Vintage Sounding

These hand-me-down cans have been languishing unloved for decades. The original owner’s pipe smoke smell has finally half-lifed so put them on for a listen. Very comfortable to wear and quite a smooth old school sound I guess. Smooth, not fatiguing or over emphasised at either end of the spectrum with some mid frequency colour…

Moon In The Room

Look at the cost too. Not quite sure of the year here (mid 70’s?). Mind you much of that kit would have a good chance of still working today or at least be repairable in the right hands. Not sure you could say that of many modern electronic products. But then the whole notion of…

What Price The Past?

I’m eternally fascinated by the nostalgia fuelled lure of the vintage and dunfunkt. This applies especially to vintage electronics which command a sometimes incredulous level of monetary worth due to their scarcity. Take Sony’s long defunct Betamax video tape recorders. A working model at auction can fetch anything up to £300. And that’s in a world where…

Cassetted

This vintage cassette was sitting in a drawer at my parents.Must be circa early to mid 70’s.

A Garage Graveyard Where Things Get Forgotten

My Dad’s garage is a place where once loved bits and pieces sit in silence waiting to be used again. An old black and white TV that was bought for camping and in case of power cuts that never returned (it could be powered by mains or 12v battery). A bakelite phone with the original…