Friday, May 19, 2023

Kutztown Radio Show Spring 2023


Tish and I were delighted to have our dear friend Tony, organizer of the annual November Hi-Fi Show event in Manila, as our house guest this past week. Even if he presents the latest in high end audio, his hifi set up is quite eclectic and chosen by ear. It consists of bespoke SE-DHT amps, horn speakers using classic Altec drivers, a grease bearing Garrard 301 + contemporary components for digital streaming and headphone listening. He makes it a point to also feature local DIYers in his annual hifi event by subsidizing their demo rooms. 

Thus, the Kutztown Radio Show is very much his kind of scene too! 

Tubes galore!

From novals (9-pin), directly heated triodes 110-year-old tubes

I'm not familiar with this pair of Hartley speakers.πŸ€” Interesting, nonetheless!

Presenting the Electro-Voice 30W super woofer and...

...the proud new owner.πŸ˜‰

15" Altec 602A Duplex with an intact cone but burnt out 3000B tweeterπŸ˜”

Altec Flamenco + a large format 288-8K (K = Ferrite) driver

4 x Russco idler driven turntables + a pair of Altec 511 horns with 808 (802 motor + Symbiotik diaphragm) drivers

A pair of Russcos housed in a mixing console

A belt-driven Rek O Kut

Bogen B61 (Lenco L70) x 2 with original boxes at $200/each

A restored Fairchild Model 530 transcription turntable

A nice McIntosh MR67 tube FM tuner

A very clean McIntosh MC225 PP7591 stereo amplifier 

What's this guy staring at?πŸ€”

Ooooh 😲..that's a Western Electric 86C amplifier.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Feast your eyes on this Holy Grail! 
(Please disregard the Sovtek 300Bs.πŸ˜†)

After a long day of digging for tubes, transformers and miscellaneous parts, it was time to refresh and recharge with beer 'n burgers at Kutztown Tavern. πŸ»πŸ˜Š

More crate digging, this time for LPs


at Young Ones Records in downtown Kutztown

Instead of heading back directly to the Philly 'burbs...

We took a slight detour to BEK HiFi and Double Decker Records in Allentown PA.

A glimpse of DeVore Fidelity speakers

Lotsa LPs!

Looking forward to the next event. 
Hopefully the rest of the gang can tag along too!🍷

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