Ok… many will know what this analog device is, but I was really taken back when I was giving a lesson to a younger student (but not that young!) and he asked what was the thing sitting on top of the cabinet. Yikes! It was kind of surreal needing to explain to him what it was and how it worked… Continue reading Harman Kardon T60C Turntable… What is it…
Pioneer CS-88 Loudspeakers circa 1972
Being a child of the 70’s, I can say that there are a lot of things I do not miss from that decade. Having said that, I would exclude a few categories from my “I would just as soon forget” list….. Continue reading Pioneer CS-88 and the lost art of loudspeaker cabinet building
Harman Kardon T 65C turntable
I am still going through my collection of vinyl, and I continue to marvel how great they sound. I have to give some of that credit to myself for keeping the collection in good shape, but I can’t ignore how well this turntable from the ’80s has held up and performs as if brand new………………….. Continue reading Who still listens to Vinyl ? Harmon Kardon T65C
I know……….you’ve heard it before, but spring is slow to get here and I have been thinking about this again. I have also been going through my vinyl collection, trying to weed out all the albums I feel I can let go. Between my wife and me, there is quite a collection that takes up a bus load of space. This post really isn’t another digital vs analog rant, but more a reflection of where listening to LP’s has taken me this time….. Continue reading Apple ITunes, IPod and instant music gratification
Neil Young’s Pono Player
Neil Young just can’t seem to catch a break. Although, I must admit, at this point, the man must have some serious powder burns from gunshots directed at his feet. Despite the sometimes awkward or socially dysfunctional promotion, he really has had his heart and ears in the right place. The Pono Player is now out and about, along with a bunch of reviews… Continue reading Neil Young’s Pono Player
The motion, mechanics and fascination of analog audio.
At the expense of showing my age, I have really been thinking about this lately. What got me interested in audio recording, reproduction and music in general? Well I’d like to say it was all about the music, but it wasn’t! Continue reading The motion, mechanics and fascination of analog audio
The digital realm has been a wonderful blessing when it comes to the recording and reproduction of audio. Or, has it? Digital recording has been chasing its tail in several areas in the recording process for a long time now . And why is that? Continue reading analog summing or analog recording console/mixer?
JBL L20T loudspeakers. A consumer version of their 4406 studio monitor.
Another classic loudspeaker by JBL that has stood the test of time. Having some great nearfield speakers in the studio are a must but I find myself going to these wonderful speakers to evaluate their opinion of my mix, time after time. Why? Continue reading JBL L20T Loudspeakers
I am using this Yamaha CA-810 Integrated amplifier to power the JBL L60T loudspeakers described in a previous post. Built from 1977 to 1979. A heavy amp with a conservative rating of 75 watts per channel. While the amp was being reconditioned, I was told by the service tech that this amp easily produced more wattage than its specified rating without breaking a sweat. Continue reading Yamaha CA-810 Integrated amplifier
JBL L60T Loudspeakers.
I made a few good decisions early on with my purchases of audio equipment. These handsome loudspeakers are definitely one of those. In the early 80’s, JBL was fond of repackaging their series of true studio monitors for the listener at home.
This series included the L20T, L80T and L100T. All excellent choices. They all included JBL’s infamous 035Ti tweeter. This titanium tweeter went on to be a staple for many of their speakers, and for good reason…. Continue reading JBL L60T Studio Monitors for the Living Room