Listening #118 List of the Month

Sidebar 1: List of the Month

The land that time forgot: a dozen audio products that have been continuously available for over 30 years

Klipsch Klipschorn loudspeaker (66 years)
Ortofon SPU pickup head (53 years)
EMT OFD 25 pickup head (53 years)
Lowther PM4 drive-unit (52 years)
Denon DL-103 phono cartridge (50 years)
Klipsch La Scala loudspeaker (49 years)
EMT TSD 15 pickup head (47 years)
Linn Sondek LP12 turntable (39 years)
Naim NAP 250 amplifier (37 years)
Shahinian Acoustics Obelisk loudspeaker (35 years)
Shindo Laboratory Western Electric 300B Limited amplifier (33 years)
DB Systems DB-10 alignment protractor (33 years)

dalethorn's picture

The Beyer (now Beyerdynamic) DT-48 headphone was first made in 1937 and is scheduled to be discontinued this year, with a 75-year run. I don't know about availability during that entire time, but there it is.

Ironically, I was made aware of it from Stereophile's Recommended Components in the early 1970's.