Saw All Them Witches tonight.
This week it's British pop legends, Talk Talk, Schiit Audio's Yggdrasil…Read More
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I finished the Quickie build last weekend. Only took a couple hours. I haven’t finished the base yet. Not sure what direction to go, as the chassis plate is yellow. Not my first (or third) choice, but this is part of the fun with this kit.
Not long after getting my hands on the Nighthawk, I broke the cable. The nice, thicker cloth covered cables jack was already loose, or I simply yanked too hard on it and it stopped working. I was able to switch to the lighter cable AQ supplies with the headphones, but it doesn’t deliver the same […]
Thank you to Airist Audio for adding my stop to the current tour. Airist Audio (http://www.airistaudio.com/) is a young company now jumping into the personal audio market with their first piece of gear – the Heron 5 (US$1999) headphone amplifier. The Heron 5 is a solid state amp aimed directly at the higher end. […]
Last night, at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, we saw The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. I’ve been a fan of each of these artists for a few years, and this new collaboration is very intriguing. I hope to see more from them in the future. TBPJR delivered an incredible show last night. Inspiring […]
A friend turned me on to this latest record by All Them Witches. Nashville band. ATW site. Dying Surfer Meets His Maker I bought a vinyl copy through their site (fulfilled via Amazon) – 180g white vinyl. Sounds great. Swampy, psychedelic blues rock. Big beats. Yeah. Mid-tempo grooves, and a touch of Americana. Dig it.
The interstage caps have arrived. Cool. Parafeed caps are coming soon – hoping next week. Will install tonight and see what’s what. I’ve got about 4 hours on them now, and they sound really nice. Mids are more present and there’s a dimensionality to these caps. Stage is deeper. Very natural highs. We’ll see what […]
1994. Surprising experimental, art-rock, jazz, metal, alternative music? Dramatic, Mercury like vocals? Yep, that about sums it up. A must have. Go now.
Stumbled onto a Bottlehead thread that revealed the possibility of running 6SN7’s in the S.E.X. amp. Fun. Of course, the circuit is not designed for these tubes, and though they are within spec, there’s little documented feedback available. The assumption is that the 6SN7’s will have a shortened lifespan. Some users posted that they enjoyed these tubes in […]
We live amidst constant noise. There’s the immediate distraction of noise local to your person. Landscapers clean the neighbors yard across the street, their back-mounted blowers creating a quiet hum floating outside and above me in my office. The rumble-roar of the UPS truck delivering packages in the afternoon. The muted din of electronics that is […]