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Showing posts from July, 2016

Shippensburg Music Festival 2016

From 1999-2008, I spent three weeks of July making music with these wonderful musicians at the Luhrs Center. It was great to be back!

Vidcaps of rehearsals 
1st week R. Strauss - Metamorphosen
2nd week Schubert Symphony No. 9 - Finale
3rd week Verdi - La Traviata

Capital Audiofest 2016

Here's my Vintage/DIY centric point of view of the July 8-10, 2016 event at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, MD.
EMIA Custom turntable and tonearm
2 x 300B amps per channel  using high nickel content iron  wound and designed by Dave Slagle
Bi-amped stacked QUAD ESLs
DejaVu Audio
Mint Garrard 301 + Ortofon tonearm + Koetsu Rosewood  in a custom plinth

Custom tube preamp and amp by Aldo D'Urso using vintage Western Electric tubes, iron, paper in oil caps and carbon composition resistors.

Speaker system by Aldo D'Urso  Altec 803A woofers, 60s vintage Japanese horns + Jensen RP302 super tweeters.
Aldo D'Urso and Vu Hoang
DC Audio DIY
Joe Roberts' Garrard 301 + Schick 12" tonearm in a custom plinth
Joe Roberts' Altec 756B in 3 cubic foot sealed cabinets on retro mid-century modern hairpin legged stands. Highs are augmented by Fountek ribbon tweeters through paper in oil caps and transformer attenuators. Hey Joe, you need Altec 3000s tweets there instead ;)


Leica Store SoHo NYC

While strolling around SoHo NYC,  we stumbled upon this Leica store. This guy looked so familiar, I had an inkling he was the one who sold me my Leica M6 at Tamarkin waaay back in '96! I was right! Nice seeing you again, Craig!