Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sequerra Auction

 Up for auction is the last system Dick Sequerra built and was listening to when he passed away a year ago.   No connection other than he was a friend and I am trying to help the estate.  Please spread the word.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Your Brain on Reggae

 Matisyahu.  Born Jewish... rebelled... followed phish.... found reggae... became Hasidic...  released "Youth".... went off my radar.... just resurfaced to me...

My favorite line of his came in an interview asking if he had ever performed on the Sabbath.  His response was along the lines  that he did a show on a Friday night in Alaska.  He then added since it was summer, technically the sun never went down.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Happy Birthday!


Twenty-seven years ago today this little 8lb 14oz baby was born.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Dick Sequerra's last speaker.

 Here is a cell phone pic of what Dick was working on before he passed last fall

Monday, May 23, 2022

fry baby fry

 A friend asked me the best way to use his Hagerman Fry Baby  to burn in his tonearm cables.  After a few minutes of thought I figured an old denon 103 body would be a safe approach since it will secure the delicate cartridge wires in place and greatly reduce the chances of a possible "Oops" 

I had the thought to put the plastic body back on but we all know that denuded 103's sound better.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Herculean DIY Autoformer wiring.

 They say a picture is worth 1000 words... well how about how about around 180 wires and 820 solder connections?  Brad from the Boston contingency wired 6 of the 28 position autoformers up for Caroll's home theater system.  I often joke that more than half of the $200 autoformers I have sold sit partially wired in a box on a shelf and this picture might explain why.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

blink blink blink

 I mentioned the Feral Eye a number of years ago and the fate it met from Hurricane Sandy.  It  was brought back to life by steve berger as a PP 10 amp with a 49% nickel phase splitter and last night I got to hear it with a quad of mesh 10's from 1929.  
I'll be he first to admit that historically  I have not been a fan of either push pull or 10's and these days my daily drives are PP 300B's direct feeding stacked quad 57's and last night has me considering revisiting the 10.
The days events were to listen to cartridge variations and the mesh came in at the end of the evening as a treat for a hard days work.

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