Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sun Ra

“Reality is too harsh. Imagination makes everything nice. Use your imagination and get out of the most drab places by simply holding on to the imagination and making it real.” - Sun Ra

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Festivus

Don't forget to air those grievances this evening after too much nog!

Is Mr.Bean an alien? I've always thought so because of odd behaviour and the openening scene.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Prodigal Vitavox Klipschorn

Jim Hunter purchased a Vitavox Klipschorn around 2002 but it got lost. They thought it was lost in shipping but instead lost in the Klipsch catacombs. During a Klipsch factory cleanup Roy Delgado found the mystery crate and sent it to the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History across the street.  I was lucky enough to be on site helping Jim Hunter with a few things at the museum.

Here it is intact.

Jim Hunter says this is one of the earlier late 40's Klipschorn models.
It is essentially a shell wrapped around a Klipschorn.
The S2 driver was missing from the midrange horn.

The amazing K15-40 was still in the cabinet. 
The crossover was mounted on a thick phenolic board. 
 Here is the lost Vitavox finally in the museum. It will need some repair work.

Friday, December 14, 2018

RIP Mr Susumu Sakuma

He build with passion and I can't pretend to understand what he was doing but I enjoyed looking at his creations and hearing him talk even though I did not understand a thing he said. 

My personal favorite.

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Check out the amazingly talented Cary Grace.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Boss Hoss

This is messed up right here. A Berlin band doing coutry western covers of hip hop songs. I lack the  emoticons for a situation such as this.

Word Up 
Will I be able to hear Cameo's version the same ever again.

Hey Ya

Friday, December 7, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

QUAD Advert

I love the Quads and would love to have a pair of ESL 57's someday. Yeah I know it isn't horns but still cool

Monday, December 3, 2018

Electro-Voice Circlotron

You don't see many of these around Circlotrons from EV.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Amazing console don't even know where to start.... Quad and Garrard!!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wright Sound Company Advert

The audio world is a poorer place without George Wright he was a top notch guy and he built affordable great hi-fi gear.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Klipschorn Sound Path

I wish this had been out years ago as I always looked at the Klipschorn like WTF? How the hell does that work so well. Check it out..

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Gold Friday Score!

This was my first vintage score for a very long time. I love The Fisher gear so was excited to get a Fisher X-100 and FM50 Tuner for $250. 
Never seen a fisher with font like that and haven't seen one labeled Lew Martin '93. I assume someone put their own label on it in 1993 but why... Weird.

Hmm what to do... remove all tone controls? Make it just simple intergrated amp..

 I found a crispy resistor. It fell apart at a touch.

 A cute lil Amperex.

 The tuner is a FM50. This is my second fisher tuner.. Good stuff.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Stephens Tru-Sonic Ad

Stephens might be my favorite vintage manufacturers. Their work was extremely high end and every piece I've coe across has been superb.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

H.H. Scott Turntable Ad

The HH Scott is a looker. I love the design.

Monday, November 19, 2018

DIY Klipsch Belle Fully Horn Loaded Speaker Clones

My friend Kenny built a pair of Belle clones for my friend Dave. They turned out amazng but I wish I had more pics. I owned Belles years ago and wish I had never sold them. They sound amazing.