Superstack: Don's Harman/Kardon 330B, "Happiness is a Weird Feeling"
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Don’s Harman/Kardon 330B
This winter I refurbished a 45-year-old vintage receiver I’ve had since 2001. It was a technical-spiritual journey for me and it was so much fun. Before November, I hadn’t touched a soldering iron in 20 years. Thankfully, there’s the internet. I found schematics, parts lists, tutorial videos, and—most importantly—helpful and supportive audio nerds who made the whole project so much easier.
“Happiness is a weird feeling”
During the most recent pandemic lockdown, I opened up a chat window with my buddy Luis, a gay engineer from Manila, Philippines, and we got into a conversation about consciousness, inner peace, the mind-body connection, and what it means to be happy. This conversation unfurled over a couple hours, and I enjoyed all the twists and turns of it. So, we decided to publish it.
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