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About muel

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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. I have horns with Dynamat and horns without... not really sure of the difference because there are other variables that are different. It's more important to have the horns mounted tightly. The screws will all loosen a bit over time so you might snug them down on the horns and woofer. Also, for the older Heritage with removable backs/access panels I like to add some foam tape to the frame to help seal up the box. The screws go right through and you get a better seal. I think this was what I used: https://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-speaker-gasketing-tape-1-8-x-1-2-x-50-ft-roll--260-542 I'd be surprised if anyone ever reinstalled their old capacitors back into their B networks but maybe. Still, I'd suggest picking up a used pair in the garage sale area... they show up for a hundred bucks or so. I say this just because I'd like to hear the original networks just for comparison. Not a big deal... do what you want. You can find a lot of discussion here about choosing capacitors! Have fun!
  2. If you are liking the current sound I'd leave the current crossovers alone... at least for a while. I'm pretty sure the capacitors could use replacement BUT I'd rather pickup replacement crossovers or see if someone here has some B or B2 networks for sale in the Garage sale section that you could recap. I tried about 5 different crossovers in my Cornwalls. Where I wound up currently (and happiest) was with a pair of B networks from the garage sale that I converted to B2 networks and used Jupiter caps. Rundown on crossovers used: original ALK (ver2) Original B network with original caps Original B networks with replacement Sonicaps ALK ES500 and ES5000 networks ALK Cornscala-Wall network B2 networks with Jupiter caps I guess I counted wrong... I tried other caps as well so I guess that's more iterations than I imagined. If I listened loud all the time I might have stopped with the ALK extreme slopes. At least that was my thinking at the time.
  3. Seems like there is a variety of layouts. Here is an interior shot of my 1967 Cornwalls : and also a few of my 1968's. Note the layout of the 1968 verticals you can see through the cloth:
  4. This little Bluetooth device works nice for any car too old for USB or aux jacks. Broadcasts to your FM... Sound quality is bearable. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719SNR5N/
  5. The SX1250 has the most awesome bass of any receiver. The classic car analogy isn't bad... might not be the fastest anymore but still fast, looks and sounds good getting you there! Can you get better amplification for 2,800? Yeah, but that's not the whole point when talking about vintage receivers. These things are like ice cream to me and I like lots of flavors! The top end vintage Pioneer, Yamaha, and Marantz sound really good! They all need to be rebuilt if they haven't been by now though. Heritage Klipsch might do fine with low power but it doesn't mind lots of power!
  6. I'm thinking some folks are just looking at the rate listed on their bill? Maybe I missed a comment on that but the only number that matters is the total cost. How many KWH did I use and what was my total bill including all the fees and taxes. I was at 13.7 cents per KWH in June but it has gone as low as 11.2 this year. I've been tracking for almost 10 years now and have averaged a 4% increase in cost every year. That yearly increase is what pushed me over the edge to finally install solar panels this summer. Payback for solar seems pretty good in the more expensive states.
  7. I wouldn't even have to listen... I'd be tempted to watch it flip the tape over and over... that is so cool to watch!
  8. Don’t blame you! Natural Sound is a good description.
  9. Look nice too! What driver are you using?
  10. I'd love La Scalas but I haven't heard the new IV models of the Cornwall or Heresy. You have to be willing to go without some bass with the La Scalas... I went for years before adding subs. I was pretty happy for that time but now I wonder what I was waiting for! I'm curious how your imaging will be with speakers at that end of the room. I had trouble with instruments and singers sliding all over the sound stage in a similar setup. I found that I had to move the speakers to the wall where the ceiling was most symmetrical to the speakers to get a solid sound stage. This meant I didn't get to put my seating where I wanted but it made for the best sound. Just food for thought.
  11. Some old stuff is really good! Here's a little comparison of new with old:
  12. Doesn't matter as much if the source has a remote Or a well trained dog.
  13. Did anyone else play with mercury as a kid? uhhh whoops... heh errr..
  14. The stereo version has the same voice as the mono blocks. Don't see these come up for sale very often. That is a nice looking cabinet!
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