Thursday, June 30, 2011

Renaldo And The Loaf - too much acid on a sunday morning


Renaldo And The Loaf = awesome. They are one of my favorite outsider bands and another gem from Ralph records. Not sure how to describe their sound but perhaps a mixture of devo residents negativland and too much acid on a sunday morning. If your into the different you must check out Renaldo And The Loaf.

Interview


One of my favorite songs by them called Critical Dance. There are at least four versions of this song. My favorite is of course on a very rare compilation record called Olleh Olleh Rotcod


Can't find my other faves so I'll add this track.


I usually only post stuff that is fairly accessible but what the hell.

BTW if you find this album don't play it just send it to me......




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The Hi-Fi Bandwagon 1950's article

I stumbled upon this article in my archives and couldn't believe I hadn't posted it yet. This is another great 1950's Hi-Fi article










Some HiFi highlights.

This guy is my hero. That is a huge horn taking up most of his garage. I think we lost a little something after the 50's when people just started buying boxed solutions.









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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

1937 Stentorian 12" Field Coil Driver

Nice early British hifi. I've never seen any of these in person. Quality seems very good though.







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Monday, June 27, 2011

Western Electric Old School Radio








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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tannoy Dual Concentric Speakers







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Friday, June 24, 2011

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Marilyn chilling to some tunes. Lucky couch.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Audax Tonearm

$24 $30 I wish. It is a looker.







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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One Of The First Klipschorn Reviews Oct 1948

I bought a bundle of Consumer Reports from 1946 - 1948 because I heard there was one of the first Klipschorn reviews included. This is so early the name Klipschorn isn't even used yet. This unit was not even made at Klipsch but is actually one that was licensed through Brociner in NYC. Now I didn't realize how short or basic these reviews would be so here is an early review for you. I will post a couple other reviews from this batch but they will be basic and without pictures LOL... No pictures : ( How are we supposed to have audio porn without pictures and no I do not read the articles. Bah.





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Monday, June 20, 2011

Leak 1951 Ad



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Friday, June 17, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Strange Happenings In Hope

One of the rarest item in the museum a WE16A. It looks cool from any angle.
The back.
Not sure what is going on here. I think it there is some horn perversion going on. You can get arrested for that in Hope.
What the hell?
What kind of mind would do such a thing?
Well that explains it. www.experiencemusic.com
Jeffery was certainly cracking me up. Too cool.
Jeffery and Hunter discussing the massive Bozak woofer from hell.
Hard to believe they let Jeffery and the rest of us run amuck in the Klipsch lab and chamber. Ahh good times.
We were lucky enough to see these factory Rosewood Klipschorns on the factory floor waiting to be crated.
Travis and Hunter gave us a glimpse into the Klipsch tape archives. A couple of the clips were spooky. I hope they continue to restore the PWK recordings.

Great weekend great times. Thanks everyone.



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Another Visit To The Klipsch Factory And Museum

These are new pics of some items that may have been posted here before but this stuff is so cool I don't mind ;) There was a Klipsch Pilgrimage this last weekend. This is a fan trip as Klipsch opens the doors to their museum and factory which I think is very generous.

This item is a pic of a pic. This was a custom made Khorn which was last seen in New Mexico and if I remember correctly the subject of post #1 for this site.

A 1939 Lowther. This is a massive beast.

Another massive Lowther but without the waterproof casing..

This one makes me drool every time I see it an early Leak amplifier.

A Newcomb 25 preamplifier. The settings are very interesting and obviously tweaked for lp playback.

An early example of cassette tape. I'm glad they got a little smaller.

A rare McIntosh SS amp the 100. A friend is running two of these currently.

One of my all time favorites a Voigt tractrix horn with Voigt cornerhorns in the background.

Another one of my favorites a very early non labeled or numbered RCA cornerhorn which has fieldcoils inside.

Jim Hunter the curator of the Klipsch museum opened up this short horn to show us how far these can be taken. Zowee.

Then things started to get strange around the museum........


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Two QRK turntables with ROK arms. Too cool.