Saturday, December 31, 2016

Black Betty Covers

Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977

Christopher Ameruoso

Tom Jones 

LeadBelly 1939

Pretty close to original Black Betty

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

1949 High Quality Amplifier Design

Here is a little 6L6 amplifier from 1949.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Brociner 1952

I suppose after losing rights to build the Klipschorn they found another corner horn design. This one was based on a Lowther design.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Festivus

Perhaps this selection is due to the fact that I've had the f'ing plague for four days. 

Christmas In Heaven - Monty Python 
 Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil

Weird Al Christmas At Ground Zero

Wesley Willis - Merry Christmas 
Sparks - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Tiny Tim - Santa Clause Has Got The Aids

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sit It Up

Sometimes you just gotta chill on some Marley.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Flying Electric

Interesting rig for flying some Western Electric. The multicells are amazing.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fansteel ad Featuring Eimac 100T

Here is a vintage Fansteel ad from 1937.
To quote a friend, "TANTALUM BABY!"

Monday, December 19, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wheel Fi

The artisans at Wheel Fi have been slowly and carefully building up their product line. They have added a small speaker and a console. I like the fact that they sell complete systems amplifiers built to perfectly match their horn systems. This is a brilliant move. I also appreciate their sense of scale for instance this is considered their small system.  

 This is considered their large system and the first complete system they released. 
This horn is a place holder on the Wheel Fi site for their large system. I can not wait to see their reference for large and the amplifier built for it.

This is the walnut console.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Late 1920's Push Pull Sparton 250 Amplifiers

This pair of early Sparton Push Pull 250 amplifiers recently sold on ebay. Some people think the Marantz 7 is the ideal beauty but to me these early pro amplifiers are stunners.

 Sparton or Autorad Electric Corporation

 I might have to replicate this look.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Booker White - Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

Got the Sunday Blues

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

RCA Nerve Center Of Victory

WWII era RCA advert. Triodes embedded in humans.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Klipsch Rebel

This is my favorite Klipsch Rebel Ad. 

Monday, December 5, 2016


Retro guidance to rid yourself of the dreaded HUM.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RCA 816 Mercury Vapor Rectifier Advert

The 816 is the Junior of the 866/866A.
Might need to procure a few of these as well. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

David Byrne And Brookly Music Factory

I'll always be a David Byrne fan. He is out there having a blast and continuing to make great music. His label Luka Bop has released some of the hottest tracks I've heard. This clip is of David Byrne collaborating with a band of mostly kids from the Brooklyn Music Factory and Doug Hream Blunt.

The amazing evolution of Doug Hream Blunt continues! From never performing live in his entire life… we have just finished three shows here in New York, where he performed with a terrific band of 13-14 year old girls and boys (thank you Brooklyn Music Factory and Clover & The Clockworks!), various professional musicians from around the city… and David Byrne! Here is a video from the last show we did at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, which was made by Doug’s percussionist Geoffrey Hug and his crew.
We would like to send special thanks to Ace hotel and Martin Guitar for believing in Doug to begin with – and who’s String Theory project is bringing him around the world! Also, warm thanks  Amanda Khiri, Dave Levy, Joakim and Luke Jenner for playing with Doug in New York, and to everyone that attended his shows.

Here is more about Doug Hream Blunt. It turns out he has roots in Arkansas as well. Here is a small clip about Doug. Very cool.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Such a classic watch the entire episode or at least from 15:00. I posted this before but this really cracks me up so here it is again.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Bass Ultraflex Enclosure - Jensen

Here is another great early enclosure article. I've always wanted to hear an ultraflex.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Eimac Tubes

I cleaned up these Eimac tubes a 100TH, two 35T and two 3C24. They cleaned up really well.
Flash and no flash.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

JWC DIY Mini Punch Kit Dual 12 inch woofer Tractrix From FastlaneAudio Part 2

 So this is building the outer cabinet around Fastlane's Minipunch horn which is not part of the ordered kit. This video is shorter than the first and more basic. There is no testing or "finishing" of the cabinet but rather to show the simple steps to complete the woodworking part of the build. Go to for more info and pictures.

Here is a link to part 1

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Eimac For Home Decor

I must admit I would do this differently but it is cool.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Loudspeaker Enclosures 1949

I can't get enough of these early loudspeaker design articles. Here is a gem from 1949.