This one got to me. I can’t say it better than the pianist about this rescued elephant:
“Mongkol is a 61-year-old former logging elephant. His captive-held life was spent hauling trees in the Thai forest. click to read more
We’re approaching that time of the year in the the upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere where static electricity is beginning to show itself.
There are two approaches to eliminating (or at least minimizing) static electricity in your vinyl playback system.
Two great guitarists having a fun time together.
That’s all she wrote, follks! Kick back and enjoy (if only they were on vinyl).
Listening to these two bluegrass shredders, I feel just a bit inadequate (my guitar playing), but the world is a richer place because of talents like this, and they certainly set an aspirational target.
It’s late at night, and a drunk (on a street corner) is apparently looking for something he lost.
A passer by asks what he’s looking for, to which the drunk replies: “my keys”.
The passer by asks where he last saw them, and the drunk points to a distant spot: “somewhere over there”.
The passer by asks: “why are you looking over here, then?”
Wait for it … click to read more
With COVID and social distancing restrictions, we’re more reliant on feedback from our beta testers, other trusted individuals, and of course our customers through our 30-day approval program for our cable designs.
The results have been encouraging, and there have been a few “anticipated surprises” along the way. Is there such a thing as an anticipated surprise? Is that a known, unknown?
We got to thinking about whether a Goldilocks cable is possible.
After setting up an Ikeda arm and cartridge last week (link to that post is here), I took to rearranging my stable of cartridges which are mounted to removable, Jelco headshells. One of them is a Denon DL 103R.
It occurred to me that it’s been years since I’ve run that cartridge, and more importantly, that it never had the benefit of my current tool set – including the Feickert software and a USB microscope. What would a setup with modern tools yield?
A customer purchased an Ikeda 345 tonearm and Ikeda Kai cartridge.
Because of COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing, we got creative and set his arm and cartridge up remotely.
The goal was to perform the setup chez Galibier and provide as near of a plug and play installation for the customer as possible – while being 2,000 miles from the customer’s listening room.
Our customers expect a lot of us, and one of them is a fellow you may know from his Audiogon screen name: “palasr”.
He was an early Galibier adopter and when Joel Durand asked me for recommendations for a beta test group for the Durand Talea, he was one of the first people who came to mind.
He just received delivery of his controller update and conveyed his impressions to me.