Stories - @johannk74

29th November 2021

Posted in: Stories

We spoke to Instagram follower @johannk74 about their audio equipment, record collection and his favourite album




When did you start collecting records?

My first memory as a child was music, so the interest goes back to the late 70s. I remember listening to the radio and even learning to tape from the radio. I started collecting records in early 1988. The first record I bought was Michel Jackson’s “Bad” and then the second was Iron Maiden’s “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”. The setup I have now I have been building for the last 4 years.


What's your favourite record?

The 1985 Marillion album “Misplaced Childhood”, which was their third studio album. I love this album and had 12 copies of it on vinyl, but have since given some away. I have a signed box set copy of it too.




Who is your favourite artist/band?

I am very fond of Icelandic music, so I would say Ragnheiður Gröndal (Ragga). She is mostly focused on old style Icelandic folk music and sings with an expansive range.


What's your favourite music based magazine?

Although I don´t have a favourite, I read Loudwire most of the time, which is an American online magazine that covers hard rock and heavy metal music.


@johannk74's equipment list

Speakers Monitor Audio Gold 300

Vincent Audio SA-32


Vincent Audio SP T700


Rega Planar 6


Apheta 2 MC

Phono stage

Rega Aria MK3 MM/MC

CD Player

Rega Apollo


Rega DAC-R


Bluesound NODE 2


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