Audio Gear

 

Rabco ST-7

 

Rabco ST-7

The lovely, yet finicky, Rabco ST-7 Linear Tracking turntable by Harman Kardon.

Rare these days. My late, great dad was intrigued and called it the “Rabco Stick.”

Never did get one, though. Seen ‘em for around $400.

 

 

a-s3000

 

a-s3000

A Yamaha A-S3000 integrated amp. Yamaha is back into high-end instruments again after a bit of a hiatus. More stuff for me to ogle as the wealthy enjoy the luscious sound… $8,000 list or, just 7 for a little while! Quick, run! Lol.

Keep dreamin,’ Ig.

 

 

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I’ve a friend in Jolly ‘Ole who has one of these and has used it as the main ‘ub to record for decades and ‘ave ‘er own record label. And stuff. Yeah!

Peace

Be well

 

 

ux581gv

 

ux581gv

If I ever need to replace my trusty old R2, this one is…

The winner.

Why?

Because it has TWO Thunderbolt 3 ports!

That’s HUGE!

It’s the only rig I’ve found, so far, besides it’s predecessor, the 550, that can boast that feature. I guess ASUS is the only one that “gets it.”

Peace

Be well

 

 

Bigfoot screams Sierra Nevada, July 1, 2019

Paranormal Central
Published on Jul 12, 2019

My family and I returned to a spot where we went camping last year. No reason on the spot, The wife just found this location on maps. Last year, as we slept, my 12 year old son woke up to something slapping our trailer. As he was looking up at the window thru the blinds, he saw something very big walk by the window covering the whole window.. from the ground to the top of the window is 7 feet.. it scared him so bad he jumped in bed with us crying hysterically. So we decided to go back, but this time with my sound equipment.. All we were hoping was to get some wood knocks. Well, we got more than that… it went on for a little more than 9 minutes. Needless to say, we will never forget that night…

I am going to need to listen to this a few more times. Yes.

These screams, after just this first listen, are some of the strangest sounds I’ve clapped ears on. Quite a lot of them don’t sound much like screams to my mind. As of now. I am at a loss for words to describe them, even. Tomorrow, when I’m less pooped.

Is it … singing? Is it a concert? Of sorts?

That would be strange.

Interesting discussion going on here.

 

 

Trident 88

Trident88 16 Channel Console with Analog VU Meters

A serious Nirvana-type trip, y’dig? Yes, this thing, inheriting all the goodness of the legendary Trident 80-series console by Mr. John Oram, known as the father of British EQ, is the real thing, as they say. It’s about $25K as it is in the picture. That fee is truly not bad at all seeing as it’s an actual, real, living Trident and all. smi

 

 

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Paul and Art in the control room with The Great Roy Halee, during the making of the classic and timeless Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

Dig them big, beefy Neveian, Focusritey knobs! Knobs. It’s such a warm and fuzzy word. So nice and woody. Not tinny at all!

Oh, baby.

 

 

SL-1200 MK7

Just announced… SL-1200 MK7 !

Wow and flutter 0.025% ! Plays 78s !

Only $999.99 !

One can pre order if you have a kilodollar to spare.

I’d snag it in a heartbeat.

 

 

ref750

Audio Research REF750
Monoblock Amplifier Pair

Retail Price: $55,000.00

The Reference 750 is prepared to deliver 750 watts of power into speaker loads of 4, 8 and 16 ohms. This is achieved by the use of a massive, custom-built power transformer delivering current from sixteen KT120 vacuum tubes. Thanks to extensive testing and strict selection of tubes, the amplifier requires little maintenance and obviates the need for costly and sonically deleterious automatic bias systems. Power supply regulation is also achieved by vacuum tube with a 6550WE and 6H30 driver. The bulk power supply energy storage has been increased to 1300 joules, a 30% increase over the preceding REF610T. Tube bias is controlled by two KT120 tubes, each driving a bank of eight tubes.

Power output 750 watts per channel continuous from 20Hz to 20kHz. 1kHz total harmonic distortion typically 0.5% at 750 watts, below .04% at 1 watt.
Approximate actual power available at “clipping” 850 watts (1kHz). (Note that actual power output is dependent upon both line voltage and “condition” i.e.: if power line has high distortion, maximum power will be affected adversely, although from a listening standpoint this is not very critical.)
Power bandwidth (-3dB points) 15Hz to 150kHz.
Frequency response (-3dB points at 1 watt) 1 Hz to 200 kHz.
Input sensitivity 4.6V RMS Balanced for rated output. (24 dB gain into 8 ohms.)
Input impedance 200K ohms Balanced.
Output taps 4, 8, 16 ohms.
Output regulation Approximately 0.5dB 16 ohm load to open circuit.
Overall negative feedback 13dB
Damping factor Approximately 17
Distortion
Slew rate 20 volts/microsecond
Rise time 1.5 microseconds
Hum & noise Less than 0.2mV RMS – 110dB below rated output (IHF-A weighted, input shorted, 16 ohm output).
Power supply energy storage Approximately 1300 joules.
Power requirements 105-130VAC 60Hz (260-750VAC 50Hz) 2100 watts at rated output, 2400 watts maximum, 800 watts at “idle”.
Tube complement (8) Matched pairs KT120 Power Output; (1) 6550WE Regulator; (1) 6H30 Regulator Amplifier; (1) matched pair KT120 Driver; (1) 6H30 follower.
Other
Dimensions 13.5″ (34.3 cm) W x 23″ (58.4 cm) H x 20.8″ (52.8 cm) D. Handles extend 1.5″ (3.8 cm) forward and rearward.
Weight 170 lbs. (77.2 kg) Net; 395 lbs. (180 kg) per pair shipped weight.

Well, gosh. Pretty dreamy. So far out of reach that its nearly incomprehensible. But there are a lot of rather rich folks out there and these will sell out!

Just… wow.

 

 

1inch2t

 

1inch2t

 

1inch2t

 

1inch2t

Mara Machines
June 13 at 1:21 PM

It’s alive! The first Mara 1” two track. We love helping make advancements on tape machines, we have a couple more interesting Mara Machines coming out soon, keep checking back!

This would have to be the ultimate analog audio recording device. Surpassing any and everything made in the past. This is, in fact, The Christ.

All kneel…