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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. Trimming speaker wire

    I make my wire the exact length so the wire doesn't touch the floor and I don't have to use the expensive cable elevators. Sounds "tight".
  2. I started with this and it is certainly good for the money! I'm glad I stepped up to the Weller https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BRC2XU/ as it seemed to be more consistent, hotter, and more comfortable to use. Some various extra tips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KV8E2HS/ I see the Weller isn't on sale anymore and the tips are out of stock. Might find a better price elsewhere. Cool project! Have fun and be safe!
  3. From the different versions I've heard I don't think you are going to hear any difference between those assuming they are functioning properly. Slow down and get your caps replaced. One of the mistakes I have made is changing multiple things at once. Make a change and live with it for a week or two to get a feel for it before you do anything else.
  4. Heresy HIP w/Glass

    Would be interested to hear how you modded the AA networks for those!
  5. Got a Fisher 500C for my Cornwall II's

    I don't know how often people update their websites... you might just call to find out what they have available.
  6. Got a Fisher 500C for my Cornwall II's

    Fantastic! That looks really nice too! Nice cabinet. Yeah, the tuner in those is SOOOO much better than so much that has been made since then.
  7. Recorder for Instruments & Voice

    No experience but the wifi version looks pretty cool!
  8. A vs B and C takes on the winner

    Be sure you have speakers attached to any tube amp that is powered on. I have used both tube and SS amps switched this way but you better be sure you will never make the mistake! I have the switch labeled so I'm sure which amp is connected to the speakers. Also, I have only one amp power cord plugged in at a time so I will never accidentally leave a 2nd one on by mistake. I label the power cords too so I don't get them mixed up.
  9. A vs B and C takes on the winner

    This is what I use to connect multiple amps to one pair of speakers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G7SEQ7G It completely disconnects the every amp (or receiver) except for one (not all speaker selectors do this so don't try to reverse function a speaker switch box). You can easily move your source connection to each amp. For me, I would select each one for extended periods of listening. Take notes about each one, the sound, how the music "feels"... and set the notes aside to start on the next power source. Each session play a lot of the same music you know and love. After a week or two or more go over your notes to review. While one might seem to "sound" better another one might make you "feel" better. It seems kind of flaky to me as I write this but isn't how it makes you FEEL what it's all about? I'd also consider going through this multiple times... some with everything flat and then other times I'd adjust tone controls however I felt and make note of both experiences. To me, this is all just another part of the fun.
  10. Marantz 2220B - CT

    That link doesn't work for me even when logged in. This guy does nice work! http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?posts/9970845/ joe@asaalah.com is in southern Missouri.
  11. Certainly a lot more friendly prices! Dean has ears I have come to trust. https://www.parts-express.com/brand/audiocap/261
  12. The Russian caps were great in the NBS preamp but it would have been hard to not hear the the difference between them and the Duelunds. That said, if I were to do it again I would have gone with Jupiter. Sorry that I digress... the OP was about speaker capacitors.
  13. http://jupitercondenser.com/product/vt-round-aluminum-foil-wax-and-paper-capacitors/ http://jensencapacitors.com/products/speaker-capacitors/aluminium-foil---paper-in-oil---tinned-copper-leadout.aspx https://www.v-cap.com/oil-capacitors.php Some will tell you to not waste your money. I'll tell you that it was not a waste of mine. Depending on the setup, money might be better spent elsewhere first.
  14. Some basic Scott 299C Questions

    That is a sharp amplifier... pictures are required here! Have fun!
  15. Decided to try the Chromecast Audio. I'm thoroughly impressed for what I got for 35 bucks. It works pretty well for streaming. However, I didn't expect it to be HiFi and it wasn't. You have to change the settings so that it will play full dynamic range but that only succeeds in making it not bad. It's fine for streaming audio for the kids or in the garage or backyard which is how I am going to use it. I'm very curious how the sound of the Chromecast audio compares to the Sonos... does the Sonos sound much better?
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