Central horn


It’s such a pleasure to enjoy handcrafting horns for friends that understand that sounds systems are only just part of the sound reproduction race. The space and life around the music enjoyment is the very very important factor. We share a great deal with friends outside the audio focus that initially brought us together.

Here one 13Audio  we13a that has a very nice patina…placed in the living/workspace of my good freind D…his wife creates some stunning art in their spaces. Working and having sound from a pure and simple single horn like the western electric 13a will take the experience to a whole new level. Yes I will install in my next woodwork shop a big baby horn! Hey….why not?

D’s wants his system to grow….he just needs to be patient!

Nadine Debien works can be discovered here : Nadine Debien






1939 machines talk from minds


The « VODER » doesn’t that sound like a character from Star Wars or Star Trek?

Great historical piece explaining exactly what the Voder is, was… the first device that could generate continuous human speech electronically. The flowing composition of the many speech sounds had to be done manually in real-time on a special keyboard.

Video is here

Bell Laboratories (think Western Electric….) developed this back in 1939…to say it took so long for this type of technology to become mainstream as we know it today is amazing.

It’s all about making inventions work?

Note that at minute 4:25 a comment is made about women using the “Voder” and the speaker in a calm manner says regarding women using the Voder

“It requires a particular combination of particular talents that is not too common”…wow…. things have changed indeed!

So maybe that is what it never hit the mass market?

All fun…