Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Portable Speakers

These are about the right size and portable.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Razin And Musatoff

I stumbled upon the work of Razin And Musatoff this week. Their design aesthetics are great. They build more than hifi amplifiers as there is a mix of tesla coil and shortwave gear. Very beautiful work.

Single Eneded SE33.1


I've been studying old radio aesthetic design thinking I would use some of that for inspiration for tube amp builds. The result is realizing many others including friends have already been there and done that.

Chek out the Razin and Musatoff website.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The B-52's - Give Me Back My Man

This could be Kate's finest. Byron might even like it since Fred doesn't sing. I didn't realize this had a video. Glad I have MFSL LP of their first album and Wild Planet.

Too make up for the lack of Fred here is a live version of Quiche Loraine

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

English Puzzles or Rod Coleman Regulators

Do you need your DHT's to be silent? Wanna try DC on the filaments?
Then contact Rod Coleman
Rod is one of the good guys who is very easy to do business with and very helpful. 
This is a portrait of me. 
I'll have more to post later after getting these put together. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Klipsch Pilgrimage In Hope AR April 26-29th 2017

This years Klipsch Pilgrimage to Hope Arkansas is a really special one. The events will kick off with a ribbon cutting of the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History and the founding of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association. The Klipsch museum building and contents have been donated very generously by Klipsch to the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association. KHMA will be a non profit with goals of preserving the legacy of PWK and his archives. PWK corresponded with all of the greats in the audio industry and kept every correspondence. This museum is more than just about preserving the Klipsch legacy but scores of untold stories from the glory days of the entire Hi-Fi industry. Klipsch Historian Jim Hunter makes new discoveries all the time. 
 For more information about the Klipsch pilgrimage please check the following links to the Klipsch forums. There will be museum, factory, laboratory tours and a chance to listen to exciting new speakers in the Klipsch factory listening room.
 If you care about preserving audio history and the goals of Klipsch Heritage Museum Association there will be an opportunity to donate at the pilgrimage and become a member of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association.
 Once the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association website is live there will be many ways to contribute online and become a member of the museum. I will be posting and soliciting donations once this is possible.

If you are a Klipsch fan or a fan of audio history please consider attending this years pilgrimage.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

William Onyebor LP Box Set

When Luaka Bop puts a box set together they ain't messing around. Stacey gave this to me for a birthday present yesterday and it is stunning. Listening to it right now for a second time. William Onyebor was an original and a treasure of Nigeria RIP.
It includes a historical booklet including digital download card and rare 45. 
 There is also a huge double sided poster. I am going to get this framed.
 Here are the albums included and not a dud in the lot. The Lijadu Sister sing backup vocals on a few tracks. 
 The best thing about having your birthday on St.Pats is there are always a ton of people partying like idgets. Good times.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I Never Met a 2A3 AMP That I Didn't Like - Joe Roberts

It's been 25 years since Sound Practices #1. Even though I didn't read it until the last couple years I realized I was indirectly influenced by it. In the 90's I was running SET and Klipsch Belles to many locals dismay. To celebrate 25 years I am posting this article by Joe Roberts.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pool Horn Diving Board 1925

They were swinging times. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gong - I Never Glid Before - Live 1973

These guys may have been touched by the food of the gods.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Klipsch MCZ-7 Moving Coil Cartridge

My friend Chris dropped by today and brought these rare Klipsch cartridges. We checked them under the microscope fortunately the cantilever and tip are intact on both of them. Can't wait to give them a spin. For those that think this is weird for Klipsch it really isn't. PWK actually was applying for a patent for a cartridge the same time GE did for a little cartridge called the GE Variable Reluctance cartridge. According to Klipsch historian Jim Hunter he was only a few months behind GE on patent application.

 Should we replace the foam or keep the original lol...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


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DEVO - Worried Man
A song for our times.

The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'

 Thelonious Monk Epistrophy 

Original Your Wondering Now

 Herbie Hancock - Rockit

Sun Ra - Space Is The Place

Sun Ra -  India
Hooked on this song and album... 

Ex-Girl - Disco 3000

Monday, March 6, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sangamo Monster Filament Transformer

Just what you need for a 304TL or anything else needing gobs of current at 6.3 or 5 volts. 
Don't worry guys I have adult expert supervision and I won't end up a french fry.


Metal base Tung-Sol 6550 tube advert. I had some of these from an old Webster Electric organ amp. Not sure what happened to them might have to start looking.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1952 Altec 620A and 820A Corner Speaker

A beautiful corner cabinet from Altec. I need more corners.... And I can't tell the difference between 620a and 820a.