Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Intact Audio Strikes Again

I always get excited when a package arrives from Intact Audio aka Dave Slagle. In fact if it wasn't for encouraging words from Dave, Jeffrey, JRob and local friend who prevents me from becoming a french fry Chris I doubt I would be doing any DIY audio. The only downside is now I am a parts hoarder like the rest of you guys. Anyway if your into DIY audio and you haven't run into Intact Audio do yourself a favor and check it out.

 This is what landed in my mailbox. A pair of filament module power supplies for a pair of Rod Coleman filament regulator boards. When you gotta have DC on your DHT. They can be purchased here . These two products make things so much easier for me and I need that.

 The heaviest item to arrive are these beautiful interstage transformers.

This is the last little choke for the power supply. Hand made in the USA. 

 Here is a shot of the power suppply modules. These are superb.
Almost enough to get started. Hmm I have some triad iron and some new old stock 112A and 816 tubes and a ton of Intact Audio parts sounds like a project. 

Thanks again Intact Audio

Monday, January 29, 2018

Klipsch - Right Mind? 1967

1967 Klipsch ad for Klipschorn and Heresy.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good

This little gem was produced by Lee Scratch Perry. Susan's voice is one of my faves. I need to pick up this album at some point.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Eimac Tubes With PYROVAC Plates

First tube ad I've seen solely on plate material but then again Eimac didn't do anything halfassed.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thank You Hugh Masekela RIP

Hugh Masekela  was my intro into African music. It is because of him that I got into AfroPop HighLife and all the variations of African Jazz. This is what I listen to most of the time.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Guilty of this one lol.... 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Desmond Dekker - 007 Shanty Town

One of the best voices from the Islands. I wish there were more live footage of Desmond but there is little.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jewell Tube Tester Ad

This is all the info I was able to find on the Jewell tube tester.

Really cool store display. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Early Vintage Jewell Tube Chcker

My tube tester lust was just kicked up a couple notches. This Jewell tube checker is currently on ebay. The cabinet is great with a red pin stripes and the 9 inch dial is stunning.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Loudspeakers Fact and Theory - 1956

A cool  Loudspeaker article from Popular Electronics 1956.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Goodmans Loudspeakers

 Would love some vintage Goodmans. This is Goodmans.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jim Lansing C34 C37 Advert

This ad is from the early LA days.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In Search Of Quality - Construction Of A 25ft Horn WE555 - Wireless World 1929

This is one of the coolest articles I've posted in a while. A 1929 article appearing in Wireless World documenting the building of a large 25ft no compromise Wente and Thuras style horn. The driver is of course the Western Electric 555W. My favorite feature is the use the ceiling as the horn mouth. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Popular Electronics 1957 Hi-Fi Amplifier Kits

Selecting your Hi-Fi Kit from Popular Electronics. This is the good stuff. I actually don't have any of these kits listed. Most of the kit amps I have bought have been non functional and likey were never functional.