Archive for the 'Field Trips' Category

New, used vinyl records available online, in store

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q: I am a musician and especially enjoy classic rock. Over the past few months I have built a system around your recommendations, specifically the Acculine A3 tower speakers, Pro-ject Debut III turntable and a vintage NAD receiver. To say I am happy is an [...]

Polk Audio tour and Jerry’s Records- a neat coincidence today

I’ve had a very relaxing and enjoyable Sunday. Paul DiComo of Definitive Technology is in town and we went shopping at Jerry’s Records, Pittsburgh’s legendary used record store. I first met Paul when he ran the marketing department for Polk Audio, and he is a great guy and a true music lover and audiophile. He [...]

Podcast of Interview with Paul C. Buff and Debbie Buff: Hatching the Bees

I recorded this with the intention of simply transcribing it and posting it here. It turns out Paul was a very a good storyteller and his personality and character really comes out when you hear him speak, and I felt that simply posting the words on here would not do it, or him, justice. The [...]

A look inside Paul C. Buff, Inc

Few companies have a devoted a customer base as Paul C. Buff, Inc., the United States’ leading manufacturer of studio lighting equipment. In fact, “fan base” may be a more accurate description! Though many of my readers may not have considered purchasing lighting equipment before, most Buff products are so reasonably priced that anyone wanting [...]

Inside Polk Audio- a Visit to Polk Audio’s Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland

Experiencing Polk in the 1980s I first became familiar with Polk Audio during my college days in the mid-late 1980s. Audio was a newly adopted hobby and as I read many magazines to learn all as much as I could, I saw many Polk advertisements featuring Matthew Polk in his white lab coat, standing with [...]

Jerry’s Records in Pittsburgh, PA… “Records for people to listen to”

I have long been a lover of vinyl records and all they offer… sweet, rich, natural sound quality that CDs can’t match, an incredible variety of music available spanning decades (make that hundreds of years) of American and world culture, and low cost that allows one to build an amazing collection for much less than [...]