Sunday, February 28, 2016

Badfinger Train Scene In The Magic Christian

Why doesn't this ever happen to me when I am on a train?
If you haven't scene the Magic Christian just start the youtube clip from the beginning. I started at one of my favorite scenes with music by Badfinger.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

 Couldn't break up the set.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Audio Cartoon

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Brociner DUAL HORN CORNER Reproducer

1949 Brociner ad for their version of the Klipschorn of which it makes no mention.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mike Dillon Band

Got to see Mike Dillon Band again but it is always a treat because you never know who will be in the band. I did greatly miss Carly on trombone but this version of the band was rock'n.
I believe this pick was taken during the Billygoat classc Old School or it could have been the Dead Kennedy's cover Kill The Poor. 

New Orleans Live 

They are going off tour until JazzFest but if you ever see them on the bill go check em out. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Industrial La Scala 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Weaponized Horns

Nice wheels for horns.
Any guesses on the horn profile?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

BASIC Hi-Fi Troubleshooting

Sound system troubleshooting hasn't changed much since the 60's.
Here is a fine example of 60's DIY troubleshooitng

 Since this is a trouble shooting article I'll include Sound and the Query section by Holt.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Couldn't break up the set.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Classic Sansui Advert.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Audio History Museum - Hope Arkansas - PWK Protoype

Chris Hornbeck and I were in Hope, Ar on Friday to see if there was anything new in the Klipsch Audio History Museum. The new item did not disappoint. It is a prototype of the shorthorn era. A mini Khorn? Not sure. There aren't too many prototypes I am aware of so this is an extremely rare item. It is loaded with four ten inch drivers and is a split cabinet. I can tell the era because it was made of 1/4" plywood like the rebel was made.
Here is Jim pointing out the placement of the drivers.

A look inside.

 Here you can see the sound path.

Jim Hinter has posted many priceless stories on the Klipsch website. 
Scroll down to More about Paul Wilbur Klipsch to read some of these stories and bits of history.

Jim Hunter's work on the archive is of the utmost importance for those interested in audio history.  There are letters to and from all the greats from the heady days of HiFi.  PWK may have been one of the most networked men in the industry. He kept every letter. Not sure PWK had a trash can lol...

I can't  visit Hope, Ar without fondling my favorite speaker. Now since I have heard one in upstate New York I like the 16a even more. Thanks for the pic Chris.  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kali Mutsa

Seems a little Nina Hagen, Yma Sumac, M.I.A, Bollywood, Gypsy caravan with some electro tossed in for good measure. Very interesting. 

From the Byron Dept Of Internet Research

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PWK 3 X 5 MultiCell Horn 1944

I really like multicells especially the big ones. This one was designed while PWK was looking for a solution for his HF. This horn did not make it to production. 
I was recently at a friends listening to some large 10 cell Vitavox multicell horns that literally reached from corner to corner on top of a pair of khorns. The coverage was superb. I can't wait to hear this combo again. Don't discount the multicells horns to fast because they are old technology give them a chance.
Jim Hunter Klipsch engineer and historian posted this document in his post about the first 12 Klipschorns.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Genrad V-5 Series Variac

 Just brought this heavy piece of equipment home today. I dig the vintage industrial look and feel.

Might as well point at the wood floors I just refinished 8-)

The cage is super cool.....

Here is the manual if anyone is looking for it. Would be difficult to hook up without....