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    NOS Valves NBS Preamplifier (Duelund Cast-PIO-Cu)
    NOS Valves VRD Amplifiers (V-Cap TFTF)
    Custom Cabinets by Tom Keady

    La Scala 1976
    - LS BB (Aletheia Audio Super AA networks w/ OIMP V-Caps)
    - Beyma CP25, BMS 4592ND-MID Drivers,
    - Fastlane Audio Eliptrac 400 Horns

    Cornwall 1967
    - WO (moved from ALK CornScala-Wall networks
    with Mundorf MCap EVO Aluminum Oil caps to B2 with Flat Stacked Jupiter caps)
    - Crites CT-125, K-55M Drivers,
    - Fastlane Audio Fastrac Horns

    Cornwall 1968
    - WO (B type Xover upgraded to B2 with Flat Stacked Jupiter caps)

    Heresy II 1985
    - Veneered and upgraded to Heresy III

    Heresy I 1976
    - WO (E type Xover with Flat Stacked Jupiter caps)

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  1. That's what I do with vintage equipment. I turn the volume all the way down before I power off with the power strip.
  2. Here is another way to go... Thanks @thebes and @michael hurd (and others)! I made one of these myself but I made it a bit shorter which put it a bit closer to the tubes than I intended. To improve the heat flow I made small black acrylic footers for the case so that air could flow freely under the case from both sides. Raised it only about an eighth of an inch but was much cooler. It was my first project with acrylic and took way longer than it seemed like it should. Drilling the holes was quite tedious but I managed to not have any cracks. The secret is to practice on scraps first so you know how much pressure you can exert (or not).
  3. I love the labels he used for the amp! My dad labeled just about everything with that stuff
  4. muel

    Vintage Cast Iron?

    Wow, your strong! Seriously, nobody likes to eat rust so a little refurb sounds like a good idea.
  5. muel


    I've found that I can't tell time anything!
  6. I would add that "better" isn't always better... sometimes it's worse or sometimes just different. It's all about synergy. That said, it wouldn't have even occurred to me to worry about what wire I'm using to demo a pair of speakers to sell. Depends on what all the other components are I guess.
  7. Yeah, that's some nasty stuff! Not sure what it starts out as but it turns into black tar of some sort. I scraped it all off and replaced with 1/8" thick gasket tape
  8. uhhh... yeah... the Brick Supply place has been looking for you. Did you see it next to that big stack of "free" lumber?
  9. See! Even they know it needs to be elevated!
  10. Tom Keady can build one for you!
  11. If the drivers work and crossovers are untouched I'd say 600. Maybe more if there isn't too much fill work on the cabinets.
  12. hmmm.... "tweete, woofers, upgraded already..." What does THAT mean?? I bet they had some fun with that Pioneer on top!
  13. A Technics 1200 in good shape is going to last a long time! See KAB (https://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/m1200.htm) for some worthwhile modifications (some more worthwhile than others). Tom here on the forum ( @tk49 ) made a beautiful cabinet for my 1200 a few years ago! He made it slightly taller to accommodate the footers I installed. I'll bet he still has the measurements... mine came out perfect. I had the Shure M97xE which is a basic but good cartridge that was pretty cheap. They stopped making them so they jacked up the price on the remaining stock. Google will find you a bunch of opinions on cartridges for the 1200!
  14. Pulling air through your amp could cool the heat protection so that it doesn't shut down when it should. I'd suggest that you pull the hot air away from amp to keep the ambient temp surrounding the amp cooler.
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