Monday, April 29, 2019

Klipsch Hope, AR Pilgrimage 2019

It is that time of year again in Hope, AR where Klipsch opens the doors and allows anyone to go on a factory, laboratory, anechoic chamber, and audio history museum tours. It is nice to see Hi-Fi still made in the US. Didn't plan on doing a post so here are some snap shots from the Klipsch weekend.
  
The Klipsch Museum Of Audio History had a ribbon cutting for the new Paul W Klipsch Education Center. It will house most of his books and magazines. The collection is staggering everything audio since the dawn of radio.
 A few items from the museum were brought over for the occasion.  
The first TV speaker Klipsch Model T.
  



Of course you can't ignore the 600lb 27" field coil speaker from Cinaudagraph.


Over at the factory the legend Roy Delgado demo the Jubilees and answers questions.

 The factory lab still has PWK's work bench.

Current work bench.

 I never tire of posting pics of the plexiglass Klipschorn.


 This ugly little pieces of metal are fascinating. These are patent models for PWK's patent model variable reluctance cartridges. General Electric beat him to the patent office by three months. Looks like it might track a little heavy 8-)


A few old school RCA speakers including an ultra rare corner speaker.



 The main display room in the museum was original the main listening room. PWK fixed the room with Dr. Boner's "polycylindrieal surfaces". There are several of these around the room and they work really well. The room is acoustically superb for listening to music.

The Pilgrimage always finishes out in the country where libations and tunes are enjoyed.




Friday, April 26, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

GE 24 Hour Rectifiers


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Fisher SA-100

Always a Fisher fan. Good gold!!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Flashbacks




Same bands I listened to when I was a kid I still do today. Stream of conciousness youtubing. I blame 420.

Beatles

The Cure
I went on a long hiatus from them just getting back into their early stuff. 

The Slits

Nina

Talking Heads


The B-52's

Madness 

DEVO


Eurythmics In The Garden
Better than their breakout hit album. 



When I was a kid I was into anything different and at the time industrial was different. I gravitated to Wax Trax artists. When grundge came about I was really disappointed as it just wasn't interesting enough just a bunch of sad guys with guitars. 

MInistry


Front 242 - Headhunter

I got to see Thrill Kill Cult on the Kooler Than Jesus tour. I made friends with the bomb gang girls and they were super sweet and nice to an obviously young kid way too early for the show.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Klipsch MC Boron Cartridge

 My friend Chris left a Klipsch Boron MC cartridge at my house so I mounted it to my Braun PS600. I hope to find a Klipsch step up transformer for it next weekend. 

I will I had it I checked it out under the micro scope. It looks pretty good.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Thorens TD KIT TDK-101

This would be a great turntable to do a custom build. The plinth could be a really interesting shape. I dig it.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

St.Vincent


I first saw St.Vincent with David Byrne years ago nice to see she is still going.
The official video is really cool as well.


David Byrne and St.Vincent

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Western Electric Public Address

 That is alot of 555 and massive horns just hanging out.... Wow!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

KRAFTWERK 1970

This is the earliest known Kraftwerk video. This is so amazing. I'm not a huge Kraftwerk fan but this early recording is so much more organic and cool sounding. Later there sound was just cold to me.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Missing Persons

Here is some early 80's pop. I always liked Dale's voice. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Jensen Imperial Kit By Heller Miller Co

I've always waned an imperial. Nice kit.
 

Monday, April 1, 2019

I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT


I have seen the light from now on I will only post about solid state amplifiers and ineffecient little speakers. You can fight physics and win! Screw horns. Screw tubes. Of to the curb with ya...

I will also be throwing away all my budget speaker cables, interconnects, and power cords. To be able to afford the finest in cables I will get a second mortgage on my home to procure such quality.

I have seen the light I will get a subscription to all the Hi-Fi magazines and follow their guidance. My ears be dammed if it is expensive and the golden ears so it is good.... It. Is. Good.....