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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK