Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vitavox Klipschorn Letter 1949

Vitavox response to being called "inherently dishonest". This bit of audio history is very interesting to me as the manufacturer of the Klipschorn in the UK let the audio reviewer have it with both barrels. The Radiolympia sounds like a fun event.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DR-12 Outside Rim Idler Drive Turntable

 D&R Limited is touting outside rim idler drive turntables. This is very interesting. I've never seen one of these.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fairchild 440 Turntable

 The Fairchild 440 is one of my favorites visually. I would love to see a 440 sitting in an ebony plinth with an Ikeda 470 tonearm sporting an Ikeda 9 Supremo headshell. Drooool. That may be my second system turntable when I get the attic opened up : )

Sunday, March 24, 2013

45 RPM

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Toots And Willie

I wonder what Toots and Willie could have in common? Like to be on the bus that day.

I'm a worried man featuring Toots.
Still Is Still Moving To Me is my favorite Willie song. They recorded this for Toots all star album True Love which is superbly recorded and features fellow musicians and fans. Toots chose to do one of Willie's songs instead of one of his own. It was a superb choice. The album version is really great but this live clip is cool just to see them on stage together.

True Love studio version.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Way Back Machine To New York Noise 1999 - 2002

I read about New York Noise many years ago at Enjoy The Music. It influenced my audio research greatly that these insane DIY guys were building and doing audio that broke the mold of the stuffy audiophile. These DIY audio events took place from 1999 to 2002. New York Noise is history now but most of these guys are still doing crazy DIY audio and some even professionally.
Sean Sakamoto uploaded the only video footage I could find of a New York Noise event. This also includes some time with JC Morrison aka The Sound Hacker who hosted the event. This video deserves more views than it currently has so if you haven't seen it check it out.

Many names I've been reading articles or posts by over the years attended New York Noise. I met Dave Slagle at last years LSAF. The funny thing is I didn't realize until recently that he was the crazy guy that I had seen on Adnan Arduman's website. This image stuck in my head for a long time. I didn't have a frame of reference for what was going on here and at the time I thought what the hell is going on here.

Bob Danielak's driftwood amp... Yup driftwood.  That cracks me up.
Check out what this DIY community was up to back then... 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

1958 Bozak

 I really dig the late 50's audio propaganda. This one from Bozak is superb.  I ran across a large pair of Bozaks a few years ago but when I went back for them they were gone. The time to buy something is the first time you see it... Don't wait.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1950's HiFi Shop

I can make out some Quad and Leak gear so this may be a UK HiFi shop. Wish there were still HiFi shops like this one.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Acrosound Presents The Perfect Stero Combination

The Perfect Stero Combination? Hmm wonder what a stero combination is and why I don't have one. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Grebe Radio 1925 - Vintage Steampunk

If there was an award for vintage Steampunk design I'd have to pick the Grebe radio. The controls on this radio are my favorite of any piece of audio equipment. They look hot from any angle. If you can find them with an aged patina they look even better. In these pics they have been bling'd.
If I could find a way to get these to control a Slagle 28 step autoformer volume control that would be too cool. I would have to find a roached Grebe CR-18(not pictured) to fashion the most Steampunk Slagle AVC ever made. I've been looking for a good design to put Slagle's 28 step AVC into but doubt it will turn out this cool.
Hard to believe this design is from the past instead of the future. Superb.
Here are some pics of the CR-18 with nice patina.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bozak for the discriminating 1970's

These speakers need to be placed on some fly shag carpeting. I'm thinking orange or black. Definitely need some quality tunes for a swingers pad. I wasn't aware Bozak was still going into the 70's but these look true to their history. 
The concert grand is a nice sized speaker almost fridge sized.