Friday, April 22, 2016

I just wrote this to a friend.


If he'd only played guitar like that, only wrote like that, only danced like that, only played very other instrument in a band like that, only sang, only produced…he’d be a huge star.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Prince is one of my all time favourites. I was hooked from the first drum kick of Dirty Mind in 1980 . His music has given me decades of joy, and will never stop.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I pulled these out after a very long absence. They were pulled from a studio. One woofer is the original JBL 116-A, the other a 116-H, the difference being the magnet (alnico in the A, ferrite in the H), and dust cap shape. They are wonderful speakers, classic JBL, and a tonic to me after a long period of listening to some really big speakers in my space.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Just arrived!

I've been looking one of these for years. England circa 1985. Flat earth pace and rhythm, sane  fairy dust to performance ratio. More than enough power for the Altec 14s. Stunning phono section. More to come.

Friday, January 22, 2016


This band sounds amazing on the Altecs, which are back after months of the IMFs. I've got 2 of the best speaker systems I've ever had at the same time. I'm sure that I'm getting more out of the IMFs in my small room, but they're both FULL range, efficient, dynamic and extremely musical. They make you keep putting on more music, which is what it's all about.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Just arrived: IMF TLS-80s!

I'm really excited to have these iconic British transmission line monitors in house.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just Arrived. Angstrom RPS Monitors. They look a lot like Tangents.

Using Audax drivers, not KEF, these appear to be beautifully made 'knockoffs' of the TM1 cabinets. The woofer is the same Audax as in the RS6, with the same Audax tweeter as the RS8 (but with rectangular faceplate). Essentially, a TM1 with Audax drivers.



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Recently Arrived. Mission 770 mkIIs in mahogany.





Three years ago, I called it 'tiger ebony'. I never thought I'd find another pair like this, but here they are, sounding fantastic. When the Altecs arrived in the winter, I listened to nothing else for months. When The Energy Reference Connoissseurs showed up, the Altecs moved out, and I've enjoyed a number of smaller speakers. I hadn't heard 770s in over a year, and am reminded of all that I love about them.