6/14/2011

Bang & Olufsen iPhone App

Remember the Beovox and Beolab speakers from Bang & Olufsen?


















New from the incredibly innovative Denmark made audio manufacturer is their BeoPlayer for the iPhone. With streaming radio of 128k and a selection of 20 genres (mostly from the UK & Denmark) this is one of the best radio apps out there. An upgrade is available for $14.99 which will give you 30,000 available selections. Simply browse and compose your favorites and you have enjoyable music on the go.

Not vintage, not superior sound but it is completely portable. Best of all the app is commercial free and includes the B&O Klassik clock which is quite cool as well.

6/01/2011

Harman Kardon Receiver - hk350i

If I was only using a one word description it would be "vibrant". This great sounding 20watt receiver has the classic early eighties look from the well respected Harman/Kardon corporation. Although this hk350 is a lower entry audiophile model it doesn't disappoint in hifi quality at all. In fact, after listening to it on a comparison to some others in the Vintage Sound collection, I would say that the quality of sound is in direct competition with others that are twice its MSRP of it's time. Newly arrived, I was struck by the vibrant tones it produced. Amazing performance on a budget. A very nice analog tuner as well to keep that traditional receiver concept.




These are readily available second hand units that I would recommend if you are getting into some vintage equipment. Start with this and then trade your way up. Your ears will enjoy the hk350i.