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    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. muel

    What I Got Today!

    You would hang a basket ball goal on the same size of post and a lot higher. It is mostly about being sure the TV is secure in this scenario I think. I love those articulating arms too where you can adjust in all directions.
  2. muel

    What I Got Today!

    Post could be great to mount to but I’d rather have the TV somewhere else. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware-Fasteners-Bolts-U-Bolts/N-5yc1vZc2ao
  3. It is easy to imagine that our 40 or 50 year old Cornwalls vary in their condition. My 54 and 55 year old pairs both benefitted I think... one pair came with thin strips of Dynamat trimmed to fit and the other I installed the 1/8" thick gasket tape. Both backs compress to fit flush to the sides. There is a nice tight feel to the cabinet back. I had the backs off dozens of times as I've played with alternate horns and crossover setups. Some kind of finish washer might be a good idea as it seems the screws like to dig a bit deeper into the panel. It would be interesting to give it a knock test on the back before and after you apply the tape and install the back.
  4. I would consider a humming and vibrating power transformer defective. Plates are loose or something inside. Sounds like your satisfied. This is what is inside my computers at home: Acousti Products - AcoustiPack™ Soundproofing Materials There is a heat insulating quality to this material so I'd be careful. For speakers I've used No Rez from GR Research: No Rez 24” x 27” (4 pack) | GR-Research Funny thing, in my situation I was happiest using the expensive throw pillows from the couch. "When are we getting those back, Dad?" Uh... you're not. heh heh
  5. It's been a few years but I like the builds from these folks: Silent PC | Quiet PCs The parts they use were always top notch and their price is less than what I'd pay for the components even at discount. PLUS, they do all the work for me and add a warranty. Very nice build quality and they are QUIET which is very important to me... I hate the sound of pc fans!
  6. I just flip it over every 40 years just in case.
  7. Use gasket tape. https://www.parts-express.com/Speaker-Gasketing-Tape-1-8-x-1-2-x-50-ft.-Roll-260-542
  8. Yep... funny thing when I bought my La Scala's the seller collected organs and wanted only the organ and the amplifiers. He didn't want the speakers! I also removed the attenuators that were installed on the factory networks that were on larger boards than usual. The attenuators were cranked way down so the tweeter and mids had hardly been used over the 35 years they sat in a choir loft. The amps were installed inside the the top part of the cabinet with a newspaper metal plate between the amp and the cabinet. I looked to see but there was no date on the portion of the plate that was there... kind of wondered if it was from the local Hope AR newspaper. Really nice thing about these is that the top of the speaker cabinet can be unscrewed and removed for easy access to everything. Seemed obvious that Klipsch had done some custom construction for the organ company.
  9. It is a lot of fun when things come together! What's amazing is that you can always seem to find even more improvements but there is nothing wrong with sitting back and enjoying the moment!
  10. I have similar… 1 tube trap in each corner, 1 at each first side reflection point, and 1 center of front wall pulled out a bit. I’m considering more diffusion at the front wall. I have some absorption on the ceiling due to the cathedral ceiling causing some issue. I’m glad I’m not buying those new today! They do a nice job but painful for the wallet.
  11. Congratulations! Corners weren't a choice for me as far as speaker placement. I played with speaker placement for a long time trying to get the peaks and nulls on the low end to even out as much as possible. I have absorption on the sides but much preferred diffusion to absorption on the front (between speakers). Absorption deadened the sound with just a single much less a couple of 2"x2'x4' panels on the wall. I now actually have a single tube trap with diffusion panel pointed forward and placed in the center somewhat even with the rear of the speakers. I can pull it forward and back to "focus" the sound stage somewhat... pretty cool results.
  12. Not familiar with the Yamaha you mentioned... is that model correct? I've had a lot of fun with the CR-2040 and Marantz 2330... if going vintage integrated the Yamaha CA-2010 is amazing. The 2040 has a really nice low end that helps the La Scalas a bit. I guess it kind of depends on your goals... I listened to vintage receivers usually while doing other things with Cornwalls or Heresy's (garage, bedroom). I'm not really answering your question but was curious about the Yamaha. Honestly, I'd like you to try them all yourself and report back with your comparison. Are your LaScalas stock? Have fun!
  13. Be careful with the tube amp... I know that some require a speaker load at all times while powered on. Might check to see if that is the case for yours.
  14. Dad was given a ball signed by Babe Ruth when he was a kid. He didn't know any better and scuffed it up throwing it against a brick wall. DOH! Well, he still has it 80 years later and it's not as bad as you might think but that is certainly a painful story. Paul's signature would be worth a small price bump to me and more likely to make me choose these over others. Condition would matter much more. If they were older with a story it would matter more to me... Just one guy's opinion... and me without decent corners for khorns anywhere in the house.
  15. I just assumed the difference in dimensions was mostly about the thicker panels but I can say that stiffening the sides of my 1976 versions made a big difference. Still haven't veneered the cabinets but might stick with the original black. Been on the fence for quite a few years now. I tried quite a few variations of heights to raise them up but no amount sounded as good as flat on the floor (room is wall to wall carpet). I use DSP to trim off 7dB at 148Hz Q 8.0 which cleans the sound up a lot. Also played with knocking off 4 dB at 180Hz Q 12.0 These numbers came from some conversation here about the LaScala bins but I don't remember the original source. My ears had me at 150Hz knocked down 4dB so I was pretty close.
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