In 2018, my (now defunct) record label reissued the Embraced album, An Orchestrated Failure, on vinyl for the first time since the initial release in 2002. We chose to press the LP on 180 gram vinyl and remaster the album with Brad Boatright (Converge and Defeater) and even tweaked the artwork layout with Michael Muller … Continue reading Embraced – An Orchestrated Failure -VINYL – UPDATED!!!
This a General Electric T-104A AM tube radio manufactured in 1960. The radio arrived in great physical condition (no cracks, chips or missing pieces) although it did need a thorough cleaning both inside and out. The radio was not operational, all it did was make a loud humming noise when operating. See below video of … Continue reading General Electric T-104A Radio Restoration
SOLD: Buy this radio from my new Etsy store! I recently received this cute little Sears solid state AM radio for repair. This radio is a solid state model and was manufactured between 1968-70. As you can hear in the video below, when she first arrived all she did was produce a very low hum. … Continue reading 1968 Sears Solid State AM Radio Restoration
Let’s play a game where I have $1,000 to build a compact stereo system of components that I’ve read a lot of information about but have yet to hear in person. In this scenario I want a simple, compact set up that provides an amplifier, turntable, speakers and the ability to stream music from my … Continue reading Building a Stereo for Less Than $1000
Nick Lowe – Labour of Lust A friend recently posted on Instagram their purchase of Nick Lowe’s Labour of Lust LP and I commented on just how underrated this album is. He replied with what most people do, “I know Jesus of Cool but haven’t heard this one yet. Looking forward to it.” A week … Continue reading What I’m Listening To: 7.12.18
All I wanted was a Marantz 2270 receiver but prices were escalating between $750-$1,000 for used units and that was just too far out of my budget. I’d been researching vintage receivers for over a year, having decided I wanted to completely rebuild my stereo system from the ground up with all vintage gear. I … Continue reading Vintage Audio Love: Where It All Started
Here are some interesting things I found on the internet this week: The Zen of Watch Maintenance by Jeremy K I don’t wear a watch but I felt a kindred spirit in Jeremy when reading his article about deciding to fix an old watch rather than simply buy a new one. Jeremy and I are … Continue reading Favorite Internet Finds: 7.6.18