Friday, September 30, 2011

Just arrived. Mission 770s...the originals.

Update: These are awesome speakers. I'm listening to delicate jazz and pounding reggae and they're just smiling.
I haven't seen a pair available for a while. These are beautiful, with rosewood cabinets. They sound like Mission 770s, one of my all time favorites. Pictures tomorrow.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gary Burton. Highly Recommended.

I just got back from NYC.

I had a fantastic time.
Wow. There's nothing like some fantastic live jazz in an intimate setting to put the audio journey into perspective. I was fortunate to get to the Blue Note (where I heard The New Gary Burton Quartet) and the Village Vanguard (where I heard The Ravi Coltrane Quintet) in the same evening.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Beautiful Radio Shack integrated amp.

Update: Nothing to needs cleaning, and I haven't had the time.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just arrived. Just refoamed. Sound Dynamics 100S.

This looks like a cheap cel phone picture, but is actually a photo taken with my regular camera on a tripod in really, really low light. The speakers (baby brother to the 12S, that I enjoyed) are very nice, better integrated than the 1200 SMTs . I'll tell you more tomorrow.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Update: Technical Difficulties. Email. Over!

Thanks to Bell (support in India) for fixing my problem in 45 minutes, not the 48 hour worst case scenario.

On Friday, my sent box in the clouds, that I wasn't aware even existed, was briefly full, and e-mails were bouncing back. This was rectified by Saturday morning thanks to Bell (support in El Salvador), but now there are problems with Sympatico's mail servers. I haven't received e-mail in 11 hours. If I gave you my number, please call. I'll let you know as soon as I'm up and running.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gotta love the vintage Sony.

And it sounds beautiful:
rich, clean and musical (not necessarily in that order).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Just arrived. Mission 737R.

Update: These are way better than the 737s with Audax tweeters I had last summer. I stand corrected. The tweeters in the current 737Rs aren't merely Mission badged Vifas, they're Mission designed and manufactured.
These are more recent, I think, than the 737s I had in June of 2010, and have what appear to be Mission badged Vifa tweeters, not Audax. I am loving them right now, perhaps more than those. I'll have more to say soon, as I've the Audax and Vifa tweeters in completely different systems lately (the Audax/Polydax in the Enigmas, the Vifas in a set of newer Angstrom monitors I haven't told you about, because they're from the 90s).

Thursday, September 1, 2011