Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
The series of shots that follow has nothing to do with audio. I simply like these photos, so I present them hoping you will, too.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
This dashing zouave graced an antiques store in Bourbon-Lancy. What did it sell? Why, military antiquities, of course. I was tempted by a Hussar's sabre, but I was pretty sure I couldn't carry it on the airplane home with me.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Stiff, extremely light "aircraft" foam is stretched over a mold by hand and gently heated to maintain "dimensional stability," according to Dominic Baker, Focal's export sales director. The molds have different flares, depending on the driver's purpose—and they are produced in-house by Opus 42.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
This carved detail from a house in Bourbon-Lancy reminded me of the marginals Sergio Aragonés drew for Mad.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 1 comments
Focal allowed me to visit the Be facility in which it manufactures its beryllium tweeters in a HazMat room. They would not, however, allow me to take photographs within it—saying that some of the machines were secret. So they gave me this factory authorized image of their technician examining a completed tweeter.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
It is Friday, after all. I met this suave French kitty in my hotel's rooftop garden in Lyon. Even French cats have a certain je ne sais qua.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Jean-Paul Guy's office contains his electronics test bench and a variety of classic French hi-fi. He's definitely one of us.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 20, 2008 4 comments
You know how life is: It's just one damn thing after another. I spent some time attempting to re-imagine this blog and I dealt with a health issue. clickfor sound effect Well, I'm better now and I have some fun things (I think) in store.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 30, 2008 1 comments
Personally, I think Pink Floyd should do a reunion tour simply because this would make a fabulous concept album.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
Matthew Guerrieri (aka Soho the Dog) has a new installation of his ongoing series Strauss and Mahler Re-Enact Your Favorite Movie Moments. Today's episode is The Ten Commandments. Read 'em all—they're hilarious.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 03, 2008 2 comments
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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 25, 2008 3 comments
Visitors to the 2008 International Auto Show, currently taking place at NYC's Jacob Javits Convention Center, might discover something different at the Bentley display: a high-end audio listening room. Bentley Motors and Naim have teamed up for the "Naim For Bentley" program, which will be offered as a sound package upgrade for all Bentley models by year's end.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 13, 2008 1 comments
Blender has just posted its nominations for greatest record industry screw-ups. I have a few quibbles, but as a whole, Blender tells a tale of monumental stupidity,from Decca passing on the Beatles because Dick Rowe was irritated that too many frantic teens were attempting to get into the Cavern Club to shutting down Napster without having a legitimate channel to replace it.

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