Friday, December 30, 2011

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Braun Very Integrated

Leben mit High Fidelity.




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Thursday, December 29, 2011

In The Rubble

This pic is from a theater in the north that in the glory days must have been amazing. If you look in the rubble you can see several LF cabinets. I'll never pass another decrepit theater without wanting to break in. I imagine the hf sections are just laying in the rubble decaying even further. There is also an amazing organ back there as well...... Sigh....


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bell Has It

I don't see Bell hi-fi gear very often but I love the 50's design. I'm a sucker for the MCM look. Guess I have something else to put on my ebay saved search. My ebay saved searches are a little out of control....


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Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holiday via Terry Gilliam circa 1968

I'm not much of a holiday person but here is a xmas card from one of my fave pythons Terry Gilliam.

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Oh yeah! It looks like the stereo is getting her excited. Just don't tell her that she needs a stereo cartridge and records....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Early Klipsch Brochure - Klipschorn Cornwall Shorthorn K-Ortho

I think this is from the late 50's or early 60's. There is no date but given the speakers included it is very interesting from the Klipschorn to the Shorthorn.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Audax KT-12

Check out this minty mono Audax KT-12 tonearm which sold $14.95 back in the good ole days. I think I need one of these to go with a mono Klipschorn system. I think I have a room or two left that still need a system.
Beautiful!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Elgin Talkies Theater

This is amazing. This theater is put back into action after being dormant for over 100 years. Amazing. Nice facade on the Bangalore theater the Elgin Talkies



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Sunday, December 18, 2011

1925 Western Electric Ad

A 1925 Western Electric ad from Australia. I didn't realize they sold systems international. Just think you could find WE anywhere!



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Friday, December 16, 2011

What ever happened to Doo Rag ? Bob Log III?


There was a band in the 90's my friends and I used to go see called Doo Rag. They were awesome. They would bang on piece's of tin scrape washboards make crazy sounds and generally freak the hell out. They were noisy and cacaphonic. I miss them. Well I was looking them up today and found this kick ass piece by Bob Log III. This is what he they evolved into. Sometimes I get tired of the smooth clean sounds and want to hear some manic heavy grit music. I know this will annoy some but I dig it. The albums are much cleaner sounding than the live cuts and very interesting.




My main question is that if this is Bob Log III what has happened to the Bob Log's that preceded him?


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Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Horns Of Unusual Size

What are these horns? I like the size. They would fit in my living room but barely. Hopefully a PA horn expert will chime in but what are these things?

Thank you Tubes+More.

Hi there,
those horns were made by FÖÖN in Germany in the mid 70s. The bass horn named "Hypex Trichter" was dismountable. The manufacturer is still active . . . take a look at http://www.foeoen.de


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What Would Sun Ra Do ?

Have you seen the movie Space Is The Place? If not add it to the list. I think one of my dream concerts would be Sun Ra and Blow Fly separate shows followed by a Jam session..... Does that sound cool or do I need to work on quelling those voices in my head?

Here is some footage of Sun Ra in Helsinki 1971.


This is very cool thanks Martin!!!!
I hate commentary about artist for instance Sun Ra ain't no mumbo jumbo but killer footage. I've got to buy this documentary...


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Monday, December 12, 2011

Dynakit MKII

Dynaco MK's were among the first tube amps I heard. The modified MK's were rather fun and the rebuild they did on them looked great. I'm not sure what I would think of them today but I have fond memories of them.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

I bet she is thinking gee why does me record sound weird.... Oh don't mind the album cover touching the tonearm..... WOMEN!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tube Porn

Woah! Careful with those fingers.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Altec VOTH Car Stereo

Hell yes! This is my idea of a car stereo but you definitely have to beef up that suspension system.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Racon Electric or Western Electric Horn

Here is another interesting horn ad from 1931. This one is from Racon but still looks like a WE horn. My guess is that hey are resellers. I wish the ad was bigger I had to scan at a higher resolution.


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Fox Ram's Horn AKA Western Electric 16A

I picked up a small stack of Radio News magazines from 1930 and 1931. Needless to see I was excited to see the WE16A even though it was being advertised as the FOX Ram's Horn. Perhaps better marketing name than the 16A but I've never seen it sold by anyone else. Very cool.


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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Eimac Baby

Wow now that is a beastie. They really wore out that phrase in advertising back in the day.



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Friday, December 2, 2011

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Ok finally back from the Bahamas. It is good to float around in the sea soak up the sun and only think about what sea critters you are going to ingest for dinner.

Bob Carver Interview By Scott Wilkinson

Interesting youtube interview of Bob Carver by Soctt Wilkinson of Home Theater Geeks.

It is good to hear that Bob Carver is leveraging Krell technology and no not that Krell.:)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bahamian Hi-Fi

This has been my HiFi for the week. This appears to be a kenwood abused by the sea air.
What we have here is a mini blastomatic.
My personal favorite sub woofer installed under the sink.
However the best listening position I could hope for. The sweet spot is every bar stool.


Back to regular posting on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rodrigues Toon

I need one of these turntable lasers. It has been a while since I posted a toon so here ya go. I wonder if there is a Rodrigues book out yet.
This may be my last post for the month I'm heading for the Bahamas.


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Googlee Eye HiFi Alien

Late night session.... It got a little out of control. Not sure about the wide eyed alien looking guy he showed up later in the evening. I'll have to check out the shrooms in the dinner salads.
Since I'm going to be out of town for a while we thought we would get some quality listening in. Weird night.....

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sound Practices OMFG

I'm sure Jeffrey and Joe saw this coming but OMG I can't believe it took me so long to get Sound Practices magazine. If you are interested in the things I post here than Sound Practices is a must. The 16 issues are available on ebay for the low price of $29.00. I got a copy yesterday and I have been reading ever since. My eyes are soar and my butt hurts from not moving off the couch while reading these articles.
I am glad that I only now have come across Sound Practices as it would have influenced my posting. There are things I wouldn't have bothered with as Sound Practices has been there and done that already. The truth is I seem about 10-15 years behind the times. Oh well it seems I have some catching up to do :)

Thank you Joe.

Ebay link to Sound Practices ---> Ebay Store Just buy it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Sorry for the delay but I'm trying to get away to the Bahamas for some overdue R&R. Next week postings will be sparse.