Friday, May 22, 2015

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

A bonus this week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Racon Electric Cellular Grand

Check out the Cellular Grand by Racon Electric. This is really cool and dates to the late 40's. I've never seen any Racon gear in person. The horn is interesting it reminds me a little of an Emilar horn.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

General Electric VT4C or 211 Tubes

Well this looks like trouble. 
What could one do with six 211 tubes?
 Date codes say 1942.
If this was in a Godzilla film it would be MonstroTriode or TriodeZilla.
  
 Very rugged and amazing construction.

 To be honest I'm not exactly sure what we will do with these but they are from my friends Chris's collection. He has had an idea in his head for these for many years. Going to be an interesting and fun adventure. I'm definitely over my head here so it is a good thing I'll have professional help.

Monday, May 18, 2015

B B King



Great footage of BB King where he also talks about Sonny Boy Williamson.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Terminal Radio Corp - Early 1950's

I dig the all mono console build suggestion by Terminal Radio. If you need stereo later it wouldn't have taken too much to upgrade it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Brook Electronics - Triode Superiority

Brook Electronics Ad
Output 30 Watts
Automatic Bias
Gain 55 to 120 DB

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1938 RCA Transmitting Tubes Technical Manual

Here is some tube porn for the evening. My friend Chris dropped this 1938 RCA manual by today. It is amazing and the tube diagrams are beautiful. It is a little fragile so I didn't flatten the pages to get the images.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gray Model 33-H and 212 SP

The Gray Model 33-H and 212-SP tone arm with a 33-C base or plinth. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

866A's And Associated Heavies

A little toxic waste is good for the soul.
Hytronic 866 Datasheets.



Some heavies. On the left we have the Kenyon that can do 1480 or 1180. On the right the Thoradson whis is 1300 at 350ma. The choke up front is a 10hy and the heavy in the back is a dual 5hy. Almost enough here for a power supply for something....
 I love the looks of the old Kenyon transformers.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Braun - Less, But Better - PS-600 Turntable

Dieter Rams designed this turntable. If you don't know Dieter Rams just give him a goog. He heavily inspired Steve Jobs and the Apple design teams. Dieter Rams mantra is Less, But Better.
Hey check that out.... An idler wheel 8-)

The table suspension is interesting. I has a hydraulic pods it sits on. They are oil filled with rubber boots on top. Very interesting.
It is strange using an automatic turntable after so many years with the 301.
Simple nice design.
 I didn't show the plinth because it is just wood. I'm going to refinish it in flat black and it will look much better.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Everyday Is Record Store Day

Pick up some vinyl around the corner from my house today. 
Well Stacey bought them for me 8-)
I've wanted this Congo Man record by Sparrow ever since Byron played it for me. Brilliant Calypso. 
 I've never purchased a bad Hugh Masekela record and couldn't resist an album called Techno Bush.
Also picked up a couple Moog records. These are classics.


 Picked this one up for the cover. Hope it doesn't suck.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mickey Hart - Global Drum Project

I'm not a Greatful Dead fan. Just never got it although I did like the atmosphere. Now I am a huge Mickey Hart fan. When he records an album the percussion is perfectly recorded. If his name is first on an album just buy it!
I ran across this Global Drum Project on the youtube and it looks and sounds great. 


Friday, April 24, 2015

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

That is a good Cugat record. I have that one. 



Thursday, April 23, 2015

STAAR GALAXY Turntable

The STAAR Galaxy record changer is perfect atomic styling. These are very rare.