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  • Birthday 02/07/1958

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    Belton Mo.
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    Audio ,slot cars, cycling, British sport cars, Wood working,
  • My System
    1980 La Scalas w/ grippers , Heresy I, 1972 K-Horns w/Grippers, CT125 tweeters and 4500HZ A-type crossovers and cast frame woofers from BEC, HK430, HK 730, B&O 1700 , Akai Gx-F71,......Integra dtr-50.2.....Dynaco ST-70 rebuilt...Pioneer pl-12d with Ortofon red....2 sony CD players.

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  1. I think caps should be changed. There is no way the originals are even close to spec. its not that hard to do. You can keep the originals if you think you might want to put them back in but I bet you wont after you hear how much better they sound. Do one then do a mono comparison test then just turn the balance knob back forth to hear each one.
  2. Cory sells Parasound maybe he can get you a deal.
  3. Oh yea it just unscrews from the horn so easy to service.
  4. If mid driver needs repair....pretty easy to do but you can send it to Bob Crites and he can fix it for you. You can also get parts and more info from him on the phone he is a great guy.
  5. Sorry tried to fix my post would not let me. You can get the right values wit 2 capacitors hooked together if you cant find right ones.
  6. I changed mine from Type AA to Type A and got the caps from Parts express...Bob Crites also has the right ones.
  7. Yep you need new capacitors for sure. ....I would go with type A and eliminate the diodes. Ge them from Bob Crites. Since they are on hard smooth surface go get some furniture grippers for the bottom of them also check washer on the mid driver probably hard and loose can get those from Bob or use O-Ring like I did. Also tighten up the mid horn mounting screws inside cab.
  8. I would jump on those.....if I was closer 2 of them would be mine.
  9. There should be a gasket on the driver I think. Get one from Bob Crites or do what I did get a small O-ring IM me if you want to know how I did it. . The silicone around the back plate is usually the fix for the K-55M
  10. Call Cory if you decide to go new speakers for sure. Other than that used is the way to go I know I can never buy new again since price hikes.
  11. I say call Bob Crites get parts from him. But the corns will never keep up with the Bells like you want I dont think. The corns will go lower but not hit as hard, cant really compare the two to each other horn verses direct radiator.
  12. Did not take much before to make them move I could see it move with very little pressure. You wont break them apart. I think veneer on the outside did a lot to stiffen them up. It was also Iron on veneer I used contact cement type on my K-Horns and wanted to try the iron on type. It was just as good maybe even a little easier.
  13. I just saw this post and when I re-veneered my Scalas I put some screws or brad nails I cant remember now in the side wall top and bottom and then veneer over that. Before I did that I could move side walls with my fingers in and out now you cant even move them with a knee on one side and 2 hands on other side. So I dont think you need the inside bracing at all. I wish I had made a video of it maybe someone with stock LaScalas could show how much theirs moves then I could post one of me trying to move mine. I showed my son the day I did it he was impressed. Before I could just grab front edges with fingers and make the side walls move. Now that I thought about it I think I used my air powered brad nailer and put like 5 nails in top and bottom. I did it right after my transplant so not to sure what I used. Doesn't really matter either one will do the job probably.
  14. They woud have to be in perfect condition for 600 Cory has some brand new Hersey III for I think 1200 which is better deal.
  15. I vote for Crites type A cheaper and less parts in signal path. I also would change the woofer inductor to this...https://www.parts-express.com/erse-super-q-25mh-16-awg-500w-inductor-crossover-coil--266-908
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