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KAB SpeedStrobeThe KAB SpeedStrobe was designed to replace and improve upon older strobe designs that relied on power line frequency. We also wanted something that was easier to use and included the ability to actually measure small amounts of error. Not just a go - no - go - test.
The KAB SpeedStrobe features a quartz locked illuminator with 99.99% accuracy. And since it is battery operated, it works everywhere. No need for 50 or 60 Hz versions. The Disc is silk screen printed on durable 20 mil PVC.
Instead of hypnotic bars, the KAB SpeedStrobe features the actual speed numbers. In use, the desired speed is read directly from the disc. no searching for the right band. Covers 16.66, 33.33, 45, 70.59 - 90 RPM. By timing the drift of the display over one minute, accuracy can be measured to 0.03%
Many Hi End turntables today still use hysteresis synchronous motors which rely on the line frequency to achieve accurate rotation. Using a conventional strobe to measure these turntables reveals a flaw: If the line frequency is low, the turntable will run slow, but so will the fluorescent light used to illuminate the strobe disc. Result: the strobe may show the correct speed, even though it is wrong! There is a definite need for an independent quartz crystal controlled illuminator.
The KAB SpeedStrobe is fully independent thereby eliminating major sources of error. And the large disc is very easy to read.
The really great features to take note of with the KAB SpeedStrobe is the ease of use and absolute accuracy.
The KAB SpeedStrobe is unique in 2 ways. First, it does not rely on line frequency like other strobe discs. We have heard our share of stories that confirm what we have always suspected: line frequency variations are common. And if your turntable uses a hysteresis synchronous type motor, it will be susceptible to speed variations.
Second, conventional strobe discs use a series of hypnotic bars that freeze in motion when the turntable is at the correct speed. Thats fine for a turntable that can adjust its speed. But have you ever tried to time those marks so you can measure accuracy? It is nearly impossible. The KAB SpeedStrobe disc uses large easy to read numbers. It is very easy to time the drift of this display. This lets you measure fixed speed turntables and determine their accuracy.$99.99SpeedStrobe Buy Now
Dance This Mess Around (Best Of)
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Limited Edition Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
The Best of the B-52's: Dance This Mess Around is an excellent summation of the group's late-'70s/early-'80s heyday, featuring such staples as Wig, Give Me Back My Man, Song For A Future Generation, 52 Girls, Private Idaho, Strobe Light, Devil in My Car, Planet Claire and Rock Lobster.
It is arguably the best compilation of the group's work. Dance This Mess Around is a first-rate survey of the band's best (and most groundbreaking) years.1. Party Out Of Bounds
2. Devil In My Car
3. Dirty Back Road
6. Rock Lobster
7. Strobe Light
8. Give Me Back My Man
9. Song For A Future Generation
10. Planet Claire
11. 52 Girls
12. Private Idaho$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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4 Trk Mind (Discontinued) (On Sale)In this man are the traces of becoming. the display of veins strung into a multi-colored silhouette of a man born out of the electric dawn of the late seventies. Birthed from a songwriter father who struggled to unveil to his son the distortion world of drugs, song, and love, he discovered early that we are all in exile from one another. The boy grew up fascinated with the world of horror films, new wave pop, rap music, and graffiti. His spray paint fingers grazed dusty record sleeves, transformed a cheep home stereo into a mixer, and connected a young man with the current that changed his head. After years of journeying through sweat drenched undergrounds, and strobe light shadows, a man emerged. One who finds consolation in the fractal universe, one who has discovered love in a Technicolor death valley, and one who realized that those of the Diaspora of love can find community through song, he radiates wax for us. A man who is wired to the electric field of his past where he has loves and lost, and discovered the intervals of an off beat, kinetic world, he offers his songs as flesh, this music is an artifact of a man who shares his quantum of experience, who wants you to plug into his design, bridge the gap of our individual exiles, and discover the art of becoming electric through analog tape hiss.1. It's Me
2. The Man
3. You and I
5. Love, Luv, Love
6. Younger Days
7. Crazy in the Head
8. Knight Rider
9. If You Know LIke I Know
10. 4ever (Friend Zone Prt. 1)
11. Momma Song
12. When Nothings Left ft. Blu
14. Who Are You?
15. I Like You As You Are
16. Wanna Be$16.99 $13.42 Save $3.57 (21%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Crosley C100A-SI Turntable (On Sale)
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Take a turn with the new Crosley C100. The adjustable counterweight and smooth s-shaped curves of the aluminum tonearm will get in the groove with ease. Get flashy with the adjustable strobe pitch control, and with a built-in pre-amp, the C100 is ready to rock with any powered speaker system.
Step up to the next stage of the vinyl experience. High tech features and a sleek metallic body bring this analog player back to the future.
Amp it Up
The C100 is loaded with a built in preamp, so out of the box it's ready to blast with powered speakers. Or, plug your own preamp in and flip a switch to have music on your terms. (And tones.) Speakers plug in with RCA output ports, so you can customize your total music experience.
Built for Sound
Hi-tech, ABS construction gives the C100 a sleek, solid foundation. A modern transparent lid can be lifted up to control the tunes, or shut to protect records and wandering hands from messing with careful adjustments.
Using a belt-driven mechanism lets the C100 turn at two speeds to play 33RPM LPs, and 45RPM singles. There's even a 45 adapter, so you're covered at either speed.
Get the Point
The C100 comes equipped with a diamond-tipped Audio Technica needle to pick up every detail of every cut.
Adjustable pitch control uses a strobe light beaming onto the platter dots to tame those finicky albums that tweak high or low, giving each note optimum sound.
