Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

A Modern 8-Track Sound System


I love a successful blend of old and new technology. Adam Beason's stereo system is a perfect example. His custom-built wall cabinet features a Lloyd's receiver with built-in 8-track that he found on eBay, alongside a decidedly modern iPad. A pair of Audio Engine speakers are hidden behind the fabric wrapped frames.

My only concern is that the old receiver will continue to look cooler as the years pass, while the iPad is destined for obscurity within a year and a half. 


Not content with his initial success, Adam has a second retro project in the works. "I also have an amazing Telefunken I grabbed out of some lady's attic off craiglist for $175. It's gorgeous, with mid-century modern lines and everything works. I can catch shortwave over the atlantic," he enthuses.


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