Wooden tonearm, 1911?

Interesting development back in 1911 when vitaphone introduced their tonearm that could playback lateral and the rare vertical cut records. With this they got rid of the heavy soundbox unit like this : Think mega VTF….! The tonearm has its acoustical reproduction assembly at its base to then claim to get rid of the “metallic,…

Best solutions are simple!

At the 2016 Munich show the Silbatone team needed to avoid mid range shoutiness off the rear wall just cancelling some of it with a low tec solution. Yet awesome bass produced by the “small” sub… Now they did not do run out to get any high tec room compensation solution that was the popular…

Back to basics

You’ve seen Audio16 has split into its two different paths. I will be following my good freind E as he will be following me. We will unite behind the scenes. Now it’s back to basis. The previous pair of we12a have been put in storage. This we13a was gathering dust in a corner of my…

Now isn't this Cool…..

Twin decks for mono all provided by Tannoy for the navy in 1935…… Hello sailor ! Yes the tree was optional…! All fun…    

Work in progress

Sections of western electric 12a’s being built to attend a very special event this coming  winter. Making we12a horns takes time between my profession, private life and general fun I like to indulge in. Yes B and JC these will be ready promised! All fun…

iPhone & western electric 12a

Maybe not the best video quality or sound recording but this is what it is…an iPhone fixed to a western electric 12a with some putty and off you go. I intend to have at one point a three X we12a setup that is one configuration that is documented in the Western Electric documentation. Yes mono…