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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. The two far left 12ax7's are for the phono stage. One of those might be causing it. Do you have any spares? I wouldn't keep tapping too much.
  2. Wow... that is just wrong. How have these not sold?
  3. heh heh... I just didn't want to be dead tomorrow BECAUSE I drank it.
  4. So if you found a couple of bottles of Weller that have been sitting for over 30 years in the back of a closet would you say, "Drink up!" or _______ ?
  5. Is this the correct manual for this?
  6. I apologize if I gave the impression that La Scalas need new drivers, crossovers or anything else for them to sound awesome. They already do. I was just sharing what I'd do given the budget. Enjoy your new toys!
  7. Excellent choice! That's the version I have on a compilation CD called "Shadows and Light" That was some major destruction!
  8. Belle's are beautiful IMHO and I would think satisfy WAF. If I had 2k to spend on used I'd find some older La Scalas, add Fastracs from Dave Harris, and factor in a recap of the crossovers. If I got the La Scalas really cheap I might push the budget and get Eliptracs from Dave, new 2" mid drivers, and new crossovers that attenuate the mids appropriately. If I decided on Cornwalls I'd get the Cornwall version of Fastracs and recap or replace the crossovers to drop the mids another 3 db. I've done all of these and the La Scalas with Eliptracs is my favorite but could easily break the budget a bit depending on the 2" drivers and crossover choices. Good luck! This is fun to think about.
  9. Remember that sound is different depending on how much moisture is in the air. The amount of water vapor affects the sound. On a dry winter night give the air a misting from a spray bottle of water and hear for yourself. This is a pretty small effect but it's there and you may prefer it dryer or not.
  10. I'm missing something... what is the connection between humidity and horn to driver gaskets?
  11. Congratulations! I'd say 600 is the perfect price for these... you could have easily paid 800. I'd be removing the eye bolt rigging and planning to brace the bins before I do much else other than listen. A little bondo for wood will take care of any holes left. I can't emphasis enough what a difference bracing did for my 1976 La Scalas. I assume the improvement could vary depending on the condition of the cabinets and how tight all the joints are. I injected glue along all the inside bin joints from the inside of the woofer housing and installed braces on the bins. I glued in stages... using gravity to help I only did the bottom side and the following day I turned the speaker to the next side to apply to the bottom of that side. Made the bass sound "RIGHT."
  12. Remove the extra speakers from the room or hook an amp up to them and turn them on with the volume down (keep the coil still). Cover the port or turn the speaker face down is another choice.
  13. Finally in a cabinet that it deserves! That little flaw at the corner almost disappeared completely I'm glad to say.
  14. All new caps... Sounds like a brand new receiver! VERY nice! If you like numbers here are some from Paul's power test: 8 ohms, 34.6V at 1kHz giving 149.6 watts per channel and .05% thd.
  15. I'd say you have a microphonic tube in your phono section just guessing. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think those are the pair of 12ax7's on the far left looking from the front.