Bilco Amps News for 09-26-2018

Tube Amplifier by Case-Real for Elekit

Japanese designer Koichi Futatsumata, founder of Case-Real studio, has designed a vacuum tube amplifier for electronics manufacturer Elekit. Elekit traditionally manufacture affordable, high-end audio equipment in kit form. Fatsumata was commissioned to design an amplifier that would be sold ready-assembled to appeal to a younger generation. The prototype shown largely follows the established typology of tube amplifiers but the circuitry and mechanical parts that are usually left exposed to aid cooling are hidden inside the steel casing. Instead, the aluminium top from which the vacuum tubes protrude acts as a heat-sink to dissipate heat from the components. 

All the controls have been integrated into two front-mounted aluminium dials. ELEKIT TUBE AMPLIFIERby Koichi Futatsumata / CASE-REAL. Design of a new generation vacuum tube amplifier for EK Japan Co., Ltd.(Fukuoka, Japan) who develops numerous electronic kits/ gadgets targeted at both children and adults. Traditionally, the types of assembly audio kits EK JAPAN has developed have been largely for audio or mechanical maniacs, for an affordable price, thereby serving their quality of life by way of spending time to assemble and then to enjoy the audio from what they have made. The direction of a project commissioned to us this time was completely different and was to design a compact, stylish vacuum tube audio consonant with the life style of young generations novice about vacuum tube but are naively interested in the charm and atmosphere created from/ via a vacuum tube amplifier. 

The prototype, as shown in the photo, is an embodiment of the concept which symbolically gives an accent on vacuum tubes on the top, supported by aluminum dials on the front integrating all controls thereinto and by the sides made of cast steel. So that a vacuum tube light stands out, the mechanical structure and parts are kept inside and the top aluminum plate functions as a heat sink instead.The circuitry a hybrid configuration, and, on the right side is a mini- jack for portable music players like iPod. 

Keywords: [“tube”,”vacuum”,”design”]
Source: https://www.dezeen.com/2009/10/02/tube-amplifier-by-case-real-for-elekit/

Terms and Conditions

Dette er betalingsmåten for deg som selv vil bestemme hvor mye du ønsker betale hver måned. Du får alltid varene dine hjem før du betaler, og du får også mulighet til samle alle dine delbetalingskjøp på en og samme konto. Det betyr kun en faktura uansett antall kjøp med Klarna konto i de butikker vi samarbeider med. Klarna Konto er en rammekreditt som kan benyttes for kjøp av varer og tjenester fra nettbutikker som tilbyr Klarna Konto. Klarna Konto tilbyr forbrukeren mulighet til betale sine kjøp i månedlige avdrag samlet på en månedlig faktura, i stedet for betale hele beløpet med en gang for det enkelte kjøp. 

Din kredittgrense er som høyst 5000 NOK. Dersom du fikk ditt første kjøp på delbetaling eller betalingsutsettelse godkjent på et beløp som er høyere enn 5000 NOK, er det dette beløpet som er din kredittgrense. For være bindende må kontoavtalen signeres og returneres til Klarna. Når du velger Klarna som betalingsløsning kan det bli gjort en kredittsjekk. Klarna bruker personopplysninger først og fremst for utføre kundeanalyser, identifikasjoner, kredittvurderinger og til markedsføring. 

Ditt kundenummer hos Klarna er ditt fødselsnummer. Se Klarna sine retningslinjer for personvern for en nærmere beskrivelse av hvordan vi håndterer personopplysninger. Ved benytte deg av Klarna sine betalingsløsninger godkjenner du at vi anvender dine personopplysninger i henhold til Klarnas retningslinjer for personvern, inklusiv eventuell overføring til særskilt utvalgte samarbeidspartnere eller stater utenfor EU/EØS-området. 

