Interesting "retro" audio site

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    There are some unusual electronics on this site!

    www.retrothing.com/hifi_audio/index.html

    The transistor radio redux looks awesome!!!! (AM radios used to be made QUITE WELL! (Thier reception was superb -- EVEN IN WALKMANS OF THE 80s!!))
     
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    That's good stuff, and brought back some memories.

    I used to listen to E. G. Marshall's Mystery Theater on AM radio. Every night. An hour long radio play.

    E.G. Marshall was in many movies, though I did not learn that until I was older. Years later, he played the Howard Hughes-like germophobe character in the movie Creepshow.

    I also used to listen to shortwave English language propaganda broadcasts from the Soviet Union. They had such obvious encoded messages in them. I remember one "story" they broadcast about a man in a white shirt and black tie who had a briefcase with a pineapple in it. It reminded me of that scene in The Longest Day, "...wounds my heart with a monotonous languor". I used to wonder what sort of activity was being triggered by those broadcasts.

    It used to be that every kid knew how to build a radio from some wire and a toilet paper roll and other common household items.

    I once "invented" a VU meter when I was in grade school. I did not have a name for it, of course. I had no idea they already existed and was so thrilled to have invented something. Then I went to a hockey game with a friend of mine, and his dad was a sportscaster so we got to go to the booth. And as he was talking, I saw the VU meter moving to his voice. Man, my heart was crushed!

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    Ah remember walkmans :)
     
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