’s products are aiming
for the top. “Original pure sound”
is the pinnacle! The sound produced by the current electronics
industry is far removed from “original
pure sound”, but when I air my opinion about this, I am
considered ‘eccentric’! I am therefore keen to get to know other
people who agree, even a little bit, with my ideas.