As you all know, I have a pair of 15" Tannoy Dual Concentric Lancaster speakers from 1967 that I use in my downstairs "vintage" system. These speakers come in very handy in some of my work, being the exact same speaker that was used at Abbey Road Studio One and Olympic Sound, etc. for mixing in the good old days. Hendrix, The Who, The Stones, Faces, Bad Company, etc. all were mixed on Tannoy's like mine and when you play that stuff on there, wow. At any rate, the way the speaker wire is connected in the back of the Tannoys is by these little fiddly holes that appear when a red + or black - button is pressed (see second photo below) Problem is, the hole is so small, only a dinky type speaker wire will work with the speakers. You know, the kind of wire they used to give you in the 1970's when you bought a receiver, thinner than lamp cord... At any rate, Joe Kubala of Kubala-Sosna Research (who has already helped my life by rewiring my upstairs mastering system with KS "Emotion" interconnects and speaker wire) and I were talking at the house a few months ago and I sadly mentioned that it was too bad that I couldn't use any of that magic Kubala Sosna Emotion speaker wire with my Tannoys because of the above-mentioned problem. As you can see from this picture: http://www.kubala-sosna.com/products/emotion/index.htm This speaker wire is way too thick to fit in the little opening, and even with a special "end" on the terminations the weight of the wire would be too heavy to hang down from the back of the speakers. Eventually the connection would snap off. Well, Joe, bless him, knows how much I love those speakers and said that he would try to think up something after CES. Today, a Fed Ex package arrived unheralded from Kubala-Sosna that contained a real surprise for me: Joe had the Kubala-Sosna factory construct a pair of special gold connectors attached to a special 3 foot length of Emotion cable that hung to the floor for support, taking the weight off of the fragile Tannoy connection box. The bottom of this wire connection was terminated with special boxes with plugs that I could pop the thick Emotion speaker wire into and, lo and behold, also in the box was a new 10 foot pair of Kubala-Sosna Emotion speaker wire, the top of the line stuff. Yippie! So, I hooked it all up and it just works great and it sounds wonderful; it really makes my vintage system shine with the breath of life I love so much in vintage gear. Even the bass is less "slow". I talked to Joe on the phone today and nervously pointed out to him that I am using thousands of dollars of his beautiful speaker cable to power speakers that I bought in a thrift store for $49.50! He laughed and told me that he was just glad that he could help out. Anyway, I just wanted to give Joe Kubala a public thank you: Thanks Joe; you are a good guy and a good friend.