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Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum

By | September 21st, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |


Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |


By | September 18th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

Sound Technology 1500A Tape Recorder Test System Part II

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

This guy has been interesting. A computer of sorts from 1980. Removed all the boards and started replacing tantalum capacitors one by one. Once the big values were replaced each board came to life and finally the screen came on. The voltages also were correct.  Next step is calibration and try to pass the self test..

RIP Ric Ocasek

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

One of the coolest cats to walk the earth. The Cars certainly rounded out the 80’s nicely.
Thanks for all the great tunes. 


By | September 15th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

Sex Machine Super Sex Version 
Gawd dang this band is hot…..
The opposite end of the spectrum… Flying Lizards trying to get on up… 
Perhaps my new favorite cover.. 

High-Quality Horn Loudspeaker Systems By Bjorn Kolbrek and Thomas Dunker

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , , , |

Thomas and Bjorn have just completed a major work on horn audio history. They have spent the last 14 or 15 years on this tome. I can’t imagine the passion and dedication that went into this book. They literally spent years in research and writing. I hope to meet these gentlemen in person some day as it would be a priveledge.
They just annouced their website with information for the book. I am pleased to announce it will be available on amazon.… Read the full article

Klipsch Belle Patent 1973

By | September 11th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

Sound Technologies ST1500A – Tape and LP Test System

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

Chris and have been working on this guy off and on for a while. There is finally light at the end of the tunnel.  Here is a pic of the ancient guts.

 With these boards removed we get all the correct voltages. Not so much when they are installed. I started replacing all the orange tantalum caps… Lots of caps.
This is what the input board does to the 1500A. Very sad. 

 Fortunately with the input board removed there are some signs of life.… Read the full article