In keeping with our Issue 150 theme, the mighty Audio Research D-150 stereo power amplifier. It's one of the all-time classics of tube amplifier design. introduced in 1975, it delivers 150 watts per channel and sold for $2,685. Photo courtesy of Dominic James/Audio Research.

     

    Not a vintage piece, but it has "150" in its model number, and looks so great we couldn't resist. The Cambridge Audio Evo 150 integrated amplifier. Photo courtesy of Howard Kneller.

     

    A General Electric Stereo Classic Model MS-2000 tube integrated amplifier, late 1950s. Talk about understated elegance! From The Audio Classics Collection, photo by Howard Kneller.

     

    General Electric MS-2000 amplifier, rear view. Photo by Howard Kneller.

     

    People of Earth, attention! This is a record player from far beyond your solar system! The Staar Galaxy record player, 1950s. Made in the UK, not Tatooine, and designed by G. Staar.

    Howard Kneller’s audio and art photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller@howardkneller.photog) and Facebook (@howardkneller).

    One comment on “Rotating Staar”

    1. Good morning Frank!
      I believe I have one of the first stereo integrated amplifiers.
      It was made by a company called Knight in 1953.
      That thing is 19 years older then I am!
      Woops, I just gave my age away!
      When I found it 6 years ago, the amp was completely dead.
      But when I replaced all the capacitors and tubes, she came back to life!
      I yoost to use that amp with this computer.
      I drove a pare of Dream Box speakers with it.
      The thing that made me stop using it for awhile, is, it created a little too much heat in this little corner of my living room, where I have all of my computer equipment sat up at.
      But as the days and nights grow colder, I'm thinking about bringing that little Knight amp back out, and hooking it back up to this computer.
      That is, until the weather starts warming back up.
      Then it will get disconnected, and put away until next winter.
      But just for once, I would love to find an old AM FM tube radio that still works.
      Hopefully, one that I don't have to fix before I plug it in, and turn it on to listen to it.
      If you have any earthly ideas of where I could find one, I'd sure love to hear it!

    Leave a Reply

    Also From This Issue

    Flying Off the Handle

    Jazz Lives: Saxophonist Frank Catalano Ascends

    Last summer I had the honor of playing on a…

    The DMM Dubplate, Vol. 1 and the Art of Pushing the Boundaries, Part Four

    Parts One, Two and Three of this series appeared in…

    The Many Facets of David Bowie

    From the gaunt, alien Ziggy Stardust through solid-colored, big-shouldered suits…
    Subscribe to Copper Magazine and never miss an issue.

    © 2022 PS Audio, Inc.

    linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram