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About muel

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  • My System
    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. Take off your watch before changing a record.
  2. muel

    scott lk 72

    Personally, I'd prefer to leave the cover off so it would run a bit cooler. Here is another way to go:
  3. Take a job with any fortune 500 company and find out how little free speech you have.
  4. I'll take the vacuum! My wife has a birthday coming up.
  5. You have taken some nice pictures and it's helpful to those of us with other commitments who could not attend. Companies are made of people who have varied ideas and vary in their decisions and even change their minds sometimes. Try to not take it personally even though it feels that way. National origin is a protected class so it is something else we have to tread lightly around. My thought is that we can try to not be disparaging. I think you have clarified your thoughts here.
  6. muel

    What I Got Today!

    I went ahead with a NUC and installed Roon's ROCK OS. It has been, as the name implies, rock solid. I work in IT all day (and night) so I like a no fuss solution. Roon needs decent hardware and I'd say a SSD is a good idea for the OS. Using an old PC you retired from other uses is not the best idea nor is trying to run the server over wireless. I installed the NUC motherboard in a case that was all heat-sink, runs silently with no fan and is actually quite a bit cooler. The ROON interface is not perfect but it seems peerless in my estimation. That and a minor tweak of the ROON DSP EQ settings to smooth out the La Scalas has made me a pretty happy listener! Wait, you have a Sonictransporter? I'd think that would work pretty good for ROON.
  7. Yes, and go to the doctor and they can't tell you how much a procedure is going to cost and after the fact you can't even tell for what you are being billed if you get a bill at all or maybe just a statement that includes who knows what portion of what was done. I stated that poorly but it probably makes more sense than my last medical bill.
  8. muel

    Got to love Cali....

    I'm guilty of thinking that Californian's can take it. I know my friends and family who live there don't care what I say or think. Every state has something we can make fun of for that matter. I suggest we should probably make fun of our own state more. If the company you work for doesn't have differential pay based on where you live then it can make financial sense to live in the cheapest location possible. Some of us are working too much to really benefit much from where we live beyond our homes where we spend most of the rest of our time. Different priorities at different stages of life... eventually I won't care about the quality of schools as much but I will still be interested in the property taxes.
  9. Not illegal... just poor fashion sense.
  10. Joe is helpful and had decent prices https://www.joewoodworker.com/ How much veneer depends on what you want to cover on the La Scala. Cost varies greatly with how exotic you want to go. Nice Walnut isn't that expensive. I love Cherry! With mine, I hope to just cover the sides and the top. I'm going to leave the front and back black because I like the look and also so I don't have to mess with fitting the dog house opening. I would go with 2 sheets of 4 x 8 paper backed veneer with the grain running long ways so the grain will go up the side, across the top and down the other side. This is a bit close on the length but I cut the pieces just a little bit long so I can trim so that the grain flows nicely from one section to the next. You will want to sand down to raw wood. Level any depressions with fill (I used Bondo). I liked working with Heat Lock glue. You might experiment with a smaller project just to get the hang of it. I think Heresy's were a nice first project and only took one sheet of veneer.
  11. The need for break in was definitely true for the higher voltage application in my amps. It took almost 500 hours for the grain (very slight) to finally disappear. https://www.v-cap.com/tftf-capacitors.php Also, re: Jeff and his suggestions on caps for crossovers as of a few years ago - He was very quick to express his affection for the Jupiter caps. The old versions were being replaced so nobody had much experience with the new ones yet. I already had been very impressed with Jupiter (both high and lower voltage applications) so I had no hesitation scarfing up what he offered of the old versions to rebuild a few networks. Almost every crossover I have uses Jupiter caps. No @Deang, I haven't touched your networks... they still have the OIMP Vcaps. @mboxler brought up a good idea for a new thread! I love to learn! I'm old enough that I forget stuff sometimes and now I can learn the same stuff over and over.
  12. That board underneath needs to be maple... tsk tsk
  13. Turn off the air and close it up in the room with a tube amp playing some tunes.
  14. Nice ! Somebody's going to have a lot of fun with this!
  15. If a loved one said my speakers were "big and ugly" I'd have to bite my tongue so hard it would bleed! There are so many responses to that I don't know where I'd start but most of them would mean I'd finish in divorce court.
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