Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

RIP William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man

One of my favorite Nigerian musicians. 


I am so glad David Byrne reissued most of his catalogue because it is some of the most exciting music I have heard in a long time. David Byrne wrote a great piece on his blog at  http://davidbyrne.com/journal/rip-william-onyeabor.












1953 McIntosh Ad

I've never seen one of these early McIntosh amplifiers. I prefer the industrial look.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1952 Electro Voice Ad

A cool folded bass horn enclosure advert from EV.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Klipsch Forte III Heritage Rides Again

I grew up on high efficiency Klipsch speakers. The big Klipsch were always around and since then I've always gravitated to highly efficient low distortion speakers. No bigger bang for the buck than Klipsch heritage. It is so great to see Klipsch digging into the heritage history and bringing back a great speaker like the Forte. I am hoping the Chorus is next. These speakers are handmade in Hope, Ar. How many speaker companies can still say that? Bravo Klipsch.
 
Beautiful retro design. 
 

 Klipsch designer Roy Delgado took this tractrix mid horn design from the cinema line which is very successful. It is also where the big fun speakers are. 


Klipsch at CES

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Techno Mandalas Of Leonardo Ulian

There isn't enough techno art in the world. I love this piece but I'd love to plug it in and watch the fun.

More examples here http://www.leonardoulian.com/





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Amperite Advert

Love these delay relays.

Monday, January 9, 2017

1949 Why Must We Have Bad Audio - Western Electric 755a

A classic article from Radio And TV News. If you have bad sound they recommend a 755a in a good enclosure. Sound advice.





Saturday, January 7, 2017

Postmodern Jukebox

 I'm not sure these covers totally work but they are interesting. They have recorded lots of these so if you like this check out the Postmodern Jukebox.

Bizarre Love Triangle


Seven Nation Army

Hey Ya

Give It Away 

Heart Of Glass

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

1952 Jim Lansing

Jim Lansing Acoustical Lens.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Stephens OTL Amplifier

I've never been a huge OTL fan but this is interesting. A Stephens design 2a3 OTL.




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Vitalic

Techno with enthusiasm.
Happy New Year!



These are more fun than official video.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Black Betty Covers


Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977


Christopher Ameruoso


Tom Jones 



LeadBelly 1939




Pretty close to original Black Betty

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

1949 High Quality Amplifier Design

Here is a little 6L6 amplifier from 1949.




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Brociner 1952

I suppose after losing rights to build the Klipschorn they found another corner horn design. This one was based on a Lowther design.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Festivus

Perhaps this selection is due to the fact that I've had the f'ing plague for four days. 
MERRY FESTIVUS!

Christmas In Heaven - Monty Python 
 
 Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil


Weird Al Christmas At Ground Zero

Wesley Willis - Merry Christmas 
Sparks - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Tiny Tim - Santa Clause Has Got The Aids