Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Betty Davis FunkQueen


If you don't love Betty wtf is wrong with you... 




Friday, November 8, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Jazz Kissa

Jazz Kissa is my favorite Instagram. If there was a heaven for me this would be it. Here is some eye candy from the Jazz Kissa instagram account. A Jazz Kissa is a coffee shop / tea  / bar with a high end audio system for the enjoyment of music.












Wednesday, November 6, 2019

1952 1953 Sun Radio

A glimpse into the glory days of Hi-Fi. I can only imagine what their showroom must have been like. They are all here from Quad to Stephens. I could order from this catalog and be happy today. Now I need to find some pictures of their showroom... 






Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Audiotoon


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Update On EMIA - Jeffrey Jackson / Dave Slagle

I noticed the EMIA site was updated recently. EMIA is the collaboration of Experience Music and Intact Audio or Jeffrey Jackson and Dave Slagle. They are my favorite audio designers and just happen to be dam good people. If it wasn't for their encouragement I never would have gone down the path of DIY audio.. So I can at least blame them for that.... I've been lucky enough to hear their systems a few times and even though it has been a while those experiences have stuck with me. It isn't just the sound impression which is always hard for me to english but their deisgn asthetic is a perfect blend of high end modern craft with the old school audio masters casting an influence over everything.
 Check out the products offered by EMIA http://myemia.com/
  



Friday, November 1, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Genalex KT66 Ad


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Klipsch Console Prototype

Check outt this Klipsch Console prototype. This is a cool product that never reached market. There were only a handful made.
I'm convinced the Klipsch factory in Hope can do any finish. Check out this piano gloss. 








Friday, October 25, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Klipschorn Jubilee by Roy Delgado and PWK

 The weekend in Hope was a blast. PWK and Roy Delgado's Jubilee two way loudspeaker is truly state of the art. It is simply the best loudspeaker I have ever heard. Roy has it so dialed in it is just amazing. If you can make the pilgrimage in Hope next year please do.  That experience is so fresh in my mind I thought I'd do a Jubilee post.


Roy and PWK started this project in the 90's while PWK was in his 90's. Back then the Jubilee had a K403 which I happen to own as the HF horn. Sadly with Paul's passing the project did not move forward. 

 

Roy made a great move and had the Jubilee bass bin placed in the pro cinema line. This was a great move as it was in production in some form. Roy saw lot of rapid Klipsch fans on the forums(including me) wanting to know why it wasn't released. Roy Delgado hoping to deter fans pointed them at the cinema line thinking it was way too ugly to put in a home but in a surprising move many fans bought them and put thesed giant cinema speakers in their homes. It is like Henry Ford said you can have it in any color as long as it is black. Personally I love the Klipsch pro line and there are some real gems there. The pro horns and horn loaded subs are top notch.

  
 

The hardcore Klipsch fans with these cinema speakers worked very hard to make them fit into their homes. This reminds me of the Klipsch designer speakers where it was up to the decorator or owner to make them look nice. Here are the many early Jubilee's.. This is only available via cinema line so you need a cinema dealer to sell you the setup. 

Here are a few examples of what people of done with their Jubilee's. They start as just black and eventually Klipsch was nice enough to offer a veneered front. So some veneer is factory but most was done by the owner. Check it out.