Again we hear this week about passengers been killed in a minibus. This time 9 schoolkids going to school, killed at a raiwlway intersection in Blackheath. Blackheath is notorious for these incidents, driver negligence been the 100% common factor. I hear on the news that the driver actually passed cars stopped at the boom to get over […]



Those living in South Africa know that we are now into our 1 000th episode of Idols. There seems to be a lot more prizes and a lot more talent. Before I get too carried away, what about the musical talent of the last few years? 



A reader wrote in wanting to know why we write about scientists etc when this is a Parts website. Good question – we would like this to be a technologically driven website but the core remains around spare parts and advertising your business under the Subscriber section. There is a Blog as well which gets spammed to hell and gone but this blog is more just a tongue in cheek and sometimes a more serious look at life and not really of business interest. Maybe one day it will evolve more to the point – spare parts and business as well.

Classy Audio - the Gryphon Solo Monoblock


There has been a definite trend over the last few years for audiophiles to design hybrid systems, using the technological strengths of both tubes and semiconductors to result in what should be ultimate audio. Is this really necessary? Is this maybe just a ploy to keep thermionic tubes alive in this digitised age?  I don’t think so.



Somebody wrote in looking for a shelf sound system. I don’t really hear people calling them this anymore but what happened? In the 80s the best systems money could buy were Aiwa.



There was a time many years back where we lived in a small town and everyone just simply had a great time – there was drink, food and everyone was merry. We still believed in Santa Claus

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