Miscellaneous Audio and Related Links
||Antonio collects and restores mostly classic U.S.A. tube (valve)
gear. Lots of brochure scans and equipment pictures primarily of Marantz and
Museum and Mailing List
||Learn about this classic company's history.
||An important part of many audio systems is the FM tuner.
Millions have enjoyed countless hours of broadcast music and have taped
millions of hours of programming. But have you considered using an outdoor
antenna for your FM reception? The improvement can be astounding.
||Do you like old radios, television, amateur radio and the
like? Well visit the
Wireless Association for a good time.
||Located in London, England. They specialize in building high
quality, hand crafted units but at affordable prices, plus amplifier repair,
service & modification including complete electronic restoration and rebuilding
of vintage amps.
||Frequently Asked Questions about Audio "stuff". This is a
good source of basic common sense information on a wide variety of audio
topics. It is but one of "many" FAQ's available at
Internet FAQ Archives
which is a great source for information on a huge variety of issues. For
instance, did you ever wonder about the meaning of Don McLean's "American
||Tremendous site featuring hundreds of links, articles, etc.
for all things audio including computer audio plus video and home theatre.
||Full featured site for audio fans including reviews, shopping,
forums and more. Vintage equipment reviews are included along with the more
current equipment reviews.
Cartridge Setup: A Beginner's Guide
||Great basic information for your turntable cartridge understanding...
not only for beginners. Also see
Alignment: Understanding It
||Valuation page with years sold, original retail price for mostly
70's equipment from Luxman, McIntosh, Marantz, Pioneer, Sansui and Yamaha..
||Ben Blish's site with lots of data, specs, pictures of classic
gear. specializing in Marantz, Pioneer, Technics.
||(Used to be called Classic Audio). David Dick's site for
quality used audio gear, tubes, and more. Also Audio Nirvana, Fostex, PAudio
and home of the *World's Best* Lowther Speakers.
||They bill themselves as the Premier Virtual Junk Store with
a great assortment of
"stuff" including used electronics.
Dual Reference Web
||Dual fans, look no further.
||Largest online auction site in the world. Yes I know that everyone
knows about this great place or cesspool (you decide), but it gives me a handy
place to click.
||Check out Geoff's *Get Reel CD* site with lots of information
about tape recording history and vintage Reel to Reel equipment from the 1940's
through the 1980's.
||Super nice examples of Custom Built single-ended audio gear.
Check these out!
Vintage Hi-Fi Stereo Archive
||Just a really terrific site for Scott fans. This site has lots
of audio history, links to very interesting stuff. Everyone should check this
Heathkit Virtual Museum
||Terrific site for Heath Kit fans with lots of pictures, ad copy,
specifications and links to other Heath Kit sites.
||The most comprehensive Heath Kit site on the net!
||Extensive web site directory for audio.
||Obsolete Technology For A New Millennium. Dr. 8-Track's (George
Butts) site for 8-Track and Quad. Check his 8-Track FAQ for lots of good info.
(JBL & Altec) Lansing
||Wow! This site has lots of information about JBL, Altec Lansing,
JBL in the Seventies, JBL Professional and much, much more than JBL history.
It contains or leads to fascinating history about many company names you will
recognize like Ampex, AT&T, Bell Labs, Fender, Harmon, Jensen, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(MGM), RCA, Sparkomatic, Telex, Western-Electric, . Set aside some time
and explore it.
||Reel to Reel Calibration (test) tapes and *lots* of technical
Oak Tree Vintage always has
a good selection on his classic
Hi-Fi / Stereo Gear
page that has been checked, cleaned, repaired, etc. to insure worry-free operation
and is usually offered with a limited warranty. Oak Tree Enterprises is great
site to visit for all kinds of other stuff too like musical instruments, guitars,
stage lighting, keyboards, test equipment, antique radios, clocks, fans and
a host of other items. Besides that, he knows how to build an interesting website.
Like us, he prefers to build it the way he likes it instead of the sterile,
cookie-cutter appearance and content of typical sites.
