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  1. I sold a friend my favorite cd player (Nakamichi CDC-200) and was very unhappy with my Denon DCM-444. I ordered spikes for my turntable and ended up using them on the Denon DCM. The difference was night and day. Without any question the Denon Woke up and performed like a different player. Totally accessing more music on the CD's than ever. I have Isolated my turntable, cassette deck, and reel to reel with the spikes. I built a new pair of speakers and added in a plate for adjustable spikes in them also. A DEFINITE MUST ON MY SYSTEM. SMALL ROOM, TOO MUCH BASS! HarryO
  2. Thanks, I'm using this on my LaScalas now. I used Parks 0819 wood bleach after stripping and sanding the ugly finish on them. Next comes the Pre-stain conditioner and color. Thanks, HarryO
  3. Thank you for the info. I had a cabinet maker build the cabinets. He builds high end cabinetry and is also an audio fanatic as are most of us. I'm looking for new or different ideas for something different/weird/out of the ordinary. I have a feeling someone has or had a project out here that produced some unusual results. To me it is just part of the fun of building my own and taking my audio pleasures to an individual level. I deal in audio equipment and see about everything made. Just keeping the Heritage sound with a breath of fresh air thrown in. Thanks for all.
  4. Thank you. It goes with what I've been reading. I'm getting a good picture of the process.
  5. With my new Wallrus (CornWALL/ChoRUS hybred) cabinets configured for the new drivers I am all but done with this project. It is Time for the cosmetics. I used Poplar plywood for the cabinets and I'm not sure where to start on staining the cabinets. I have a friend that restores vintage furniture but I'd like to keep her out of the mix on these. What is the best approach to getting a nice color base on the plywood? Any step by step would be appreciated. Thank you, HarryO
  6. i actually tried a pair. sounded good but my old ears and cabinets yearned for a bit more nostalgic K sound out of them
  7. Nope, the Pyle is no longer available. Bob has been testing out a few new horns and this one looks good on tests and sounds good according to Bob and a couple of forum members that visited his shop recently.
  8. Crites has been testing a new horn that should go down close to 500hz and is only 16 1/2" wide and 12" deep. I love the sound of the Cornwalls but don't have the room. I have used the volume of the Cornwall cabinets and gone up and deeper to keep the cabinet volume. It is a cross of the Corn"wall" and the Cho"rus"(Wallrus) I'm sticking with the basic Cornwall drivers but have bought a full update on the k-33's and k-77's from Bob Crites. My problem has been the mid horn. The 600 is fine with me. I'm familiar with it and have no problems with the range. They are basically non-existent though and the new Crites horn gives extra range and smoother transition inbetween. I'm using Poplar cabinet grade plywood and have gone through a total of 6 motorboard/horn combinations. I feel the new horn should give me the transition I'm looking for. BTW, Crites has been super and his "playtime" has paid off tremendously and saved me many hours. Thanks again Bob. The cost of the horn is very reasonable and If the new horn tests out in my cabinets I'll be a very happy camper. The new speakers already sound amazing and I can't wait to fit the new horn and K-55's in the next few days. HarryO
  9. Bob, as you know I've been experimenting with quite a few horn/motorboard combinations lately. Some of the horns I've tried have need for dampening. I have been using the 3M brand of grey 1/2" double back tape and giving the horn a quick wrap. It works well, makes no mess at all, and removes easily if desired. It's available at most automotive parts supply stores. Send me a pair of the new horns when they show up. Tomorrow? I hope. HarryO
  10. I have found a solution for my horn problems. Thank you
  11. Michael, Jim and Mike at Circuitshop.com in Kentwood Michigan have some good deals and are some of the best speaker repair people around. About half what Orange County Speaker charges. I have the Phone number if needed. H
  13. I'm building a new pair of speakers and I'm having difficulty in finding the 600 Cornwall horn. Is there a good replacement or does someone have a pair of 600's they want to get rid of. Thanks, HarryO
  14. M, Your house is fine. You just need a bigger garage. Or I could take a couple of the CW's off your hands. Hb
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