Today, my KLH Model Twenty-Plus and I celebrate our one year anniversary. Here’s what I wrote in my journal the day after I responded to the Craigslist ad:
There they sat — three gorgeous wooden pods, floating atop white metal bases patterned after Eero Saarinen’s famous “Tulip” design. It’s named for a flower, but the Finn must have had water in mind when he drew these shapes. After a droplet submerges below the surface, the water recoils skyward in a form very much like Saarinen’s, with a bead of liquid on top. In this case, the beads are walnut boxes — two house stereo speakers, and the third, a turntable and radio hidden inside a lidded cabinet.
Sadly, the 20+ has yet to spin more than a few records because the power cord won’t stay connected. I’m sure it’s a simple fix, but I have neither the tools nor the skills to do the job. Can anyone recommend a cheap Bay Area electrician? Or maybe you’re handy with screws and wires and want to trade a few drinks for your services.