Men who listen "All in your head"

  By Avis Cardella When H says he listens to music because, “It’s a meditation thing—a way of focusing the mind on just one thing,”—my curiosity is piqued. Can the mind respond singularly to music? Are there music specific pathways in the brain? A New York Times journalist asked this question and submitted herself to…

You said capacitors…!

  Been busy on big, bigger projects…but still indulging…. You know that if you scout the forums of the audio community and you can read all about capacitors that this does one thing, the other does another and so on.. Some of the hardcore western electric enthusiasts know that the western electric TA 4115 or…

No free lunch…?

Been pretty quiet recently and not posted anything whilst my blog partner has been busy posting his take on the audio mania. Actually been busy and very (very…) focused doing the “metal” side of my replica western electric horns. Yes the castings models. Here for the western electric 12a. My previous moulds got damaged at…

Radio fm 2015 to 2016

It was written here in a previous article about the very very fortunate people in France who can enjoy endless music that climbs all over the musical genres and the all this via air born frequencies. The sole reason that I paid so much attention to antenna, cable from and yes tuner….tonight with some good…

1930…If you have a big wall

This would be a great project if one has a rear wall that is big enough. We all know that quality bass is proportional to size and despite the commercial claims and reassuring graphs of small subs etc…once you hear a true bass horn sized to purpose you understand that they are commercial claims. All…

Men who listen 6 : NOT BROKEN

By Avis Cardella There’s a fascinating show going on right now in the Duveen Gallery at London’s Tate Britain, museum. It’s titled, War Damaged Musical Instruments, by the sound artist Susan Philipsz, and, as its name implies, consists of musical instruments that have been damaged in war. The show includes bugles that once were played…

MEN WHO LISTEN PART FIVE: JAZZ MAGICIANS, TELEPORTATION, AND SUCH…

by Avis Cardella I think of H as a jazz magician. When he speaks about jazz, it’s easy to get the feeling he’s conjuring some kind of magic. Get him to recommend some LP’s and you’ll feel like you’ve gone to nirvana. He’s that good. Almost everyone I’ve spoken with agrees. It must be linked…

Playing the 555 drivers 

Some months back l announced a 555 shoutout and so it happened. It was best to gather a bunch of good ears that have some experience listening to the western electric horns. The regular high end listener can take a while to really understand what is going on. We had to eliminate that risk. So…