A Trip To Fellow Blogger

Time had come to get together to taste the Western Electric 13 taking the opportunity that our good friend M was in town, we gathered three nationalities Polish,  French, English and a German. Having followed this blog you might not have overseen that someone was “deeply” involved in Western Electric Horns and playing around with…

The western electric 13a, sound?

It has been asked about and asked about, what does the WE13a sound like? Now there was the WE12a and WE13a “combo” demonstration at the Munich highend this year and yes this is/was impressive in its own rights standing as it was as a demonstration that not much has really changed. “HUGE” credits to the…

Second western electric 13a

Work starts again on second we13a. As explained in previous article the temptation to listen to a stereo setup with we13a is just too great. Okay hard work to make that happen but when you are hooked! Here image is some aligning work fitting the cast iron throat to 1st wooden section. All fun…

Do Not Sell at Any Price’ and ‘Dust & Grooves

We know here that the good old black records have always been keepers. Some of us watched the decline of the LP that was pushed aside by the shinny cd disks that invaded the planet. We have see the revival of the old dusty grooves that bring more than just the music but the sheer…

Western electric 46 playing to we13a.

Certain that this never happened in the history of sound as the we13a was never shipped to Europe given its short life span. Now if anybody knows better please tell us….! But reckon that there is something special to have a we46 to drive a big western electric horn. The salvaged ones need work and…

WE46 amplifier restoring with music

Was feeling that as the throats for the WE13a are being made and progress on second WE13a is on hold that it was time to pull out the dusty WE46 and restore back to original condition. But working with music is better in my world so i decided to restore in my office and enjoy…

The second western electric 13a build

Snap shot of the second horn nearing completion. As I make these in France things may be delayed! Indeed foundry doing the casting will close for a month!….like all over France getting things down in July and August is hard work….places closed, less workforce…let’s see! All fun…

Radio broadcasting in 1931…

So we have here an inventive individual using a turntable to play out from speakers that then are picked up by the microphone to be broadcasted. Wow…great idea! For a short while I was thinking that the image on the wall was his DNA…. All fun….

Lateral or vertical ?

The original wax drums were cut vertically “hill-and-dale” and we owe the credit to Thomas Edison. Then came Berliner and his flat disc that adopted the lateral movement, why not? And then later came the Acetate Bakelite, Vinyl for the Radio Broadcast Transcriptions that offered greater silence . Yes but the idler wheel drive turntables…