KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

Brinkmann Audio

Brinkmann Audio is the brainchild of German engineer Helmut Brinkmann. There is a simple philosophy that underpins all Brinkmann products and that is the idea that everything has an influence on sound. And you have to accept that these influences are real – even if (for the moment at least) we have no scientific explanation.

All Brinkmann products, whether it be a record player or and amplifier, is designed meticulously to its function. Brinkmann believes that good design is the reduction of the components to only the most essential. 

Despite continued advances in digital playback, the vinyl record (in spite of it’s limitations) remains the foremost important music format in the world. This is also especially true for Brinkmann.  The company has always considered itself as a vinyl specialist. Their record players have become world renownd as some of the greatest turntables available. 

They note the most important requirements for excellent playback to be accurate and constant speed, gentle groove tracing, immunity from external and internal vibrations and quietness and low friction from the platter and bearings. 

All is easier said than done, however, precisely because the groove's undulations are so miniscule in size. Brinkmann offers a complete lineup of analogue playback equipment consisting of three turntables, two tonearms and one phono cartridge. Alternatively, you can of course use components from other manufacturers. Consider, however, that at Brinkmann, each and every component is optimized to work in synergy, hence your mileage with other components may vary. Put differently, at Brinkmann, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  

Brinkmann Audio range