Sunday, October 22, 2017

Heron Record Cleaning Machine

I received an email from Stephan a few weeks ago about their startup and record cleaning machine project. The images that followed were stunning. While this RCM looks amazing the most important feature in my opinion is that it is silent in operation so you can listen and clean records at the same time.

 I'll let the imges speak to the quality of their design. Check out their webpage and kickstarter.












Friday, October 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YL Acoustics Carib Loudspeker

One of my favorite speakers I've never heard. I've seen the drivers firsthand but not a complete system. Their build quality is top notch. I like that they put the biggest mid range horn they could cram in a box this size. I'd have to bypass the L-Pads though 8-).


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Give Your Pickup A Chance - Vintage DIY

 All we are saying is give your pickup a chance lol... Between that corny line and the Neil Diamond post this site is heading to oblivion. Actually other than the old horn articles the tonearm and pickup articles are really cool and helpful. Good stuff.





Saturday, October 14, 2017

WTF Neil Diamond - I AM THE LION 1970


This song was from a very experimental album Tap Root Manuscript by Neil Diamond in 1970 featuring African sounds  instruments. This predates Paul Simon's Graceland and Byrne and Eno's Bush Of Ghosts. The song I Am The Lion was presented to me as one of the worst songs ever. I laughed so hard I was crying but now I can't get this freaking song out of my head. IT IS STUCK. I don't have a verdict on this song except to say on a bad day this makes me smile. I wonder what the reaction to this album was as people were expecting more songs like Kentucky Women.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Announcing McIntosh 60

McIntosh introduces the 60.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PWK Concertone Reel To Reel Ad 1955

You don't see many PWK endorsements but here he is with his portable Concertone R2R. I've seen PWK's travel log and he was tearing up the sky with his portable rig visiting dealers across the US.


Monday, October 9, 2017

A Horn Type Transducer Of Minimum Dimensions

Ok by minimum dimensions they mean small.. This article is courtesy of Audio Research Labs from 1949. It looks like a reworked Lowther / Voigt horn.




Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Fisher SA-300

I've always like The Fisher gear. The SA-300 was a beastie of an EL34 amplifier with massive transformers and two gz34 tubes in the power supply.




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Electro-Voice Centurion IV

A cool ad announcing the Centurion IV. The last time I flew to Austin there was a pair of these in a shop for $200. It killed me to leave them there but I did send the message to my Austinite friends. 





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More

One of my favorites. This was written by Dave Stewart for Tom Petty. Dave plays the opium smoking caterpillar.

Monday, October 2, 2017

1957 - Multiple Speakers For Very Best In Hi-Fi

Woah! That is a classic cover that could only have come from the mid 1950's. That being said I hate the upgrade path but sometimes you gotta do what the wallet can do...



Friday, September 29, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

R.i.P. Arkansas Legendary Bluesman Cedell Davis

Rest In Peace and thank you for all the music. 
Getting to hear Chickenhawk live is one of my favorite live music memories. 



Mounting Boards Simplify Wiring

I wish I had seen this long ago. I finished a project last year that I look at now with severe disgust but it is such a cluster I don't wanna touch it since it is working. Ahh DIY live and learn and unlearn and relearn.

Monday, September 25, 2017

No Confusion Just Baffling!

A good early article on speaker enclosures some good info here. This article doesn't account for my open baffle rage. I don't know why they bug me so much but they do. Maybe its because its just a speaker on a board and takes no skill... Or just irrational speaker hatred.




Friday, September 22, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

How did she get those headphones hooked up to that turntable?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PIGANTICS - WTF

Ok so beyond the absurdity of what they are doing to these pigs what the hell is the driver in the picure. That driver is beyond massive next to his hand?