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Thorsten Loesch of AMR Abbingdon


Thorsten Loesch has been Chief Designer and Director of Technology for Abbingdon Music Research (AMR) since 2003.

Thorsten's early professional involvement in audio had started in East Germany, where he was a Tonmeister (Sound Engineer) , and where he gained extensive experience in professional audio design, setup and operations. He holds degrees in both Electronic Engineering and in Business Information Systems.

He is an experienced audio equipment reviewer, and had also for a number of years, written extensively on audio equipment designs and modifications.

This led Thorsten to be very active in British DIY circles, and he became a contributor to Brian Cherry's DIY Hifi Supply in Hong Kong, when in 2001 he was drafted as contributing engineer for the newly formed Abbingdon Music Research company. 

This brought to the firm his prior research into the 'King of Multibit' new-old-stock TDA 1541A Philips chip. This neatly coincided with parallel work being done by Pat Wayne, another of the company's four principals, and an expert in digital technology.

With Pat and Thorsten, one of the most knowledgeable at implementing the TDA1541 DAC,  these gentlemen both worked on the idea that was to become AMR's first product, the renowned AMR CD-77, a seriously heavy, seriously big CD player with a top-loading custom transport and valved outputs which ran off the same discontinued 1985 chip that Zanden Audio had reintroduced into the ultra high-end realms by the Millennium.








AMR Abbingdon is British manufacturer of High End Digital and Analog Components located in Cumbria, in the United Kingdom.

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