Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Viking Reel To Reel Advert

Only in MCM ads to guys look so cool.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Cool article from 1957 about servicing your own gear. Relevent even today.

Monday, November 13, 2017

AT&T MW Horns

These were the last of giant MW lenses or horns or whatever they are removed from the AT&T building in downtown Little Rock. These were definately microwave use but they are horn shaped. What flare did they use?
I'd like to use them as acoustic art piece but will likely end up as scrap. Sad...
Abit of local history.
AT&T history that has been watching over Little Rock for 50+ years has come down. In 1951 AT&T started an ambitious project to connect the country with 107 radio-microwave towers at a cost 40 million dollars, 375 million in today’s terms. The project was completed and connected the country with telephone and television transmission. With the advances of fiber optic technology, we abandoned microwave transmission. From what I can surmise this was the last array of microwave towers in Little Rock. These were located on the top of the AT&T Tower in Downtown Little Rock at the corner of 8th and Louisiana.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pink Floyd - BIKE

Without Syd Barrett Pink Floyd just sucks. This is one of my faves.

Even better by P-Model 8-)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Using Load Lines - 1956

Vintage DIY tube lesson from 1956.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Stromberg Carlson - Exponential Acoustical Labyrinth

Gotta a love the Labyrinth.. This should be made of plexiglass at least once. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Laurel Aitken - Nobody But Me

It is a Ska kinda day. The weather is warm and foggy. Laurel Aitken is one of my faves.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Check out the Shirley Bassey records. Hell of a voice there...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Panasonic RS-296US

The Panasonic RS-296 is a cool cassette deck. This might be my first cassette deck post. I always thought this was a weird turntable from looking at the ads but imagine my surprise when I realized it ws a tape deck lol...  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

After Class - Gas Filled Diodes - 1956

I love the glow of voltage regulation tubes or gas filled diodes.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Heron Record Cleaning Machine

I received an email from Stephan a few weeks ago about their startup and record cleaning machine project. The images that followed were stunning. While this RCM looks amazing the most important feature in my opinion is that it is silent in operation so you can listen and clean records at the same time.

 I'll let the imges speak to the quality of their design. Check out their webpage and kickstarter.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YL Acoustics Carib Loudspeker

One of my favorite speakers I've never heard. I've seen the drivers firsthand but not a complete system. Their build quality is top notch. I like that they put the biggest mid range horn they could cram in a box this size. I'd have to bypass the L-Pads though 8-).

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Give Your Pickup A Chance - Vintage DIY

 All we are saying is give your pickup a chance lol... Between that corny line and the Neil Diamond post this site is heading to oblivion. Actually other than the old horn articles the tonearm and pickup articles are really cool and helpful. Good stuff.