Friday, September 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Klipsch Heritage Museum Association Last Weekend

Last weekend I had the pleasure of working with several of the other trustees of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association. There was much work to do to get the sale items ready for ebay. Several items in the museum that are being sold to make room for the PWK library and archives but some of these large historical items were very heavy. The move of these items was headed by Jim Hunter. I must say I was holding my breath while flying the 16A, 450lb 27" Cinaudagraph woofer, and extremely heavy K400 horn mold.


Monday, September 26, 2016


Music needles.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Slim Gailard

These songs are brilliant. Thank you John from Joeslist for posting this artist I had forgotten about. Brilliant. I remember him from the movie Hellzapoppin. It is a must see.

Atomic Cocktail

Dunkin Bagels


Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lowther Voigt Sound

The Lowther Voigt sound.. I would love to have the technical brochure but until I get a time machine...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gray Research Tonearm and 601 EQ

Gray Research ad featuring transcription arm and 601 EQ. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Calling All Skunks - PWK

The Bulshit button wasn't the only method PWK used to call out publications on Bullshit.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gray Research Tonearm Kit

I need one of these for a 78 cart. Interesting kit not much to put together.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Brook 12A Imposter

Brook 12A clone or imposter or nisemono. Just received the iron from the good people at Heyboer. The Brook wasn't built with fancy parts yet still had a great reputation. This is most of the parts for the Brook imposter except for chassis, tube sockets, and meters.
I had some of the parts, some were given and some were found on the ebay. I've been looking forward to this project for a long time. It will give me something to do while Chris and I work on the..... whatever the hell we decide to call the massive amp. 


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Klipsch Museum Of Audio History Once In A Lifetime Sale

As the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History transitions to a non profit entity they are selling some items to make room and to raise funds to put the organization on sound footing. This means that this year you will be able to bid on items from the collection of PWK and some owned and tested by PWK. There are items in this collection up for sale that have never seen eBay and some seen once every few years. I will post here as the items come up for sale on eBay.

Here are a few samples of what will be available.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Prince Buster So Long And Thanks For All The SKA SKA SKA

Rest in piece Prince Buster your music made this planet a better place.
One of the most fantastic outbursts to be captured on vinyl.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Formerly A Knight KB83

I bought this Knight stereo amp years ago at an auction. I tried to rebuild it to its original state but the voltage was soaring and the circuit boards were a brittle nightmare. They were not taking to the constant work. I called it quits. My good friend Chris Hornbeck was kind enough to draw up a fresh more modern schematic. The chassis tubes and transformers were great so that is all we kept.
Forget what I said fortunately Chris chimed in with a comment:
Chris Hornbeck
Signal path is all push-pull, differential input with CCS, cathode follower drivers, plate and cathode loaded triode connected outputs, separate cathode resistors with 1000uF bypasses to 0 and 32 Ohm taps, 8 Ohm tap to signal ground. No long-loop feedback, extensive decoupling to input stages.

Power supply is dual GZ34's to 10uF Solen/ factory choke/ 4x100uF to outputs, then 20Hy/C/R/C to inputs. Bottom of supply lifted by 5V for CCS supply.
 This amp was a kit and has never worked properly until now. The orginal builder just never got it to work so I got all nos tubes with it. That is four EL37 and two GZ34 rectifiers. All mullards  except the 12AX7 amperex and 12AU7 also mullard are just from my stash.
 If I ever get the schematic corrected I'll post but it was very challenging getting everything to fit in the snug chassis. I'll always afford myself more room than this... I don't like rebuilds but prefer scratch... 

Anyway it is quiet on my 107db1w1m Klipsch Jubilees so what else could one ask for but just a few easy mods and it be done lol....

Monday, September 5, 2016

Saga Of A Folksong Hunter - Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax scouring the world for music was one of the most important projects of the modern recorder. He inspired many others to get out there to appreciate and record.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Banana Brain Die Antwoord

Wonder what its like to do acid with Die Antwoord? 
Well this video gives you a pretty good idea and about what I'd expect. Die Antwoord is still one of the most interesting bands out there.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Last week was so popular here is a second in the series.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Altec Lansing Corp Ad

Altec selling good stuff in this ad. I've always love the Capistrano but hard to find in the south.