Showing posts with label retro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label retro. Show all posts

Friday, July 9, 2010

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

So Marilyn f*&!ing Monroe walks up to you with a record and says play this. BTW you know your famous when f*#&ing is your middle name. What do you do? Hell yeah you play whatever she brings. I'm betting it was Perez Prado's Marilyn Monroe Mambo click here.

Tomorrow is record shopping in Austin. I can't wait.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

It seems she has a thing for Les Baxter but hell who doesn't. If you don't you should.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vintage Quad advert pic featuring a mono system from the 50's

This pic makes me want to buy a mid century modern, home wear a vneck sweater, smoke a nice pipe, and listen to a great mono system. I'll also need a beautiful blonde wife.

The console is very nice but you notice the amp is not visible. It is tucked away in the back out of view. We wouldn't even consider doing that today.



These days we want to see the beautiful glow of the tubes while we listen to stereo Quads.


I found this pic I took at the Klipsch Audio History Museum. It is clearly Quad but it looks different. If anyone can tell me about these particular pieces I would appreciate it.


Peter Walker would be proud to know his designs are still treasured and loved today. If your interested in Quad history buy the book QUAD The Closest Approach. Another great early audio pioneer.