Enter supporting content here

Playing around with the web site.

YAK YAK YAK  Why anyone would want to read this is beyond me.


July 18, 2017--- During the past nine months I have made upgrades to my audio system. I replaced the AQ King Cobra interconnects with AQ Columbia. A noticable better difference. Tung-Sol tubes are now in the amp and I like their musicallity. Also, AQ Gibraltar bi-wire speaker cable replaced the Kimber 8TC. They have better definition, but are a little laid back. My system now sounds better than I've ever had. I suppose replacing the amp may be the next step up. Anyway, I'm basically happy with the changes and plan to enjoy what I've got for a while. Roll Tide!

Archive Newer | Older

Thursday, November 25, 2010

RCA 12AX7 tube for EQ.
A double surprise! The RCA's that are older than me arrived yesterday. They measure on the low side of good, but they still work. I installed them and let them warm up. What happened next was pure magic. I listened to Mannheim Steamroller and was very impressed by the tonal quality with the new tubes.Just when I think it can't get any better, it does. I think back to when I was 30, and how good I thought my system sounded then. There is always room for improvement.
8:07 am cst 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another new Mic.
Just what I need, another mic from EBay ($29). This one is a Shure 550L. However, it is a chocolate color. The mic cable is very good also. A quick look at the wiring diagram at Shure.com and it is now on the Yaesu. I used it last night and got good reports (as if I didn't know I would).SH550L.JPG
10:55 am cst 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Tubes

Last night I was up late on 40 meters when the thought occurred to me that my Behringer tube equalizer still has the original tubes in it. How could I have overlooked that? A quick trip to EBay has rectified that situation. A matched pair of RCA 12ax7's from 1950 & 52 are on the way. They were only 25 dollars. I have several EH 12ax7's, but I have found that the older U.S., British, and German made tubes have a tone to them that is darn near unbeatable. I can hardly wait. The mail will probably be a little slow because of the holidays coming up.

8:51 am cst 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Magic of the Internet

This world of Internet communication is amazing. Several days ago I typed in the maiden name of some one I haven't seen in over 35 years. The picture of a pretty young woman came up on Face Book. She looked a lot like the person I was searching for. I sent a message asking if she was related to the older woman. She replied that she was her niece. She was kind enough to take the time to inform me on how the woman, and her sisters, are doing. Just 15 years ago, this could have never occurred.

12:52 pm cst 

Archive Newer | Older

Enter content here

Enter content here