Wallace Detroit Guitars®

Check out these beautiful reclaimed wood guitars by Mark Wallace at Wallace Detroit Guitars. From wallacedetroitguitars.com: “Detroit has always been about music. And it’s always been about making things. Smokey Robinson. Jack White. Iggy. The Model T. The Mustang. The Coupe de Ville. They all have the same things in common: the vision to break all the rules in pursuit of something new – and the discipline to make whatever we make with obsessive attention to detail.

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In 2014, Mark Wallace founded Wallace Detroit Guitars to literally build guitars from Detroit history. We use reclaimed wood from Detroit buildings to build fine guitars that continue Detroit’s proud tradition of making good things, and great music.”

Nice work, Mark. Read more >>>

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The Boomcase© Vintage Suitcase Custom Boomboxes

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The Original Rechargeable Vintage Suitcase BoomBox.

The BoomCase works with any device with a headphone output. Simply plug your phone, iPhone,iPod,computer etc. into the BoomCase AUX port and play your music for over 18 hours on a single charge. We also offer Bluetooth Connectivity for wireless play! Each BoomCase is a one of a kind piece. No two BoomCases are the same.

The BoomCase Story:

The BoomCase was born in the Inner Sunset District of San Francisco, CA. Discouraged from always having to buy 12 “D” batteries for my BoomBox (which didn’t sound that great), I decided to build my own.

I have been building portable battery powered speaker systems since 1999. When it came time to make my own Boombox I had two goals: 1.) It had to have a built-in rechargeable battery. 2.) It had to sound great.

In the Summer of 2010 I decided to put pictures up of a new “BoomCase” on my artist website www.MrSiMo.com and My Etsy Store. Soon After ChipChick.com blogged about us. Engadget.com re-blogged ChipChick.com’s post and the rest is history.

The BoomCase is currently Hand-Made in Sacramento, California. We are opening a new shop in Oakland, CA in late 2013. The BoomCase is sold in select retailers in the USA, the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland,the Netherlands,Hong-Kong and South Korea. To see a continually updated list visit here – Retail Locations

Our Current team consists of Dominic Odbert, JP Odbert, Mary-Anne Sarao, May Sarao and Josue Palos. To learn more about our team scroll to the bottom of the page. Read a recent Interview here to learn more: cNet Interview

Sound Quality:

Each BoomCase is built using quality drivers, a unique handmade crossover and each acoustically designed to compliment the speakers used. The BoomCase team has over 40 years of combined audio building experience. Every BoomCase is rigorously tested for 2+ days to audiophile sound quality standards before shipping out.

Check out more at theboomcase.com

SalvageAudio.com

Check out the beautiful wood creations at Salvage Audio. Great work, Friends!

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From SalvageAudio.com:

TIMES HAVE CHANGED…

It’s obvious everywhere. Some change has been welcomed, new technology has made our lives more convenient and more productive. On the other hand, changes to product production and design, for the majority, has left us with cheap, plastic mass production, products with a lifespan closer to carnival gold fish, than a heirloom.

THIS DECAY OF THE UNIQUE…

It’s amazingly apparent in the home audio industry. The good brings amazing tech to the table, with wireless Bluetooth, internet radio, and compact systems that sound as good as our parents “entertainment centers” that filled a quarter of the living room. The bad substitutes quality for profits, producing an army of basic & cheap, molded plastic repetition. But worst of all, stripped of individuality. Something that reproduces one of the most individual & unique forms, music.

WE ARE NOT BASIC OR FOR THE MASSES…

We remember what quality craftsmanship means. We strive to blend the unique character of old wood and modern design, with the sound quality and convenience of new tech. Each of our speakers is handcrafted at our shop, here on the Central Coast of California, just for you.

More at SalvageAudio.com or Facebook.com/SalvageAudio. Excellent. ~L

Pioneer – Onkyo – Avid – Scott – Akai – Advent

New items in stock this week, all VG to excellent condition.

Please message RevolutionSounds@outlook.com for details and pricing. Thank you for your continued support of quality refurbished vintage audio. ~L

  • Pioneer SX-820 receiver
  • Onkyo A-5 integrated amp
  • Avid Model 103 loudspeakers (currently recapping)
  • Scott 375 R receiver
  • Akai AA-1150 receiver
  • New Large Advents

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60’s Allied/Jensen

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I picked up some great-looking 60’s vintage Allied cabinets a while back with nice 15″ woofers, a damaged crossover and two bad Jensen Sonodome tweeters. Wanted to get them working again, but didn’t want to drop a lot of cash on components, so the project kept getting pushed aside. Well, sometimes the Universe gives you a gift. The other day, I found a pair of beat up little Jensens at a thrift store for two bucks. Didn’t know what they had in them, but for the price… Turns out these ugly cabs held a pair of pristine, fully-functioning Sonodomes and nearly identical crossovers to the Allieds. Didn’t take long to decide to sacrifice the two-dollar Jensens for the greater good. Was even able to use the 10″ Jensen woofers to restore some solid Pressage 2-ways that had also been collecting dust. Coming soon. Cheers, ~L

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How-to: DIY Econowave Speaker Project

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Econowave speaker project via audiokarma.org

According to designer Zilch (RIP), “eWave is a pre-engineered high-frequency ‘module’ for building 2-ways comprising an inexpensive compression driver, modern constant-directivity waveguide, and a crossover incorporating the requisite compensation. Mate it with any woofer and cabinet of your choice which will play competently through its 1.6 kHz crossover region. The builder is responsible for optimizing the lowpass filter for the specific combination they use; a generic one is suggested as a starting point, and many have found that to be adequate for constructing a successful project….”

Essentially, the eWave setup replaces the original crossover — and the old tweeters and midranges with a single, horn high-range driver — and brings high-end, modern sound to vintage cabinets with original woofers.

Check out the tutorials at MAKE Magazine and Red Spade Audio. Enjoy.

Revolution Sounds

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DJ Lars and New Road Productions is now REVOLUTION SOUNDS — specializing in ephemeral soundscapes and quality vintage audio restoration and re/distribution. Clients include Mod Pad in SA, Austin’s End of An Ear Records and more. A broad range of components and full systems are available and changing daily. Let me know if I can help with anything. Thanks for your support! ~L