Rescue Audio – Part 3 – Cleaning and touch-up

Cleaning and touch-up I did not say “restoration,” since that’s a whole other subject, although I did touch on fixing up speakers by replacing a bad driver which is pretty straightforward. Electronics restoration generally implies aligning tuners and replacing/upgrading internal components beyond simple lamps and fuses and a good cleaning, which is beyond the scope …

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Rescue Audio – Part 1 – Finding the Gems

Back in audio’s Jurassic Period (pre-digital early 1980s), a friend in Boston showed me his latest acquisition. He’s been driving in Upstate New York, and in stopping at a roadside shop had spotted what was tagged as “oriental-style room divider screens.” The shop owner explained that the dividers were priced to reflect the fact that …

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