The “Latest” in High-Tech Electronics…


From CES, the mega-trade show in LasVegas where the electronics industry shows off it’s new stuff. Kind of like the Detroit Auto show, but for gadgets….

It’s the latest in high-end audio equipment, a CD player with …wait for dramatic effect… vacuum tubes!

Wow! It’s tremendously expensive – it must be good!

Yes, there are still plenty of people who wax nostalgic over the “warmth” of the sound produced by tube amplifiers. Probably the same people who like vinyl records over CDs, so why a CD player with tubes? Who knows.

Actually, it’s just a version of the Primaluna Prologue 1 tube amplifier with a CD deck integrated into it… Darn, I thought they’d figured out how to run a CD with tubes…

Probably because noone else makes it and some people will pay huge amounts of cash to get one. The amp alone goes for $1200. Price of the one with the CD player wasn’t known.

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2 comments on “The “Latest” in High-Tech Electronics…
  1. Classmate Carol says:

    Hi Al,

    Really enjoying your ‘Blogosphere’!! We had a great time at the play last month (Late Night Catechism). Deja Vu all over again. But, only Mag, her husband, my boyfriend, my friend David and his girlfriend Mary attended. At least we had the ‘Mary’s’ sufficiently represented: Mary Margaret and Mary Louise. What a hoot though. With a few more of us 71er’s there it would have been a blast. Who knows, we may have chased the production away forever!!!

    We will plan something else again, and hopefully you will be able to attend. Mag suggested that the Class of ’71 donate a brick in Fr. Crown’s honor. I love the idea, but do not have the extra time right now to organize. If someone could get this going, I’m definitely in. 1000K – easy: 20 @ $50. I think I will get an e-mail out about this, just to at least get it started.

    Okay Al – hope to see you at the next gathering. Uh oh – how will you read this if you don’t exist? Take care.
    Your Friend, Carol

  2. Hi Carol,

    Exist? Let me pinch myself – Ouch! Yes, I still definitely exist!

    I’m sorry I missed out on the play. I think even my wife, who did not go to Catholic school – would have enjoyed it.

    But, I just got so busy for a while there with the robotics team that I just got worn out.

    Keep me in the loop for more Class of ’71 things and I think the commemorative for Fr. Crowne is an excellent idea.

    Email still works, as do my other web sites…

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