LINEAR Electronics Ltd Auckland New Zealand
Greetings all from the land of the Long White Cloud, Dunedin in New Zealand; my first post on Audiokarma.
I am trying to find the history (or anything) about Linear electronics from New Zealand. I have one amplifier, circa estimate mid 1980's and another I am looking to maybe purchase on our own NZ eBay-beater, called trademe.
I have collected other locally made amplifiers and established all I need through Google, just I cannot find out anything about 'Linear' amplifiers or sub brands like 'Sinehertz'. Both names ensure many subjects rank higher in search engines, (searching 'linear' and 'amplifier' has obvious results!).
The last long term NZ local audio magazine and associated forum (Audioenz) closed last Year after 30 Years, so I am asking Globally while thinking locally.
In NZ and Australia during the 70's through 90's there were a few major players who re-badged Japanese built up equipment and assembled and marketed imported kits. David Reid Electronics were one of these companies and 'distributed' the amplifier I own. They became defunct in early 2000's when the founder died (lots of gossip and innuendo and really became defunct).
This may have been the case with 'Linear', and despite much research I cannot find anything at all about them.
These images of my Linear amplifier
And these are of the unit I am thinking of buying
Any thoughts or comments on how I can get more information on LINEAR Electronics Ltd Auckland New Zealand would be appreciated.