Now we’ve come to it, the end of my first vintage restoration project. The Klipsch Forte I were an excellent first step on this time travelling jaunt. Horn speakers and tube amps were to be the focus, and the Forte were a great introduction to the former. Outside of great sound, I experienced the excellent […]
To see more of the Vintage Project, look here. Crites crossovers arrived at our door today. Good times. This afternoon, I installed them. It took me 30 minutes, I think. I wasn’t keeping track of time, but it went quickly. A couple minor issues with the velcro mounts releasing from the inner wall of the […]
I got the cabinets and stands stripped, and then gently sanded. I then stained them with an American Walnut stain – it was a stain and seal type. Two coats. You can see where the veneer is gone, on the stands in particular. I knew stripping the […]
See other project posts here – I now have the new Crites titanium diaphragms installed in the tweeter units. And, I’ve rewired all drivers with the Duelund 16ga tinned copper wire. Old crossovers are out. Waiting on the Crites XO’s – hoping to see them later this week. […]
Perfect From Now On was released in January 1997. Whoa. It’s always been my favorite BtS record, because while their other releases are strong, I’ve a thing for meandering, grand rock songs. I do. And while Doug Marsch is also a musicians guitar player, he also excels at both writing melodies and arranging. So, despite […]
How great is it to discover new music you love, especially when it’s nearly 60 years old?! I’m a fan of drummer Shelly Manne, and have been since I made a fantastic discovery about a decade ago that also happened to send me down the high-end/vintage audio path I’m on today. A Brief History I […]
This one has been on my list for a while – see my Year in Music post – and gets frequent spins. Virtual spins. Streams…Wait, I think the vinyl is available now…hold on. Yep. It’s on the way. Will follow up on that soon. In the meantime, if you are looking for a great new […]
21st century interpretations of Thelonius Monk’s music arranged for a 15 piece band. This is innovative, engaging and intriguing in it’s depth. Still absorbing it… Check it out.
Today it’s trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s soundtrack for The Comedian. Joining Blanchard are Ravi Coltrane and Kenny Barron, Carl Allen, David Pulphus and Khari Allen Lee. Check it out.
Last week I posted the Sophia Electric (SE) KT88-ST report. It is now my favorite power tube in the Mogwai. This was, for now, the last jaunt on my tube rolling adventure. Soon after getting the SE power tubes into my system, I ordered a 6SL7 from them. The 88’s are excellent, and I figured […]