19th March 1972

Gramofonové závody in Loděnice

So as to meet the growing demand for stereophonic records, in 1972 the Gramofonové závody in Loděnice procured an ORTOFON device. In 1974, the factory further modernised its equipment by purchasing and installing a NEUMANN VMS 70 machine, possessing completely transistor electronics. The following years saw the heyday of gramophone records, with their annual production soaring to approximately 10 million in 1974, and to almost 13.5 million in 1985.