Saturday, July 4, 2015

Senor Coconut -Da DaDa

Leave it to Senor Coconut to fix a song that drives me crazy. It starting to get hot here in the south perhaps my brain is cooking. I think this video is fun.. There are tiki drinks, perez prado samples and even devil girls.. Would have been a nice touch to have more dancing monkeys.

If you like this you must find his Kraftwerk album...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Horn For 78RPM

This is extreme dedication to the 78.
78 RPM Transcription System Unlike other companies who tend to use modern electric pick ups to transfer their records we prefer to play our 78s using an acoustic horn gramophone.  In doing this we produce a warm, vibrant and extremely lifelike sound which requires very little processing (only the worst clicks are removed) before issue.  In fact the only 'electric' part of the whole playback process is the Technics SL-15 turntable which is used to ensure that the record is running at the correct speed.

If anyone has additional information please let me know. 



 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brook Electroncis Ad - Stage A Music Festival

Another early Brook Electronics advert. I'd much rather listen to a Brook in my home with AC than brave a music festival in the summer...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Makeba 1967 Pata, Pata

Incredible music from 1967 featuring Miriam Makeba


Friday, June 26, 2015

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Of course its Hi-Fi I don't know what your talking about.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Vitavox Klipschorn

This is a rare ad from Vitavox from the mid 60's. Their take on the Klipschorn is one of the best ever done. Unlike competitors they actually paid licensing fees to Klipsch.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stereo Lays An Egg

Not the best slogan for an ad but hey it is a stereo egg chair. I had the opportunity to buy one of these a few years ago. If the fiberglass hadn't had a little damage I would have had to explain bringing home an egg chair..

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up 1977

This is pretty high on the list of party tracks.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Western Electric - Quality Counts

A Graybar Western Electric advert.
To deliver WIRED MUSIC at its finest...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Technics SL-P1200 Broadcast CDP Has Landed

This week a friend offered to buy some electronics from me but I suggested we trade. I knew he had an old top loading cd player but I didn't realize it was one I've been wanting until it landed. It was an irrational want I've been wanting a big broadcast quality CD player. This one comes in at 32lbs.
My friend has the missing buttons which is good. The glue on these buttons only last twenty years. A quick google image search shows many with buttons missing.
That is some retro display action going on here. 
Here are some digital hieroglyphics of the modern age.
Top loading...
Digital gore.
It did have a few issues. There was hum. Then The rca input jack broke and of course it was attached to a little circuit board. It took some rigging but I got new rca jacks to fit. The hum disappeared after the new jacks were installed.
How does it sound.... I don't know but I had fun spinning They Might Be Giants and Marley. Did I mess with the digital slip cueing and pitch control? YEAH.... I'm a dork it was fun.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Retro Shooby

Shooby'n their arse off.
From the Byron Dept Of Internet Research

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

General Electric High Fidelity

 GE Hi-FI  brochure from the 50's.




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Arash's Asahita Speaker Project

This is a really cool speaker project which has relation of course to the Klipsch Belle or La Scala. The craftsmanship and build technique is top notch. .
 Amazing what a good cad program and a cnc can do... Well and having someone who can program it.


 The bass bin comes together.
 No off the shelf mid horn this is an Edgar style tractrix horn.


 The veneer is really wild.
 Great paint booth.

 Drooool!!!!!!
 Dammmmm!!!




Beautiful work Arash!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Western Electric Theater Turntable

I'd like to think my 301 turntable motor was robust but this makes it look tiny.
 
Probably playing Mae West newest release. 
That is a hell of a thing....

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

RCA Sound Translation....... next to perfect!

The LC-1A is on the list of "full range" speakers I'd like to owen. Their price keeps going up and I've missed local bargains twice now.... Sigh.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Brociner Coner Speaker

Licensed of course from Klipsch but here is an early Brociner advert. It features the K5 with trusonic hf driver and 500hz network. The ad says Pisa but every example I have seen had a Trusonic.