Thursday, July 31, 2014

ID These JBL Cornerhorns ?

I was emailed these pics by Johm who just purchased them and wants to know exactly what they are..

Here is the email I received..

I just bought these and have no idea what they truly are. I know of 1 other pair that surfaced on the web in 2009. There is a rumor that they were made by Bill Hartsfield as a bet between him and William Thomas of jbl. He  said he could build a speaker that uses a 8" driver that would rival the Hartsfield. Only 12 was made according to the rumor. The drivers are d216,075 and N2400. They both have JBL registry cards with consecutive serial numbers for the drivers. The inside horn path looks just like the hartsfield patent drawing. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Ok JBL experts what exactly does John have here??

Measurements are 32"h x 19" x 19"

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Records Being Made In England 1960's

 5 minute video on the art of LP production in England.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gray 108-B Tonearm

 The Gray is a very nice tonearm with great build quality. I've used on a vintage Reko Cut table. I'd like to have one of these vintage heavies.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Arkansas Traffic Jams

Bluegrass band Foley's Van was cruising through Arkansas when they got delayed by a major accident. Instead of just waiting for the roads to clear. They got out their gear and put on a freeway side show. Top notch.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stan White - Through The Miracle Of Multi-Flare

This is a very rare piece of audio history. Stan White made some interesting speakers. Some of his claims were over the top but so was his 4D Millennium speakers.

Horns, horns, and more horns.... 
6 way system. 
I need to find a pair of these in good condition to hear...
 Did you read that.... 700lbs! 

Thank you Jon for sending me the link to this one.

Monday, July 21, 2014

RCA Twin Power

More RCA Twin Power Documentation.

Does anyone know during what years these were produced?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Satchmo Preaches

From the church of Jazz. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014


 RCA Twin Power or the 3ft cube. I love big speakers but I still have to wonder why they designed and built a 3ft cube speaker. Love to hear this one.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Millenium 1200 Turntable

I just know Star Wars collectible fans are gasping at the horror but at least it wasn't new in the box. Chill out though because this is actually pretty cool. They get points for creative Technics 1200 modifications and also geek points for building onto a Millenium Falcon.

Monday, July 14, 2014

High Fidelity - Electro-Voice 12TRXB

I have one of these that I use for testing amps etc instead of blowing my good stuff. I dig the ad.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quad Iconic Ad Image In Color

This iconic Quad advertising image was used in many ways black and white as well as several versions of stylized garphics. I hadn't seen it in color before. I dig the MCM pad. They were not afraid to mix patterns.  That room makes my ears hurt.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BBC 301

The BBC heavily modified Garrard 301 decks. They took a beautiful simplistic turntable and do this to it....

More about them here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Horn Enclosure for Custom Installations - Audio 1953

 This would be a fun horn project. Audio magazine has several large built in horn projects and this is one of them from 1953.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Racon Dynamic Units For Volume and Depth

Very cool Racon advert. I must admit that I do not know this horn. Would love to see it from another angle.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Be Careful Out There

Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba

Rural War Room - Lobster Brains

Devo - Are You Experienced

Worlds End Girlfirend - Eager Bereaver

Parliament Funkadelic - Mothership Connection 1976
45:42 oh yeah that is how you do it....

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday