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Important Notice from Rain City Audio

Active Equalizer #111042, received 11/18 with no contact information or paperwork, will be held for 30 days in pending status ending at midnight on December 18th, 2016 before being considered abandoned and disposed. Advertisements

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Friday Link Roundup

What’s good this week? Let’s see: Internet Radio in a Classic Cathedral Case – rather than destroying an old radio, nick.r.brewer built an entirely new case in the same style to house an Internet-streaming radio platform for the Pi Hack-a-Day … Continue reading

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When CDs Launched in America

The Atlantic has a short piece about when CDs launched in the United States, 33 years ago this month. Thirty-three years ago this month, in March 1983, America got its first whirl at the compact disc. CDs first launched in … Continue reading

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ARCANE RADIO TRIVIA: Electric Banana

Arcane Radio Trivia found a really cool banana-inspired portable record player, allegedly from the Andy Warhol era. Plays in any position…even upside down! I’d love to see one of these in person. I wonder how many were ever manufactured in … Continue reading

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Google’s Picasa is Shutting Down

Bad news! Google is shutting down their Picasa service and forcing everyone into Google Photos, built into their Google+ platform. Google Photos has been available for a long time, but I’ve always resisted using it because it has an overly … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer #107915 Repaired

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: This Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer, serial #107915, came through the shop for a repair. The owner reported it was developing the typical age-related problems, so it was time for an overhaul! … Continue reading

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Service Shortcuts December 1932

Due to a technical problem, this post was initially published with no content on Tuesday, December 29th. Retrovoltage regrets this error. Hints for the service shop, from December 1932’s Radio Retailing: A.V.C. Accessory for Screen-Grid Sets by Joseph E. Soos A … Continue reading

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