Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rare Pearsian Nutwood Klipschorns

A good friend is selling his extremely rare 1982 Klipschorns. These feature a rare engineered veneer. I believe Klipsch had Persian Nutwood and Rambling Rose. I've only spotted a couple of these in the wild. It is speculated that maybe they made up to 50 speakers in each veneer.




Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

TANNOY Advert

What's In An Enclosure? I love the Tannoy speakers but they never show up in the south. I've only seen one pair. Good stuff.



Monday, June 19, 2017

Start Your Stereo

Three paths to STEREO 1958




Sunday, June 18, 2017

M.I.A.


Can't stop listening to MIA today. Always something great from her. Blasting her loud enough for the neighbors to hear and to feel with my new horn loaded sub. Found all sorts of new vibrations in the house.

Bring The Noize

 Borders

Bad Girls 



 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

For my lack of posting this week here is a two part.  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Klipsch Museum Of Audio History - Working To Reclaim The Basement


This video was made as KHMA members Jim, Eldon, and Kevin try to find the source of leaks into the basement. The building was concrete poured in  a giant form that was 10 inches thick. I believe the elevator shaft was the only part poured separately and is where the issues may lie. Foundation specialist Terry Cruse came onsite and gave advice to alleviate our flooding issues . They are working on implementing this changes in hopes that this cures our flooding issues. If successful it will save us a lot of money and work.


The old Klipsch factory and current Klipsch Museum is where PWK built and designed speakers after the tin shed. Solving these foundation issues will double the size of the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History. At this time we can not even house the entire collection and archives of PWK.


Any donations are greatly appreciated and will help us preserve audio history and the legacy of PWK.






To those who have already donated. 
THANK YOU!!




Saturday, June 10, 2017

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Momente

Stockhausen!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

So Long And Thanks For The Inspiration Don Garber

I never met Don Garber but I heard his Fi X and Y. He never had a website and if you offered to build him one for free he didn't want it so instead of a website I received a bundle of papers making up his catalogue of amazing creations. 
I love his designs as they were original and unique... 
Brilliant! 
Thanks for the inspiration Don Garber.. 

 










Bass Reflex Jr

Here is a 1950's Bass Reflex design with a "secret tunnel".




Monday, June 5, 2017

Cinaudagraph Dance Music For 20 Tons Of Water

Cinaudagraph was found in the 30's oddly enough by the same family that found the Boy Scouts. The company was wound down in 1939 but reopened some time later with sales in the 40's. Cinaudagraph did it in style go big or go home with single range speakers 24" and 27". They reportedly had a range of 30hz to 16khz -+5db. They didn't believe in crossovers.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Cure - Primary and Descent

I was into The Cure as a whipper snapper in High School. I still dig their first albums up until they quit the hard drugs and got happy. That being said I'm glad they did but not for what it did to their music. I saw them in New Orleans in 1987 or 1989 and I was shocked at how good the show was.
Primary

Descent

Friday, June 2, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

I'm adding this a bit late but Lord Invader(LP on the floor) wrote a song called Crisis In Arkansas. As far as things are going in America right now we could use more songs like this one. It feels like society is devolving.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bogen BIY

I happen to have one of these little Bogens. I am surprised these were offered as kits. The quality of the chassis is very high.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Klipsch Heresy II UK Review


The Klipsch Heresy was announced in 1957 which means it has been in production for 60 years. Then version II was released in 1985 and Heresy III was around 2006. This review is for the Heresy II. It isn't often I agree with a review never mind read one but this was sent to me and it is spot on. 

More on the History of the Heresy here http://www.klipsch.com/heresy-history

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The B-52's 1978 Atlanta

The B-52's were two years old at this point.
Incredible!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Legal High - Concha-Consciousness

 
I need to track down some issues of After Dark.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Altec Voice Of The Theater Ad

Really vintage Voice Of The Theatre ad. Could this be a foreign advert since they spelled Theatre re?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mag Lev Audio Turntable

I don't post new stuff very often but this is cool. A magnetic levitation platter turntable. I have a lot of questions but the cool factor alone makes me want one. The price is not going to be prohibitive as the price should be around $1500. I'm not crazy about the project arm but hey the price is right and the freaking thing levitates.

Check out some of the propaganda. 

Worlds first levitating turntable

How to use.

Demo.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Junior Marvin Police And Thieves

I've posted this before but I don't care because Junior Marvin was one of the best vocalist ever. The Clash as MC Hammer would say can't touch this.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Variable Electronic Crossover And Biamplifier

This a really cool article from the always knowledge rich Audio. This issue from 1959.