Friday, December 26, 2014

Choke me in the shallow water....

...before I get too deep.

What is pictured above is 14 pounds of copper and amorphous in the form of some 12hy 200ma PS chokes.  The interesting little additional fact is they can handle 1000Vac @ 120hz without buzzing and will be used as L1 after some 872's in a GM70 amp.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bjorn must be one unlucky guy....

with 13 as his lucky number it finally paid off.

contact me by email with your delivery info.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Free-Day

Up for grabs is a pair of the autoformer modules.

add a comment with your name and will pick the winner on cyber moanday.  (worldwide shipping is on us)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Back in the Trenches

Been away for a bit but now I'm back and moving full speed ahead with all of those projects on the "to do" list.

I'll start at the beginning...

can't forget the pins....

can't forget the last two...

stay tuned.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

late last night. installing some Slagle nickel....


and thinking that I cannot wait for him to get back to winding.. and he will.. he will be back home very soon.. we had a great technical conversation last weekend at the hospital... he still has a lot of rehab to go, but I have a hunch he will be winding bifilars and autoformers really, really soon...

can I get an "Amen!"?

Sunday, August 31, 2014


watched it with iain

Monday, August 18, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

JC opened this can of wiggly things.

They are playing at the old club exit on 9 spetember...   anyone wanna go?


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CAF 2014

 Racks, snacks, cable lifters, footers and tube displays by Ikea USA


Fribees by Ikea Germany


This year we were helping Gary Gill the show promoter out.

a vinyl only room of course!

and the wonderful 49 cent tube displays. 

 I'll link some show coverage in the next few days so you can play where's waldo for the cable lifters and other shocking revelations.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

reviving some old friends....


an old friend is now making music upstairs at the Catskill Mill...

 and an old friend made this plinth that is also making music here at the Mill...


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quad Progress

replaced the original panels in the other speaker with PK refurbed panels.

 Family member and fellow Junkie Steve Berger came to help.

and apparently snapped this when he finished.

 and finally the results of what was cooking the other night hooked to the PK panels.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Old tyme cooking,

Here is my latest attempt at "dinner and drinks".



For some reason everyone opted for cheap beer and pizza which amazed me considering the purity of the ingredients of my concoctions.

Hopefully there will be some more discerning geeks at walterfest.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

another proof of concept

if you pester me long enough I will build it.

I guess I need to build another one.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Chicken or the Egg?

In keeping with the victrola horn theme.

I was always under the impression that the WE 555 came about based on the Victor Credenza.  In looking at the patents, the 555 was applied for first and also granted first.

 Both patents were done by the same attorney but the 555 was WE and the credenza transducer Bell Labs.  The firsty credenza dates back to 1925 so the patent is obviously after the fact

 I love the above treatment.

Just attach a needle to a diaphragm and play 78's and do I see a mini 16A hidden inside the box?

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