Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wow, what a great album.

This came out of left field for me. Kacey Musgraves is a wonderful songwriter.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday update

Both of my digital cameras are dead. I've experimented with a couple of new ones this week, one that left me very unsatisfied. I expect to be posting photos again soon.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fresh, familiar,joyful, generous, fierce. I'm grateful for this album.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

JBL 4406 photos.

These are great sounding little monitors from 1986 (from the line that included the 4412), with that big, punchy JBL sound. One of the cabinets is a bit swollen at the joints, but the cabinet itself is very solid.

I quickly rebuilt the chips on the right speaker baffle with epoxy, painted both baffles (after removing and checking out the components), used Restore-A-Finish & Feed-N-Wax on the cabinets. I think they look presentable enough to allow the elegance of JBLs understated industrial design to shine through. Here are the specs.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mission Argonauts in progress.

Stripped, sanded, baffles repainted.
  In repainting the baffles, I made deliberate the decision to cover the ARGONAUT graphic...the MISSION logo appears 4 times on the front of each speaker, and as a professional graphic designer, I decided that there was more than enough branding.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Surprising JBL630s

That's what they call them, no space between the letters and numbers. These are from the early eighties, and sound quite nice, very JBL. They use two 6.5" woofers and a titanium laminate dome tweeter in a wide, narrow rear ported, very solid cabinet. They're sounding very punchy (but not the last word in detail) driven by the Mission Cyrus One.