Jimi Hendrix’s home audio set-up recreated in new exhibit



Watch Nabihah Iqbal play his records on the hi-fi system.

Jimi Hendrix’s home audio set-up in his London flat between ’68-’69 has been recreated at Handel & Hendrix, in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, Lowther, and LEAK.

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Research during the restoration of Hendrix’s flat revealed his setup included a Bang & Olufsen turntable connected to a LEAK amplifier and two Lowther speakers.

The recreation features an original Bang & Olufsen Beogram 1000 turntable, a restored set of Lowther Acousta 115 speakers – the same model owned by Hendrix – and a LEAK Stereo 130 integrated stereo amplifier, modeled on the 1963 Stereo 30 version Hendrix used.

To coincide with what would have been Hendrix’s 78th birthday, the museum has shared a new video of Nabihah Iqbal testing out the set-up with a selection of records owned by Hendrix.

Head here for more info, and check out a selection of photos from the museum below.

Banner photo by: Barrie Wentzell