Howdy (from TX)

#1
Figured it was time I threw my hat in the ring.

I might count as one of the younger audiophiles here, both in terms of time spent learning about sound and sound reproduction, and in age (I clock in at 29 years young, at the moment).

I've played instruments my whole life, primarily upright and electric basses. While in high school I worked with our school's radio station - with that went a small amount of celebrity as the school district owns and uses a 10,000 watt transmitting tower and can be heard across north Texas. My college career briefly included a stint with the campus radio station as well, though it eventually lost out to my studies.

Somehow I ended up leaning towards older things. I found my way here through JELabs, which I think I'd found while researching an Altec 601 I'd found in an elderly friend's house.

As it stands, I'm running a Lenco L70 (branded as a Bogen B61) with an Audio Technica ATP-12T arm and a Shure SC35C| Musical Fidelity V-LPS w/ V-PSU | and rebuilt Altec 128B tube monoblocks. I currently have Infinity Primus 360's set up for listening and am eagerly working towards building cabinets for a pair of RCA LC-1A's I managed to find.

Hoping to learn a lot from y'all, especially about cabinet design and construction, and maybe about building tube phono stages!

Gav
 
#12
Thanks, all.

@TubeHiFiNut, I hope to be able to add something to the community.

@airdronian & @gable, glad to be amongst y'all. Once I have the RCA's properly set up I'd like to share them as mich as I can. It's one of the terrible problems of much lauded vintage gear that you can't really verify whether or not it's any good. I hope to fix that - if you find yourself in Dallas, give me a shout.

@Redboy, I'm inclined to think about something like a quota after seeing today's traffic jams. Maybe we just need fewer cars.

@rogerfederer there are a few pictures I've taken on my potato quality cell phone... out of a sense of decency, I'll wait till the weekend to share pictures.
 
#16
And, by the way, I lived in Houston in the late 1950s. Texas has always been the only state (other than Nevada, of course) that I lived in for more than one year.

Lived in Key West for the better part if a year in the mid-1970s tending bar - but that is another story. ;)
 

Don C

Active Member
#17
I lived in Texas for four formative years.

Very nice on the LC1As. One of the few vintage speakers I would endeavor to mess around with.
 

airdronian

Junior Member
#19
Thanks, all.

@TubeHiFiNut, I hope to be able to add something to the community.

@airdronian & @gable, glad to be amongst y'all. Once I have the RCA's properly set up I'd like to share them as mich as I can. It's one of the terrible problems of much lauded vintage gear that you can't really verify whether or not it's any good. I hope to fix that - if you find yourself in Dallas, give me a shout.

@Redboy, I'm inclined to think about something like a quota after seeing today's traffic jams. Maybe we just need fewer cars.
I just realized that my welcome message might be construed as me being from Texas as well. Not the case I'm afraid. I'm in the Texas of Canada - Alberta that is. Black gold, Texas tea we have, as well as some mighty fine beef.

I did visit DFW a few years back but in less than ideal circumstances. I was thrilled though, to actually get there. Great weather, friendly people.
 
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