It might be the world’s most famous recording studio, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be sold. The Financial Times is reporting that EMI, the studio’s financially-troubled owner, is looking to unload the famous Abbey Road Studio for what could be “tens of millions of pounds.” Read more.
PREVIOUSLY: The folks at B&W are rightfully excited about the recent Beatles reissues, and for good reason. First, says B&W’s VP of sales and marketing Doug Henderson, it means the re-release of this great music to a whole new generation. And second, it reminds the audio manufacturer of its decades-long involvement with Abbey Road Studios. According to Henderson, 25 pairs of 800Ds grace the control rooms, fifty Classe CA-M400s powering the 800Ds, along with five ASW-855s, numerous N802s and 805S and even some vintage 802 Matrix … We’re delighted to have played a pivotal role in the overall reproduction standards that Abbey Road represents. I know – from having visited – that the engineers there believe the level of clarity we have achieved with 800 Series is totally beyond any other monitor they’ve tried, and an essential ‘tool’ in maintaining their quality standards.”