long time no post. hello my old friends. i have not been on this site for sometime. i guess i have been enjoying life. i really haven't done any stereo projects for sometime. my old house has been devouring most of my income lately. i am finally looking forward to beginning this "vision" i had a few years back. i am going to have a 3-channel shorthorn tv/dvd system. [please don't ban me for posting 3-channel in a 2-channel section]
i am using a model T shorthorn mounted in a corner under the tv for the center channel with 2 model S shorthorns in respective corners with a sectional sofa caddycorner from the tv. the shorthorns are all 1957 mahogany. one of the shorthorns has a 12 ev woofer while the other 2 have 15 stephens trusonic woofers. i am going to swap an extra 15 stephens trusonic i have for the ev. i will also have to swap out the university ma-25 mid driver out for an university SA-HF. i happen to have one of these too. this will give me three identical shorthorns. i am going to use a mcintosh mc225 for the corner shorties and a mc30 for the center. it will be connected through a scott lc21 so i can manipulate the center volume to my liking.
another interesting part of this project will be the refinishing of the cabinets. while all three are mahogany, they differ in darkness dramatically. they all will need new grill cloth too. one of the three is absolutely mint. i hesitate to touch it, but in order for these to get put to functional use i must match all 3. i will post some pics of how things go.
i started today by taking all 3 apart. i must say that these were the most interesting speakers to dissassemble of all the heritage line. screws, screws, and more screws. i did find something interesting on the model T. the side grills were screwed down with 4 screws and on the top of those flathead screws someone by hand (guessing because the holes were not always centered) drilled small holes. these 4 tops of the screws were exposed, but an interesting button? rosette? that had a male screw extending out that screws into the top of those screws. this tightened up against the grill cloth giving it a fitted look. here is a pic.