No Skate Zone
This curvy s-shaped tonearm is not going to have any of this skating nonsense, preserving your sound, and your precious records.$199.99 $179.99 Save $20.00 (10%)C100A-SI Turntable Buy Now
Light: On The South Side (Awaiting Repress)2 LPs and 132-page book!
Between 1975-1977, Chicago's South Side night clubs were a little lighter. Photographer Michael Abramson hit Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, The Patio Lounge, and The Showcase Lounge, not to capture the artists on stage, instead popping off a half dozen rolls every night on the crowd. Light: On The South Side gathers for the first time over 100 of these images, as Numero Group shines its own strobe on yet another dark corner of the past. The 132-page hard back book features photos, an ephemera section, and an essay by Nick Hornby.
Housed in a gorgeous slipcase with the 12x12 book is Pepper's Jukebox, a seventeen track compilation of the kind of funky Chicago blues heard from the stage and the Wurlitzer. The deluxe 2LP set is packaged in a sharp gatefold jacket with two inner sleeves crammed to the gills with label scans and stories. All in all, it's the classiest Numero record ever made, spotted easily from across the room with its near 2 spine.
Light: On the South Side is undoubtedly Numeros most extravagant and audaciously packaged seta dazzling collection that should receive an automatic Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. Housed in a slipcase box, the compilations 2-LP gatefold vinyl and 132-page hardbound 12x12 book offer the ultimate immersion into Chicagos African-American South Side nightclubs and the sounds, sights, personalities, and smells that filled them on a nightly basis. The gorgeous collection is a prerequisite for any fan of blues, R&B, and soul (and by natural extension, rock and pop)and anyone curious to glimpse a bygone era of life-after-dark celebrations staged by urbanites that lived for evenings on the dance floor, in front of the Wurlitzer, and in leather booths surrounded by the opposite sex, booze, and cigarettes. -Bob Gendron, TONE Audio, Issue 251. Arlean Brown - I'm A Streaker Baby
2. Bobby Rush - Bowlegged Woman
3. Ricky Allen - No Better Time Than Now
4. Little Mac Simmons - The Same One
5. Lady Margo - This Is My Prayer
6. Andrew Brown - You Made Me Suffer
7. Artie White - Gimmie Some Of Yours
8. Lucille Span - Women's Lib
9. Hugh Hawkins - Bring It Down Front
10. Slim Willis Band - I Sayed That
11. Little Ed - It's A Dream
12. Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
13. Walter 'Butterball' Davis - Baby Watcha' Doing
14. Willie Williams - Detroit Blues
15. Little Mack - Goose Walk
16. Detroit Jr. - Young Blood
17. Willie Davis - I Learned My Lesson
18. James Kind - California Lady$60.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Wild Planet (On Sale)Numbered Limited Edition
Party Out of Bounds! Eclectic Groups Sophomore Album The Equal of Its Smash Debut
Boffo Encore: Surf, Pop, Dance, Kitsch, Cabaret, and Psychedelia Unite With Giddy Vocals and Ricky Wilsons Still-Underrated Guitar Playing
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI: 1980 Smash Now Possesses Jump-Out-of-Your-Seat Sonics
Party out of bounds! Not only is this sentiment one of the B-52s directives on their ceaselessly fun sophomore album, its one of the records hit songs, and perfectly summarizes the spirit and intent behind this new-wave classic. Completely up to task in following up their kitschy debut, the B-52s step everything up a notch: Songwriting, humor, exaggeration, melodies, hooks, and group interplay. Wild Planet also finds the band embracing stronger psychedelic accents that seamlessly mesh with its lava-lamp colors and textures. What an album.
Rollicking, rousing, and riotous, Wild Planet soars on vocal efforts put forth by the delightfully campy chanteuses Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, whose innocent girly tonalities wonderfully match up with Fred Schneiders effeminate deliveries and manic presentations. While the sheer exuberance and giddy nature of the music tends to make them an afterthought, the trios harmonies are utterly amazing. Add in Ricky Wilsons propulsive beach-bound guitar riffs, random squealing synthesizers, and a surfeit of danceable rhythms, and you have nothing less than a 1980s masterpiece that, due to its optimistic vibes and buoyant grooves, only gets better with time.
As for clever humor and quirky character? Everywhere. Mentions of an icebox, fruit punch, and surprise greetings kick off the defining Party Out of Bounds. Private Idaho is an instant mix-tape essential, sent up with declamatory refrains and insouciant beats. Not to be outdone, the B-52s tackle the subject of devilish possession on the witty Devil In My Car and get hysterical on Strobe Light, surely the finest tune ever written about making love in the shadow of a pulsating illumination device. Schneider is on fire, embracing his sexuality while pushing his mates to new limits. Theres no serious matter here; Wild Planet is all about celebrating, and few records do a better job of capturing such a mood.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, Silver Series numbered limited edition LP presents the B-52s 1980 classic in a rousing fidelity that will have you wanting to jump off your furniture, lampshade on head. The all-important bass lines, divergent vocal timbres, and usually unnoticed guitar lines attain an unprecedented level of balance and realism. And, few bands took advantage of the large-format LP cover art like the B-52s. The cover portrait of these fashionistas is reason enough to get these extraordinary reissue, which takes great pride in reproducing the original art right down to the last smear of eyeliner of Piersons face.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Party Out of Bounds
2. Dirty Back Road
3. Runnin' Around
4. Give Me Back My Man
5. Private Idaho
6. Devil in My Car
7. Quiche Lorraine
8. Strobe Light
9. 53 Miles West of Venus$24.99 $22.49 Save $2.50 (10%)Numbered Limited Edition Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now