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seti

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  1. I wouldn't mix and match recrtumfriers as it could go south quickly. For scratch built power supples I like the tv damper diodes ike the 6DM4 as they have a slow start of about 30 seconds. There are so many great damper diodes and pretty cheap. Then there are ancient rectifiers like the 80 81 82 83. Since I have 5 81's I might do a full bridge for a DIY PP2a3 amp. For MV I really like the little 816's. Its all fun till something catches fire.
  2. I was supposed to go down Friday morning to show Jim a new scanner I have been testing. Work got in the way. I'll maybe make it next Friday. I did some work on a Bogen DB230 for the museum and will be returning it. Nice little piece 6DW5 outputs with DC filaments. Do we know an expert Ampex restorer? These need a special touch for sure. The PWK mods should be well documented. Next time I am in Austin I would love to see your RTR stash.
  3. That is a hell of a job. How many Ampeces do we have that need to be restored?
  4. Well they would still come form the same place lol.. I'll make a deal with you. You can have all my Klipsch speakers when I'm dead 8-) All donated to the museum unless Stacey wants them lol....
  5. I don't display my k403's as they are my daily drivers. They have the driver PWK picked out the B&C DE82TN. Trust me the museum has plenty of K403's. They have some beautiful horns out of bloodwood.. I think. Then they have other examples. Have you been to the museum? They have the consumer V1. It is beautiful. Roy and Klipsch museum already has K403s... It will be fun to see the rare stuff come out for display at the museum over time... The drivers fit fine. Sound fine. Measure fine. Zako aka Maron didn't give them to me I bought them but wth in my book $500 is a giveaway. It will be fun to see where this auction ends up very strange....
  6. I have several amps that use the GZ34. It makes me wonder why could they make this killer rectifier that seems to last forever but now we have trouble just making them stable. I wonder what we are missing in tube production now. I've never killed a GZ34 and don't think I've seen one dead lol... . For DIY I love the damper diodes that are slow start like the 6dm4 or the 6AX4.
  7. Because Klementovich sprayed them with some crazy texture. It makes no difference in sound.. I've seen their birthplace and they are just fine...
  8. They aren't mini punches but JC full tractrix horns. I can't remember exactly 60hz-600hz?? They are among my favorite horns as well.
  9. There are different horns with slightly different goals. The k403 needs a little less eq but with the jubilee having a dsp that is a moot point. I like em both. K402 is now on Klipsch state of the art Jubilee is all that needs to be said.
  10. I wouldn't say better as it is hard to beat the k402. Think of the K403 as a k402 with collapsing verticals. The reason I love the horn is it sounds great and has Roy and PWK's hand in the design. Pretty cool. When you hear the new Jubilee it is undoubtedly the state of the art in sound. I've never heard anything better.
  11. Those are the ones. Here are some pics. Tractrix on tractrix... Right out of the mail 8-)
  12. That isn't exactly what happened 8-) Klementovich was gifted the Golden Jubilee's by Valerie. They had K403's. There were two pairs made she had the other pair. Klementovich didn't like the "plastic" K403's so he replaced with martinellis. He also didn't like the crossover so he moved it to 750hz which was an odd thing to do. Klementovich sent the K403's to Maron Horonzack. I had happened to contact Maron to talk horns when I had mentioned how much I would love a pair of K403's. Maron said "How bad do you want them?" I was joking and said something like $500 and he said $550 and I'll ship them to you..... Next thing I know I have a pair of unobtanium K403's and I have been listening to them ever since. They are amazing as they are the combinitation of wills and compromises of PWK and Roy. It has Roy's flair and PWK's collapsing verticals. They are my favorite audio item.
  13. Just got this old Bogen going. It has 6DW5 output tubes and dc filaments. Interesting.
  14. That is cool.. It would be hard to build a tube amp power supply as good as HP or Lambda... Great stuff. My second hobby is restoring test equipment.
  15. That is really cool. I need a few of those!! I have some HP Power Supplies awaiting restoration but I don't think they are as flexible. I've also had my eye on some Lambda Supplies.
  16. Yeah he is a clone builder 1000% and a bloody good one. Not really gonna argue.
  17. I've actually heard two of Min's amps on horns. They were free from hum and sounded fantastic. The look is advanced DIY. I've heard his SET amps not push pull a 45 and 300b. If you look at the shear number of amps he has built and his feedback that says a lot. The list on his website is not all he as done. He has been building for many years. I would trust him over much of the stuff out there. He is a good and honest builder. A direct coupled SET amplifier is not rocket science. If I can do it as a first amp build someone with 100's of builds under their belt will not find it problematic. If I had to list all the cottage industry audio companies not run by audio engineers you would be shocked... Well likely you would not be but a few of them are actually good.
  18. Those whacky engineers. If they can do something do they ask themselves if they should do something.
  19. Why? The 6SN7 is one of the greatest and most linear tubes. I don't see the alure to this...
  20. Min of Tube Audio Labs does great work and does custom orders. He builds budget or elaborate. I like his style. https://www.tubeaudiolab.com/portfolio
  21. That is pretty good. I can not english what sounds good. For me music listening is a feeling. Which I can't express very well. This is likely why I can't stand reviews. I had a ruby klipsch cart but I dropped it and then I cried lol..... I don't know of anyone that has even seen a diamond.
  22. They are rebranded Zennn carts also labeled Levinson. Good stuff. I have boron and aluminum cantilever and for some reason prefer aluminum.... Maybe something wrong with my borons.
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