Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ali Farka Touré

Part of today's playlist while I finish some projects.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016


I watch many DIY electronics videos on youtube to pick up tips and tricks and just learning how to work with old electronics. There are a couple of posters I watch regularly. I just stumbled upon Glasslinger who makes small triode tubes, Nixie tubes, and repairs various early electronics. Glasslinger is crazy brilliant and entertaining.

Making a Mercury Arc Rectifier

Flashing The Getter

Nixie Pet

Restoring A 1949 TV

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

1961 Laboratory Report On Integrated Stereo Amplifiers Part 2

 Here is Part 2  of the laboratory report on integrateds of 1961 be sure you check last weeks post for Part 1

Sunday, January 24, 2016

RCA Living Stereo 1958

Brilliant video and edusales piece. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

1961 Laboratory Report On Integrated Stereo Amplifiers Part 1

Here is a very cool Hi-Fi Stereo lab report on integrateds available in 1961.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gray AM 50 Power Amplifier

Gray mostly known for Broadcast equipment produced this EL34 based amplifier.
 The ad doesn't do them justice.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

3,000,000 Hits

Ok it took a long time to get the 3 million pageviews but hey I got em.
Thanks everyone!

Not sure what is going to happen to this site. I may discontinue, change direction, redesign, or migrate from blog to full site. It seems long in the tooth to me but maybe it is because I'm doing it... 
Who knows? I'll give it a think..

Here are some great performances by Mulatu Astatke.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Klipsch Model H

Before the Klipsch Heresy was named it was simply the Model H.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Neumann AM-131

Check out this beautiful lathe.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday #2

Apparently today's Hi-Fi girls was more video girl so here is another one to make up for it.
Mansfield and Collins.

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Crest Records Mobile Studio 1950's VW

This is exceptional. Forget Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab how about VW Sound Lab. 
I bet all this gear weighed a ton...

Monday, January 4, 2016

Electro-Voice Engineer's Masterpiece 1961

The Patrician 700!
These are incredible looking speakers and I bet they sound amazing.

 30 Inch!!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Happy New Year Friends!!