Some of you might know of our brand AH! AH! became famous, especially for their Tjoeb CD players. Since the first year we started making them (1998), a lot has changed. But … still the famous TJOEB is very much alive in the audio community. Wat a surprise after all these years! Even I am still using one :-). The Tjoeb 99. And I have a new Njoe Tjoeb 4000 in stock for “later”.
In our service department I still see Tjoeb cd players coming in and going out for service, updates, modification. Not so strange if you realize we almost did 7,000 of these. It makes me always feel good to notice how much audiophile value we have added to the market with this product. The fact we still can repair and service this product “after all these years” proves its great value.
I just took my AH! Tjoeb 99 to our service department and Michiel will renew its performance. Clean and lubricate the drawer, maybe renew the rubber belt so that all will perform smooth again. Clean the laser lens and contacts. Or replace the laser if necessary. Replace all capacitors with Panasonic FC and replace the tube sockets and tubes. It’s going to be Tesla RedPoint this time. I am sure I am going back a much better sounding cd player than I originally bought. :-). So … if you are in for something new for a fair price … re-do your (Njoe) Tjoeb (99).
Some of the ideas in the AH! CD players made it into the PrimaLuna CD players. Why not re-use what is good and reliable? The Super Tube Clock for example. Some Njoe Tjoeb 4000 cd players use 3 of these (although tuning becomes very critical with 3 of these). The PrimaLuna ProLogue Eight and the ProLogue Classic CD player use one and the ProLogue Premium CD Player uses 2 of these clocks.
For both AH! and PrimaLuna cd players we stock the maximum available parts. Some things get tough though. If the loader, the mechanical part of the cd player breaks or wears out … these are no longer available. Displays … very limited. The original remote … no longer available. But we have 1000’s of lasers in stock and many other parts. So we can supply Value Added Service for a long time. Sounds by the way better than the Government’s Value Added Tax …