Monday, July 24, 2017

Off-beat Enclosures Prove To Be On-beat For Hi-Fi

Love this article on enclosures from 1956. Good stuff.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

One of my favorite actresses,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kuba Komet 1957-58

They certainly don't build them like this anymore.. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Roll Your Own Capacitors -1956

Is this worth doing given the price of foil caps? Anyone out there venture down this DIY road?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lexicon Of The Hi-Fi Builder

HAH This is great.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Strange Allergies Of Hi-Fi

 A vintage DIY article to guide you through troubleshooting Hi-Fi problems...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Variable AC Power For Your Workshop

Just looks like a variac on a board lol...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Electro-Voice Step-Up To Stereo... On A Budget

I'm not a fan of small speakers but they packed a lot of sound in this small box. Never seen one in the wild.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fisher 80 - AZ

I've always love the look of The Fisher 80-AZ. Utilitarian and compact. Wish I could build like Fisher.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rare Pearsian Nutwood Klipschorns

A good friend is selling his extremely rare 1982 Klipschorns. These feature a rare engineered veneer. I believe Klipsch had Persian Nutwood and Rambling Rose. I've only spotted a couple of these in the wild. It is speculated that maybe they made up to 50 speakers in each veneer.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017


What's In An Enclosure? I love the Tannoy speakers but they never show up in the south. I've only seen one pair. Good stuff.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Start Your Stereo

Three paths to STEREO 1958

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Can't stop listening to MIA today. Always something great from her. Blasting her loud enough for the neighbors to hear and to feel with my new horn loaded sub. Found all sorts of new vibrations in the house.

Bring The Noize


Bad Girls 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

For my lack of posting this week here is a two part.  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Klipsch Museum Of Audio History - Working To Reclaim The Basement

This video was made as KHMA members Jim, Eldon, and Kevin try to find the source of leaks into the basement. The building was concrete poured in  a giant form that was 10 inches thick. I believe the elevator shaft was the only part poured separately and is where the issues may lie. Foundation specialist Terry Cruse came onsite and gave advice to alleviate our flooding issues . They are working on implementing this changes in hopes that this cures our flooding issues. If successful it will save us a lot of money and work.

The old Klipsch factory and current Klipsch Museum is where PWK built and designed speakers after the tin shed. Solving these foundation issues will double the size of the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History. At this time we can not even house the entire collection and archives of PWK.

Any donations are greatly appreciated and will help us preserve audio history and the legacy of PWK.

To those who have already donated. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Momente


Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

So Long And Thanks For The Inspiration Don Garber

I never met Don Garber but I heard his Fi X and Y. He never had a website and if you offered to build him one for free he didn't want it so instead of a website I received a bundle of papers making up his catalogue of amazing creations. 
I love his designs as they were original and unique... 
Thanks for the inspiration Don Garber..