I'm not sure what the deal was with vintage audio companies but they had the most boring names. National Company apparently licensed products from other companies like Catenoid and sold them under their boring name.
Not Hi-Fi exactly but I enjoy the DIY aspect that was such a large part of the HAM community. There is a a little crossover. Many of the techs I know where also HAM guys. I really like the industrial look of the HAM gear. I have a very large very heavy BUD National chassis that I am going to do something with once I am past a few builds.
I will be posting a few more of these in the coming months.
An early article about the 250 from the Westinghouse Lamp Company. I wonder if Tesla was still working for Westinghouse in 1929?
Here are a couple examples of the mighty 50. The first is my fave as the construction is over the top compared to the others which I am sure are great tubes. But you have to admit they look sad by comparison.
Stephie Bench is a name I have heard numerous times from Jeffery and Dave. When I saw a link to Stephie's archive I jumped at it. I've only just started down the DIY road so I'm reading all I can. There are many things on Stephie's site I'm interested in. I'd lie if I said understood it all but I am catching on albeit slowly. Stephie's archive was saved by the good people at JacMusic http://www.jacmusic.com. There is so much cool stuff here to check out.
Right off the bat I'm most interested in the 2 way active crossover. I've been wanting to use something like this with my jubilees. I like the idea of only having what I need in the crossover without all the extra processing in the off the shelf active crossovers.
Another thing that caught my eye was Stephie's 845 No R No C amp. If you dig in there is tons of information and several No R No C designs. I'd like to work my way up to this amp. It may take a while though. Hell it could take me a while to hoard this much iron..... It would be more realistic for me to do one of Stephie's battery powered amps.
I would be curious what Stephie believes is the best amp she has ever designed.
Those Danes are at it again with their large horns. These massive horn sculptures would generate sound and energy from wind.
Art, music and energy generation may seem like unrelated
entities. After all, no one imagines a power plant to be pretty, but
that's exactly what the Land Art Generator Initiative has been
spearheading in the past years with its portfolio of public art
installations that also produce clean energy.
Saw the NMA last night at a small club in Little Rock. It was much better than I expected. I'd seen them many year ago but they were much improved this time. If they come to your town drop what your doing and just go.
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK