An old friend left a note at Letchworth State Park

An old friend left a note at Letchworth State Park

October 28, 2017

Letchworth State Park, in NY is known for its beauty and fall foliage. We were there recently and found this note someone had left for an old friend. I am sure they would be happy to know it was read by many. Scroll down to read the note:  

So I went to the Hi Fi store today

So I went to the Hi Fi store today

October 28, 2017

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});I had not been to the Speaker Shop in Amherst Ny in quite a while.  Like maybe 20 years.  I’m not really sure.  I found myself driving by today so I took a few minutes to have a look. They even invited me upstairs to look around in the ultra high … Read More

Infinity Speaker Video

Infinity Speaker Video

August 30, 2017

Here is a classic video about Infinity Speakers. Infinity Speaker Technology Explained – Video Features the Classic Infinity Speaker Model Line of the late 80’s when Infinity was still run by the two Original Founders Arnie Nudell and Cary Christie!

Building A basement Home Theater

Building A basement Home Theater

May 26, 2017

This has been a multi year process for me. We let our basement get REALLY bad. It was piled up with junk and partially torn apart to expose the heat ducts and pipes for service… This is what it looked like before I started the theater.   We had some plans for finishing it so … Read More

Pouring a stamped concrete front porch

Pouring a stamped concrete front porch

May 16, 2017

We had this horrible front porch when we moved in.  It looked home made, the concrete was all broken and flaking, the bricks were all uneven and busted.  It had to go.   So the contractor started busting it out. After it was ripped out they built a retaining wall (you can see it in … Read More

1982 Tech HiFi Catalog

1982 Tech HiFi Catalog

May 15, 2017

Here are some of the pages of the 1982 Tech HiFi catalog.  They did a great job of showing their products being used and offering something at every price point.  I just about wore this catalog out in 1982.   (These pages are being shared under Fair Use and we do not own the information … Read More

Stainless Steel Fire Pit Cooking Grate

Stainless Steel Fire Pit Cooking Grate

May 13, 2017

I just added this stainless steel cooking grate to my fire pit install over the weekend. It was custom made by my cousin who is a welder. I was just going to set it on the block but he hooked me up with an adjustable height system. It works “GRATE”!

Build A retaining wall

Build A retaining wall

May 9, 2017

This is not my handi work. A few years back we had our front porch redone with stamped concrete and the contractor suggested a decorative wall and post. In our case it was not really retaining anything. Just more of a divider. We said sure and here is how it came out.       … Read More

Vintage Klipsch Speaker Instruction Manual

Vintage Klipsch Speaker Instruction Manual

May 6, 2017

I believe this came with the Kg2’s I bought from a friend.   (This brochure is show for education purposes only under fair use.  We do not own the copyright to this manual)

Our visit to Big Sky Movie Ranch – Little House Set location

Our visit to Big Sky Movie Ranch – Little House Set location

May 6, 2017

In 2012 we took a 22 day road trip across country from Buffalo to California and back.  This day was one of the highlights of the trip. (the “today” mentioned in the images was actually in July of 2012) We do not own any of the screen shots from the show.  They are used here … Read More

Refoaming My Infinity woofers

Refoaming My Infinity woofers

May 6, 2017

This was a refoam job I did on my Infinity Kappa 6.  I would guess they were about 20 years old at the time. I had not used the speakers in a while and they were in the basement.  I was mortified when I first saw them.   These were the only tools needed after … Read More

Tannoy Reveal 6D -4 photos

Tannoy Reveal 6D -4 photos

May 4, 2017

Not sure these count as vintage but they are great speakers. I have these hooked up to my computer in my office.  Have had them about 10 years now.  They sound terrific.  My only complaint is the switch on the front to shut them off is very cheesy feeling.  

Realistic STA-7 System 7 reciever

Realistic STA-7 System 7 reciever

May 4, 2017

I had wanted one of these set ups REALLY bad as a kid.  Stumbled on it at the thrift shop not long ago. Works pretty well but the left channel seems to be out.  So I am running 2 speakers from the right.

Klipsch Outdoor Speakers

Klipsch Outdoor Speakers

May 4, 2017

Got these a few years ago. had them outside for a while, then we resided the house and have not hung them back up yet.  I was not super happy with the sound from these.  Have to give them another try.

Basement Sound System Photos

Basement Sound System Photos

May 3, 2017

This was my basement set up while in High School. A friend and  I had a mobile DJ system and we set up this “home radio station” set up in the basement.  Lots of hours of fun down there.    

My Teenage bedroom audio system 1980 something…

My Teenage bedroom audio system 1980 something…

May 3, 2017

This was my audio set up in my bedroom as a teenager.  I built the rack and the speaker stands as well as the accessory shelf on the wall. That is a realistic reel to reel (made ny Teac), Technics SA-222, Speakers were Pioneer HPM-900, Turntable Technics SL-10 (hard to see on the bottom of … Read More

Vintage Klipsch KG2

Vintage Klipsch KG2

May 2, 2017

I got these Klipsch KG2’s sometime in the late 80’s – early 90’s.  They were perfect.  Just the right size, they pack an incredible punch.  Really enjoyed them greatly. But I just had too many speakers and something had to go.  I sold them about 10 years ago now.  Miss them often.    

EVUTEC AER KARBON BLACK CASE W/ AFIX DASH MOUNT FOR IPHONE

EVUTEC AER KARBON BLACK CASE W/ AFIX DASH MOUNT FOR IPHONE

May 2, 2017

This is a case and dash mount kit combined.  I have had several other dash mounts that clip into the heater vents but they always break or are very hard to get in and out.  This one is so simple, so far I love it.  No moving parts.  Super easy to use and holds better … Read More

Technics Linear Phase Speaker System

Technics Linear Phase Speaker System

May 2, 2017

I picked these up at a garage sale for $35.  They were in pretty good shape. I didn’t keep them.  Have too many sets of speakers already.  : )

Moving and re-felting a pool table – Step by Step

Moving and re-felting a pool table – Step by Step

May 2, 2017

  So our neighbors wanted to get rid of their pool table (3 pcs slate table) and we were actually just putting a bar / theater in our basement so it would have been a great addition to our basement remodel project.  But I was intimidated by the thought of moving and re-felting the table. I … Read More

Infinity Kappa 6 Speakers

Infinity Kappa 6 Speakers

May 2, 2017

These were the first pair of speakers I ever bought new. I think it was about 1992 or so when I got them.  I was working for a large stereo store so I was able to get them at just about cost.  I seem to recall they retailed for $699 each. I re foamed them … Read More

Technics SL-10 Direct Drive Linear Tracking Turntable

Technics SL-10 Direct Drive Linear Tracking Turntable

May 2, 2017

I LOVED this turntable.  My dad bought it for me when I was about 14 or 15 years old for $250.  It was used from a serviceman who had purchased it from the PX in Germany.  It was Very highly regarded and would play standing up or on it side, even upside down.  I had … Read More

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 7

Building a Solid White Oak Desk Part 7

April 29, 2017

And here is the finished product.  7′ x 30 deep front desk and a 4′ x 24″ deep side desk.  Both made from 100% solid 8/4 quarter sawn white oak, with NO FASTENERS other than glue.