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Jelco to close
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:37 »
This is sad... Covid will affect a lot of audio companies.

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/tonearm-manufacturer-jelco-covid-19-victim

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 13:10 »
Damn, now really have to DIY bamboo tonearm.  ;D

why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 14:24 »
Damn, now really have to DIY bamboo tonearm.  ;D

Anyone knows this Croft fellow? How to contact him?

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 15:23 »
Any news our agent clearing the Jelco stocks?

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 16:02 »
Any news our agent clearing the Jelco stocks?

More like price increase.... Collector's Item now..

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 16:25 »
The best things, one can hope for is company like luxman or Ortofon will buy over some of their machinary and take over from there.

why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 09:41 »
The best things, one can hope for is company like luxman or Ortofon will buy over some of their machinary and take over from there.

Their explanation is that they lost many experience artisans due to their age and their precious equipment is getting too old and become expensive to maintain. Hence the business is no longer healthy especially during this covid19 affected the order and workforce. Even someone have to take over, it may not be useful unless they just buy out the brand first.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 09:59 »
Their explanation is that they lost many experience artisans due to their age and their precious equipment is getting too old and become expensive to maintain. Hence the business is no longer healthy especially during this covid19 affected the order and workforce. Even someone have to take over, it may not be useful unless they just buy out the brand first.

Agree... their equipment is getting old and expensive to maintain is a very serious matter for anyone wanting to take over the business... still I sincerely hope the Jelco brand can carry on.

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 11:55 »
Agree... their equipment is getting old and expensive to maintain is a very serious matter for anyone wanting to take over the business... still I sincerely hope the Jelco brand can carry on.


Ah! poor excuse to say that mechanical maintenance is costly repair. If it was electronic equipment I would agree. With this Coron-19 virus many companies are finding excuses to terminate business. If they are finding hard to sell there products. Artisans can always be found it's a matter of salary and product business and sales. Just one more company in the dumps just like SME. The turntable business has saturated. It's not the same like in the 50's to the 70's. 

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 11:59 »
Any news our agent clearing the Jelco stocks?



Ah! Fat hopes my friend. The local agent would never dump there Jelco products for cheap's. Only if there was an agent change.

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Re: Jelco to close
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 19:14 »

Ah! poor excuse to say that mechanical maintenance is costly repair. If it was electronic equipment I would agree. With this Coron-19 virus many companies are finding excuses to terminate business. If they are finding hard to sell there products. Artisans can always be found it's a matter of salary and product business and sales. Just one more company in the dumps just like SME. The turntable business has saturated. It's not the same like in the 50's to the 70's.

Yes, if they find the young artisan to do the job, their salary will be higher and the sales price of the arm will raise and that defeat the purpose as the oem business will not work since the end product will become too expensive for the arm like a Linn Arm. But i still hope they can continue their business since S-Arm is getting less due to more complex machining over straight arm.

 

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