ProfessorBX aka Drew Bach, prodigal son of the Skratchworx family. Down since day 5 (literally, check the review dates on the old Skratchworx archives). Owner of more gear than he knows what to do with, yet constantly jealous of Jared and Mark owning more. As a day job, ProfessorBX has been involved with the design, launch and sales of more than a few pieces of DJ gear. In between the boring stuff, ProfessorBX also finds time to DJ and play in punk bands, as well as threaten to leave the industry to start a Thomas Dolby cover band.
Ortofon celebrated their 100th birthday by unleashing the Concorde MKII DJ cartridges, coincidentally the same year that Shure said they'd had enough of the whole thing. Drew Bach tries out the MIX MKII and CLUB MKII to see if a birthday party is in order.
NAMM 2018, where Rane debuted the tonearm-less TWELVE, and got Jesse Dean stick one right back on it. And where Ortofon launched the new Concordes, and Phase did away with the need for them completely. ProfessorBX was there, played with them all, and has things to say.
OG skratchworxer and resident needle nerd ProfessorBX took a jaunt from his LA home to pay homage to the DJ industry at NAMM. There, he hunted down Orfoton's new Concorde MKII range, and got deep into it with Louis from Ortofon. What follows is a summary, ahead of a suitably nerdy future review.