Keywords: [“Klarna”,”som”,”til”]
Source: https://online.klarna.com/account_no.yaws?eid=37256

Speedcast strikes US$135M buyout of US-based infrastructure provider

Speedcast International has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based remote communications and multi-network infrastructure provider for US$135 million. The Australian-listed satellite telecommunications service provider told shareholders on 28 August the acquisition is set to strengthen Speedcast’s global competitive position in government, maritime and enterprise sectors. Speedcast will acquire the business from affiliates of HPS Investment Partners, LLC Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC and certain other members of Globecomm. Globecomm Systems is present in 100 countries, and estimates US$15 million in annual cost synergies within 18 months after the acquisition. Specifically, the acquisition will be funded by a fully underwritten US$175 million add-onto Speedcast’s existing seven‐year senior secured credit facility from the US institutional term loan market, which will also be used to repay a portion of Speedcast’s revolving credit facility and thus enhance Speedcast’s liquidity position. 

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the completion of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. 

Keywords: [“Speedcast”,”Globecomm”,”acquisition”]
Source: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/645835/speedcast-international-reveals-us-135m-acquisition-globecomm-systems/

Ray Wholohan, Coordinator, Griffith Regional Art Gallery :: MGNSW

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. Ray Wholohan was trained on the job as Curatorial Assistant at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from 2004 until 2008 while studying Fine Arts. In 2008, Ray was awarded a Curatorial Mentorship from Museums & Galleries of NSW and was sent to the Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery & Arts Centre for an insightful two weeks. In 2009, Ray, like many others found himself wandering the country to establish a career and found himself in Victoria curating an exhibition for the Next Wave Festival and briefly working for the La Trobe Regional Art Gallery. Ray commenced work at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, working with the Memorial’s vast art collection. 

In 2013, after relishing his time at the Australian War Memorial, Ray returned home to Wagga Wagga to undertake his PhD research into regional art galleries in the Riverina/Murray region. Ray and his young family now call Griffith home after Ray was appointed Regional Gallery Coordinator in January 2015. Ray works with a small but enthusiastic team in the heart of the fertile Riverina. 

Keywords: [“Ray”,”Art”,”gallery”]
Source: https://mgnsw.org.au/sector/news/interview-ray-wholohan-coordinator-griffith-regional-art-gallery/

Bilco Amps News for 07-11-2018

Guitar Center: Music Instruments, Accessories and Equipment

Guitar Center is home to the worlds largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and more. Backed by over 260 stores across the country, GuitarCenter.com offers the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. While many popular instruments are available for same-day pickup at a store near you, we also offer free shipping on thousands of items to the Guitar Center location of your choice. Because of our incredible buying power and strong relationships with all the top musical instrument brands, you’re sure to find all the best gear at the guaranteed lowest price. From the all new Gibson USA 2016 updates to the largest collection of Strats, we’ve got everything a guitarist could ask for, not to mention our vast collection of effects pedals and accessories. 

Drummers need look no further for the biggest selection of the best drum gear, including acoustic drum sets, electronic drum sets, hand drums, cymbals and sticks. For the independent recording artist, check out Avid Pro Tools, PreSonus StudioLive, Epix Bundle 10, and Komplete 10 – plus our live sound products, from mixers to monitors and more, will suit the needs of any gigging musician. Players of all skill levels can attend our free Workshops Series and Recording Made Easy classes every week. We even offer a wide array of band & orchestra instruments and accessories at GuitarCenter.com. Visit our Studio Automatic page to learn more about the service, the process, and listen to some samples. 

No matter your experience level or musical preference, our knowledgeable team of experienced musicians will help you find the right piece of gear for your band, ensemble or music venue. Whether you’re just getting started making music, or youre a working professional, Guitar Center has what you need to help make the sounds in your head a reality. 