Pat's Tube and
||For tube fans & DIY'ers. Emphasis on Tube HiFi, Guitar, Recording.
||Perfect Sound Forever = an online music magazine, in 'business'
since 1993. One of the oldest, longest running web-zines. Vinyl fans, check
The Vinyl Anachronist for some interesting takes on LP's, the current
state of music equipment and other off-beat stuff.
Quad Pages on the Web
||Page with great links for you 4 Channel Quadraphonic fans.
||This site has a *bunch* of links for vinyl fans. Record collectors,
check this out!
Recording Technology History
||Interesting historical information about the history of recording.
||Lots of audio buffs like radio stuff too! So here's a good one,
updated weekly since 1996. Reelradio is the Reel Top 40 Radio Repository for
the Preservation & Presentation of Music Radio History with "tons" of interesting
information. Hey, they even have one of my old favorites from the early 60s,
Dick Biondi. I spent many nights with my portable AM/FM radio under the covers
listening to him blasting out of Chicago on AM clear channel WLS. Old rumor
I heard was that he lost his gig there when he said, "Here's to all you virgins
out there." Someone correct me...)
||Roger was creating better sound as Director of Acoustic Research
at McIntosh Laboratory Inc. for 25 years until 1992. He initiated the loudspeaker
line at McIntosh, developed many new concepts and received several patents.
He designed the McIntosh C26 Stereo Preamplifier and the MQ101 Environmental
Equalizer. Be sure to check his
Distortions page that blows hole after hole in many audiophile
pet theories. For those who spend more on cables than I did for my car, check
Buster - Speaker
Wire History page.
Lovers' Appreciation Web!
||Among other things, Dave Compton is a dedicated Sansui fan.
His site has a lot of information about Sansui's origin and products. He also
works on and occasionally sells audio gear. Dave is also the list owner of the Classic Sansui
audio discussion group (mailing list) hosted on Yahoo Groups.
||A new Sansui site in the building phase that will have lots
of information about Sansui in its later years.
Steve Ekblad Audio
||Audio Related Internet World Wide Web & FTP Sites. Extensive
audio link list which is updated every morning (He says sometimes more often).
Give it some time to load - it is quite large.
||Lots of great information concerning Quad Sound (4 channel format),
preservation info, and conversion services.
and Tape Tape
||Got tape? Also see US Recording Media below.
||Popular site available in English and Italian. Fully
non-profit webzine, no paper version is, nor will ever be, available. Their aim is communicate
the Love for Music and for its faithful reproduction at home. TNT-Audio has
been designed to publish in a simple and easy-to-access way even the more
complex technical topics. They believe that since Music is an easy and universal
language so it should be the Art of the faithful musical reproduction at home.
Tuner Information Center
||You want to know about FM tuners? This is just *THE BEST* authority
regarding classic tuners ~ Lots of great information. They also conduct a discussion
Systems is the largest distributor of RMGI EMTEC tape products in
America, plus carries many other items especially of interest to recordists. They provide products for the professional
audio crowd but also specialize in direct consumer sales whether you need a
single item or a pallet load. Besides great prices for top-quality new recording
tape, they also have stuff like empty reels, splicing tape, head demagnetizer,
auto-reverse sensing tabs, etc. As one of the few remaining vendors dedicated
to supplying items for the home recordist, I highly recommend that you check
them out and support their business. Kurt Fisher runs the place and we
consider him a friend. Let them know we sent you.
Vintage Technics site
||The original author of this helpful site took it offline
numerous times because he hated eBay and other users linking to the images
on his site. Eventually the site went down for good and the domain name
ownership went to internet scavengers. We have resurrected this site from
our archives for the benefit of the audio community.
||Do you like the idea of having a booklet on stereo specs but
need it for a brand other than
most comprehensive Pioneer info is
available here). Send
a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill has them for Carver, Dynaco, Kenwood, McIntosh, Marantz, Phase Linear and
SAE. Picture one,
Picture Two. He says
to tell you, and I quote, "He's the coolest guy I know".
World Tube Audio Portal
||Stefan's site is probably the best tube audio reference site
on the internet. If you are into tubes, be sure to check out this bonanza of