Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015


A respectable little mono system from INTERELECTRONICS. 
Love the generic 50's company names.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

1907 Metal Petal Horns

I've seen a lot of the metal petal horns but have not come across one of the folding portable petal horns.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sound Practices - The Search For Audio Tranquility by Herb Reichert

This is one of my favorite articles in Sound Practices magazine. It speaks to me as I have one completed horn system and two four way horn systems in the works. If you have tried building your own system and haven't felt like a complete inept wanker you are either a badass horn guru or fooling and deluding yourself. I find the honesty in this article very refreshing.

Reproduced here courtesy of Joe Roberts. 
To purchase a CD archive of all 16 issues of Sound Practices on eBay click here.
Thank you Joe and Herb.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1975 Rosita Stereo Commander Luxus N2506

This is an interesting piece of German audio equipment from 1975. All in one Stereo Commander Luxus.  

Monday, October 19, 2015

McIntosh 60 And C8 Ad

Early McIntosh Ad featuring the MC60 and C8. The C8 is one of the earlier mono McIntosh preamps or compensator. It works well if you have an old stack of 78's
Unit shown is C8S.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Heaven And Hell or Dali And Disney

 A very non audio post. 

Had a very short trip to Florida this weekend. Stacey had a business trip that I tagged along on. Someone had to protect her.

Visiting the Salvador Dali Museum in St.petersburg Florida. I have been a fan of surrealist since I was 12. 
I don't do selfies but when I do they are with one of the greatest works of art ever painted... IMO.
Visiting the museum was as close to a religious experience as I get. Listening to the WE16a for the first time was pretty close but this was on another level. To top off the experience there was an MC Escher exhibit with at least 100 original pieces. Just stunning.

To come down from this experience we found Maximo's seafood shack for drinks and incredible seafood.

Colossal Stone Crab!!!!!
That was heaven.

For those that know me They know I don't like crowds, resorts, chain restaurants or mass produced products. Stacey's conference is located in Disney World at Epcot. 
I have been out of my element all day. This is totally foreign and scary to me. Perhaps as scary as CES would be.

That is right about where I had a melt down. Fortunately I found a Yuengling and ran for the room. Nothing adult opens until 5pm. Help!

Interesting weekend heaven and hell with Dali and Disney.

If the format is gnarly this was posted from the blogger phone app and I'll fix it later.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

FRAZIER Californian

This speaker may top my list of dream vintage speaker. I've never seen one in the wild. Hey Frazier fans have you seen one of these? Have any pics?
266LBS Of Unobtanium!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Custom Controls For Stereo Flexibility 1959

Here is an Audiocraft article from J Gordon Holt from 1959 on some crazy controls for going stereo... Crazy man crazy...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pioneer Exclusive CS-H9 1977

I find it interesting the products released labeled Pioneer Exclusive in Japan. The Pioneer CS-H9 is an interesting two way 40hz to 18khz 100db 1w1m. Very well made with thick cabinets.