Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thorens E53 And Fairchild Tonearm

This a great looking combination. I would be happy spinning this today. A Thorens E53 and Fairchild tonarm and cart. Just a beautiful design.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Horn Sacrilege

It just breaks the heart to see such things. 
They could have at least have planted some nice herbs.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rare 1960's Klipschorn Ad

Klipschorn Wide Stage Stereo

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tone Quality - General Amplifier Company - 1929

They do not get points for creative company names but I like the industrial look of their gear. They are building around the 250  and 245. I with they had a picture of the GA40 with four 250's and four 280's. Certainly overkill back in the day.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Willie Doing Island Music Mon

Fall is coming on pretty quick here in the south. It is getting cooler but I'm getting ready for on overdue trip to a small Island in the Bahamas. These tracks will definitely be on my vacation playlists.

Willie and Toots I'm A Worried Man

Jimmy Cliff's The Harder They Come by Willie

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

1930's Jensen Model Q Tweeter

Here is a very early field coil tweeter. It was used in the mid 30's. I've found references that this has been found with Western Electric Lansing and Jensen speakers of the time.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

1948 Ulra Loud Speaker Is Auto-Truck Size

I don't usually only past part of an article but I haven't been able to find the rest of this one. The mobile truck horn is really cool. If anyone has additional information or pics of this horn please let me know. Perfect size...

Thank you Chris Askew for finding the rest of the article for me.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Electrad Loftin White Direct Coupled Amplifiers Ad

A very cool Electrad Loftin White ad.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Designing And Constructing Direct-Coupled A.F. Amplifiers Part 2 - 1933

Here is part two of a 1933 article from Radio Craft on designing Direct Coupled amps.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Designing And Constructing Direct-Coupled A.F. Amplifiers Part 1 - 1933

Here is part one of a 1933 article from Radio Craft on designing Direct Coupled amps.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Here is some mad flavor for your ears. 
OOIOO was founded by the Boredoms drummer. I like this band better than the Boredoms
From the Byron Dept Of Internet Research

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pierre Clément Turntable

Check out these beautiful pics of French turntables by P.Clement. I had not seen this one until recently. I do not tire of staring at these....

I hope the guys at don't mind but that is where most of the pics came from. Thanks guys.....

Monday, September 15, 2014

50's Stephens TruSonic DIY Cabinets

I helped my friend Tube Hoarder get some excellent early vintage DIY Stephens TruSonic cabinets moved in. The first cabinet was a Klipschorn style using the 103 in the bass bin. Klipsch used this same driver in the early days. The multicells were so cool we left the tops off.
Stephens early gear was extremely high quality. Check out these pics of the cells drivers and crossovers.

The attenuators will be removed.

These crossover modules are just beautiful. 
Crossover points 600 and 5000.

It was a real treat to get to listen to these 50's time capsules. We didn't change anything just hooked them up and listened to them. They didn't disappoint. If you are lucky enough to have these early Stephens drivers in working condition I am jealous... 
Beautiful sound. 
Beautiful design.

Here is the other cabinet with my friend Tim for size reference. It has the same drivers and horns but different crossovers. The logos are different and the bass bin crosses at 800 and 5000. We are assuming that one was put together and then stereo hit and he built another. This cabinet is beautiful!
Here you can see the loaded the tweeter under the mid range driver.
The crossovers have different logos than the others. If anyone knows which was used first I'd love to know the time frame on these.

I will be posting more on these multicells and drivers later.