BARRACUDA 200ZW
ZIG ZAG

PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE

The Barracuda zig-zag and straight stitch portable walking- foot machine is remarkably versatile. Designed for boat owners, hobbyists, and small businesses, the Barracuda is ideal for medium- to heavy-weight sewing jobs.

  • Stitch width (0-5mm) adjustment lever
  • 800 stitches per minute
  • Up to 4 stitches per inch
  • Toothed belts and pulleys to prevent slippage
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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HI-FI LISTENING EXPERIENCE WITH THE PERFECT LED TASK LIGHT FOR VINYL LOVERS

Why do Audiophiles love this LED task light?

Audiophiles love this LED task light. While each of us has our favourite cleaning protocol, there has never been a reliable way to highlight the dust that is left on the record’s surface.Using the powerful and flexible UberLight™, you can clearly see all the dust that remains and remove it with a cleaning brush. You will also be able to easily read the dead wax on the record, revealing useful information about the pressing and the history of the recording.

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About the UberLight™ Flex

The response from the audio community has been nothing but positive... including being enthusiastically reviewed by Michael Fremer in his state of the are system (DarTZeel mono blocks and preamp, Wilson Audio XVX speakers, Continuum Caliburn turntable etc).

Analog Planet
Michael Fremer

Bob Bradley

The Vinyl Attack!

Poetry on Plastic

Channel 33 RPM

Ecoustics - Eric Pye

Thomas & Stereo

The Ear
Hi-Fi Music Gear

Marc Henshall - Sound Matters

Funky Moose Records

Vinyl for Miles

Norman Maslov

High Fidelity

The Audiophile Man

San Francisco Audiophile Society

Marc Henshall - Sound Matters

Goldmine Magazine

BarakaPDub

That Shelf

Audio Matters

My Uberlight™ Story

By Robert Kahn, President & CEO

Here’s a bit of a recap. I’ve been a music lover and audiophile since 1975 (I was 16 years old). My best friend’s father worked in a stereo store and I bought my first system from him - I was hooked.

Music, as well as the equipment that makes it sound so wonderful, has always been a passion of mine. While I was in University, I needed to find a job to help pay rent and ease the pain of my gear habit. Naturally, I looked for work at my favorite audio store. I worked there throughout my university career in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Fast forward a couple of years to the late 1980’s and I, like many during this time, sold my 1,000 + record collection and replaced it over time with a substantial CD collection.In 1991 I took over our family business. I started my own family in 1996, so there wasn’t much time for audio gear. I still had a great 2 channel sound system, but my passion took a back seat to both my business and family.

About 17 years ago, we launched a line of lighting for our commercial B2B business - we called it UberLight. It had many unique features that allowed it to endure being on industrial machinery for 8-12 hours a day. It also included a long, super stiff shaft that was covered in silicone (perfectly non resonant).

In 2008 UberLight went from using halogen bulbs to LED’s and while this was a huge leap, by the late 2010’s we decided to develop the next generation of UberLight’s to utilize advancements in the technology and materials.

Earlier this year, we launched the new UberLight Flex, a completely new range of task lights. A couple of months ago I was was sitting at home in my music room and for fun, I decided to mount our new light behind my Rega Planar P10. I had upgraded my system about 2 years ago as part of a “kids are moved out, time to renovate and buy a dream stereo and get back into vinyl”. I was genuinely gobsmacked by the difference the light made to what I could see. The difference was not small.

First, I could see all of the dust that my cleaning brush left behind. The light from my room just didn’t highlight the record surface enough. This is a huge win for those of us who hear every pop and click that makes us a bit crazy. Second, I was able to easily read the dead wax, something my 60 + year old eyes could never do. I also found it much easier to see the lead-in groove for needle placement. Another moment where I found the UberLight to be invaluable was after a bit of a cleaning lady “mishap”. I needed to replace my almost brand new Apheta 3 cartridge and having a focused, bright light overhead just made the job that much safer and easier.

My record collection two years ago was about 50 beloved LP’s in total which I had saved from my pre-purge days. Today it’s closer to 400. Yes, I’m a bit of an addict. I love the whole vinyl playing experience. I still stream when it’s just not convenient to be flipping records, but my ears much prefer the sonic signature of vinyl. It just relaxes me in a way that digital does not. The fact that I can combine my lifelong hobby and a product who’s design patent has my name on it is a rather large gift.

It is my hope that all vinyl lovers will enjoy the unique features of the UberLight Flex as much as I have and that it has made their record playing experience much brighter.