Friday, May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Brook High Quality Audio Amplifier Ad

I think Brook Electronics execs were kings of the small adverts. I keep finding different ones. This one features the Model 10C.
If anyone has the FREE technical Bulletins I would love to see them.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

RCA 866A Ad 1956

20,500 hours is only 2.3 years 8-)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

A bonus this week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Racon Electric Cellular Grand

Check out the Cellular Grand by Racon Electric. This is really cool and dates to the late 40's. I've never seen any Racon gear in person. The horn is interesting it reminds me a little of an Emilar horn.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

General Electric VT4C or 211 Tubes

Well this looks like trouble. 
What could one do with six 211 tubes?
 Date codes say 1942.
If this was in a Godzilla film it would be MonstroTriode or TriodeZilla.
 Very rugged and amazing construction.

 To be honest I'm not exactly sure what we will do with these but they are from my friends Chris's collection. He has had an idea in his head for these for many years. Going to be an interesting and fun adventure. I'm definitely over my head here so it is a good thing I'll have professional help.

Monday, May 18, 2015

B B King

Great footage of BB King where he also talks about Sonny Boy Williamson.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Terminal Radio Corp - Early 1950's

I dig the all mono console build suggestion by Terminal Radio. If you need stereo later it wouldn't have taken too much to upgrade it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Brook Electronics - Triode Superiority

Brook Electronics Ad
Output 30 Watts
Automatic Bias
Gain 55 to 120 DB

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1938 RCA Transmitting Tubes Technical Manual

Here is some tube porn for the evening. My friend Chris dropped this 1938 RCA manual by today. It is amazing and the tube diagrams are beautiful. It is a little fragile so I didn't flatten the pages to get the images.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gray Model 33-H and 212 SP

The Gray Model 33-H and 212-SP tone arm with a 33-C base or plinth. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

866A's And Associated Heavies

A little toxic waste is good for the soul.
Hytronic 866 Datasheets.

Some heavies. On the left we have the Kenyon that can do 1480 or 1180. On the right the Thoradson whis is 1300 at 350ma. The choke up front is a 10hy and the heavy in the back is a dual 5hy. Almost enough here for a power supply for something....
 I love the looks of the old Kenyon transformers.

Friday, May 1, 2015