Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Item in ikyaudio esty store!

Make a statement with the ikyaudio AMP15W 15 handcrafted T-class 15 watt stereo amplifier. Volume control is the red water valve, 3-way nickel plated binding posts, 3.5mm input jack.
See video on youtube Rubber feet on bottom. Gauge on front only for show, needle does not move.
Class-T amplifiers offer both the audio fidelity of Class-AB amplifier and the power efficiency of a Class-D amplifier.
"Surprising amount of power. Descent Clarity."
Great amp for any of the ikyaudio speakers.
Custom designs available, email for more info.
Includes: 12 VDC 2000mA Switching Power Supply US and EU Power Plugs and 3.5mm to 3.5mm 3ft cable for use with any ipod, mp3 player, computer or any audio player with a 3.5mm output.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally seen the light, I've opened my eyes...

Finally seen the light, I've opened my eyes...
- Brad Delp 1951-2007

Boston - Third Stage

My First CD purchase back in 1990 $18.99 at Tape World.
Why did i choose this as my first CD, this is one of my all time favorite albums, musically and sonically. Bought it on tape when it first came out in 1986 and just wore it out. Just a great album, i know it's not for everyone, but it does it for me. If i had to choose 10 albums to keep and throw the rest out this one would be on my list.

Here is a great review on the album, and if you have a chance have a listen. "overlooked masterpiece"

"It took nearly six years to conceive and complete this album. No orchestral instruments or synthesizers were used to create the sounds. Each individual piece of music relates to a human experience. And together they tell the story of a journey into life's Third Stage."
- Tom Scholz

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thanks for making such beautiful speakers!

Thanks in part to Beverly Wood Works, we have another satisfied customer.
Owners of the ikyaudio 1a mahogany loud speakers.

Thanks for making such beautiful speakers! My wife and I love their look and the way they sound right out of the box!

-Gary S, California

Sunday, September 12, 2010

back to the future?

more info to come, stay tuned

ikyaudio 1a Loud Speakers New Options Available

in an on-going collaboration with Beverly wood works,
ikyaudio is expanding the 1a Loudspeaker line to include more than just the original Mahogany edition. Starting immediately we will begin offering them in the following materials: Santos Rosewood, Walnut, Macassar Ebony, and Lacewood. Also on the drawing board for the near future will be an all Walnut loudspeaker featuring a solid Walnut baffle with walnut veneers, similar in size and style to the 1a. Check back soon for more updates as well as photos with the new wood species.

ikyaudio on Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio for September 12, plus BYOB pingpong 7-9 p.m.
6:00-6:30 p.m. The Roundtable
Host Rani Woolpert welcomes members of the music-dance-video performance duo Poster Child, who will perform at Transistor Friday night; IkyAudio's Eric Nelson, whose handmade stereo speakers are now available at Transistor; and Mason Dixon of Motion Graphics Festival, which will be taking place in Chicago September 15-19; and Harry Sudman, whose
paintings will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at 33Collective Gallery, opening September 17.

6:30-7:00 p.m. The Silent K
Brian and Jeremy return for another episode of Transistor Radio's comedy quiz show -- a party for smarties and conundrum for dum-dums. Come be part of our studio audience, eat candy, and vie for a $25 Transistor gift card.

7:00-9:00 p.m. Andy Miles presents two hours of music from Transistor's CD and LP collection. This week he has new music from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Avi Buffalo, Cornershop, Dean & Britta, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, Glasser, Goldfrapp, Here We Go Magic, Interpol, Menomena, Janelle Monae, Richard Thompson, and Women, and archival tracks from The Fall, John Lennon, Low, Modest Mouse, Naked Raygun, Pavement, The Smiths, Stereolab, The Sugarcubes and more. Plus he'll have details on how you can win a pair of tickets for upcoming Metro shows with Neon Indian, Menomena and Caribou.

The full lineup of shows will be available on our website,, beginning Monday.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ikyaudio in Deutschland

for you that can't read German here it is loosely translated:

The Hometrainer of Mr. Spock
That roars!
Who would have thought that: PVC, which delivers material, from which the pipes under our wash basins are, at the same time an excellent ochestra. Presupposed, one installs three inch a large loudspeaker to an end and the other one forms to a sturdy status foot. This Sea Cucumber Speaker baptized Stereo loudspeaker comes out. The name is English for sea-cucumber, and looks at themselves one the snow-white boxes once, can one it understands why the doers of ikyaudio this names selected. Since each of the pairs of loudspeakers becomes hand-made, the Sea Cucumber Speaker costs extravagante 155 euros.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

become a fan on Facebook

check out ikyaudio's page on facebook

Transistor Chicago

Transistor in Chicago, my new favorite store not only does it sell ikyaudio products, but it has some of my favorite things, records, audio equipment, music equipment, handmade music equipment, free screenings of films, live shows, and cannot for get BYOB PING PONG. I love this place!!!! Next time you are in Andersonville check it out.

NEW ikyaudio AMP15w

this is the new ikyaudio AMP15w, handcrafted T-class 15 watt stereo amplifier, check out the video, soon to be sold at Transistor in Chicago

Sunday, August 15, 2010

a special kind of crazy

it takes a special kind of crazy to look at a piece of PVC pipe and think, hey, this would make a great speaker.

i guess i am a little crazy :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Time Out of Mind

One of my all-time favorites, takes you to a dark cold place, but once there you'll never want to leave.

"Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there"
- Not Dark Yet

"The air is getting hotter
There’s a rumbling in the skies
I’ve been wading through the high muddy water
With the heat rising in my eyes
Every day your memory grows dimmer
It doesn’t haunt me like it did before
I’ve been walking through the middle of nowhere
Trying to get to heaven before they close the door
- Tryin' to Get to Heaven

give it a listen, even if you don't like Dylan


not the nicest looking amp, but for the price it can't be beat, sure you can find cheaper 2-channel mini amps on ebay, but you never know what your getting, plus they all sound terrible. This little thing is perfect for your computer or ipod. I use it at work and it's just awesome, small enough to put anywhere and just enough power for office listening.

Soon i will be working on my own version of this and some powered speakers as well.
i will keep you posted, sorry for the messy desk

thrillist - chicago nice!!!

it's been fantastic to see my work on so many different websites, it's very humbling, but exciting :)