Keywords: [“drum”,”gear”,”recording”]
Source: https://www.guitarcenter.com/

Glenn Barkley, Curator, Objects in Space: Artists in the Garden :: MGNSW

We recently travelled out to the Peacock Gallery & Auburn Arts Studio situated in Auburn’s Botanical Gardens and spoke with Glenn Barkley the curator of the exhibition Objects in Space: Artists in the Garden. The great English landscape designer Russell Page described Japanese gardens as a demonstration of ‘the relationship between objects in space. Using this as a cue Objects in Space: Artists in the Garden considers the influence of both ‘the garden’ and Japanese aesthetics on contemporary art forms. It explores the botanical as a source of inspiration to makers and the ongoing Anglo-Japanese tradition that underpin much contemporary craft with a particular emphasis on ceramics. Spread across the garden itself and into the Peacock gallery the show turns on the relationships between the inside and outside bring the garden into the gallery space and the gallery space in to the garden. 

Lastly it considers the garden as an object in itself and asks audiences to consider the relationships between plants – foliage, flower, texture and shape – and sculptural incursions into the garden as a way of articulating form, time and space. The exhibition leads into spring and the gardens brief cherry blossom flowering – an occasion celebrated via the extremely popular ‘Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival’. Enthusiasts of both contemporary art and traditional gardens will enjoy exploring the rich, subtle and detailed works on show at Peacock Gallery and in Auburn’s Japanese Gardens – themselves a symbol of goodwill and peaceful contemplation within Sydney’s busy urban and multi-cultural environs. 

Keywords: [“Garden”,”Space”,”Gallery”]
Source: https://mgnsw.org.au/sector/news/interview-glenn-barkley-curator-objects-space-artists-garden/

True Property

Here are some things you will need to think about, once you have decided to sell your property. For residential property the law requires that a draft contract be prepared before the property can be offered for sale. A survey will show the boundaries and where the improvements are situated on the property. If you dont owe any money on your property you may hold the title deeds. If you have a mortgage on the property, your mortgagee will probably hold the deeds and will continue to hold on to them until the property is sold. 

Most people choose to use a real estate agent to sell their property. Is the agent is active in your area, selling similar properties to yours. It involves listing your property for sale at a specific price. Sale by auction is where buyers compete for the purchase of a property by making successive bids, the property being sold to the highest bidder once the reserve price has been reached. It involves putting the property on the market at an unspecified price and calling for the submission of offers prior to a certain future date. 

All offers are then considered, one of which may be accepted and the property is regarded as sold. Make the property welcoming – light and airy in the summer and bright and cosy in the winter. 

Keywords: [“property”,”Agent”,”sell”]
Source: https://www.trueproperty.com.au/selling/selling-tips/

Hvilken TV skal du kjøpe?

Det er ikke bare navnet på de ulike typene TV-panel som kan skape forvirring. Teknologiene som produsentene putter i TV-ene sine er gjerne forkortelser, og det kan virke uklart hva de betyr. Her kommer en forklaring på hva 4K/UHD, Ambilight og HDR betyr. 4K og UHD. 4K og UHD er to begreper som nærmest har blitt synonymer. 4K er opprinnelig en profesjonell produksjon- og kinostandard, mens UHD er en skjerm- og kringkastingsstandard som henvender seg til kunder. 4K er pikselforholdet 4096×2160, hvor antallet vertikale piksler er drøyt 4000. Ultra High Definition er nivået over Full HD med en oppløsning på 3840×2160. Dette er ikke nøyaktig det samme som 4K, men likevel er tilnærmet alle TV-er som er oppgitt som 4K egentlig UHD. 

UHD handler om skjermens oppløsning. Jo høyere oppløsning TV-en har jo skarpere, klarere og mer virkelighetstro blir bildet. Dette er særlig viktig for store TV-er hvor det blir ekstra tydelig hvor god oppløsningen er. Samtidig er det viktig merke seg at selv om TV-en har UHD-oppløsning, blir ikke bildet bedre enn oppløsningen på innholdet du vil se på. Foreløpig er utvalget av innhold i 4K forholdsvis lavt, men blir stadig større. 

Keywords: [“som”,”Det”,”UHD”]
Source: https://www.elkjop.no/cms/led-oled-qled-guide/led-oled-eller-qled-hvilken-tv-skal-du-kjope/