Monday, March 5, 2018

A Box For Your Speaker - P.G.A.H. Voigt

Every Monday for the next Month or so I am going to post an article in a series by the legendary Voigt. The start is January 1959. Voigt is one of my favorite names in audio history and I can't wait to read the rest of them.




Friday, March 2, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Knight Kits Advert

I have a few Knight Kit amplifiers. I must admit I did not know they were  Allied products. Nice gear for the day.





Wednesday, February 28, 2018

JBL 1959 Advert

Cool little Metrogon and Paragon ad. One of the most beautiful speakers ever made. 
 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

AMPEREX ECC83 Advert

When I have to use a 12AX7 I use the Amperex Bugle Boy. I currently have 4 in my George Wright Phono Preamp. Good stuff.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marvin 12A Maybe NOS

I picked up these two maybe new old stock 12A tubes. Made by RCA as are the Cunningham tubes. The packaging on these is really nice but I hate stickers on my tubes. No etching on the base and only a faint 12A on the tops of the tubes.  At least I do like the logo.





Saturday, February 17, 2018

Nolatet - Black Sheep

One of my favorite bands just released a new album with a video. The band is Nolatet featuring Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton & Johnny Vidacovich. The album is No Revenge Necessary. I grew up going to Mike Dillon shows like BillGoat, Harry Ape BMX, and a few others. It has been a pleasure watching Mike Dillon grow as a musician. If your into this sort of thing check it out and watch for Mike Dillon Band or Nolatet as they tour nearly non stop.



Here are a few earlier videos. 

DOGS

POPS 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Giant Walnut Plinth

I don't have very much information about this massive plinth and turntable. I always wondered what to do with such a large slab of walnut. I dig it.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

THE FUXIE TUBE

I can honestly say I've never coveted anything more. This is amazing.


From the page of Dylan Kehde Roelofs.

Named “Mugwump” in honour of the late William S. Burroughs: Renegade Saint, proponent of Free Speech and Thought, Revered Godfather of Obscenities, and child of the Burroughs Adding Machine dynasty -the popularizers of the Nixie tube.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PYE Amplifier Advert

This is a Brittish ad for what looks like a push pull KT66 amplifier.
The ad does not do it justice. This gear looks great.


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Second Horn System Running

With help I got my second horn system up and running this morning. I've been collecting these parts for years lol. Folded bass horn has dual 12" drivers, 233hz tractrix horn has JBL2482s. round tractrix tweeters are some B&C DE250s. The tweeters are a pretty hot so they need a bit of taming. Now to build some top hats and get some tubes...

Friday, February 2, 2018

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 http://www.intactaudio.com/ind.html . 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.