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    Vintage Audio

    Lately I opened a box of old Stereo Review and High Fidelity magazines that I have had in storage. I have been enjoying the heck out of the articles and ads. The writing styles have certainly...
  2. With features like this, how can you go wrong?

    "Transients are virtually eliminated" square waves come out as virtual sine waves?

    "Guaranteed Frequency Response: 30 to 22,000 cycles" Hmmm... 90dB down, but both extremes are faithfully...
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    Well, not having done it this way myself it seems...

    Well, not having done it this way myself it seems a little odd suggesting it, but I think the most forgivable method is to use paperbacked veneer and go with PVA and iron it on.

    I have used a many...
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    Looking good... sounds interesting. Is it time...

    Looking good... sounds interesting. Is it time for veneer?


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    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say, I imagine the...

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say, I imagine the list of equipment that you have not owned is rather short.:D


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    I did... a beautiful piece of industrial design....

    I did... a beautiful piece of industrial design. I’ve always loved it. I wish they were producing them again instead of merely refurbishing 95 existing units and charging a ton for them, but they are...
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Ethel...

    I thought this thread was going to be about Ethel Merman crying… :applaud:

    Awesome that she actually listens to CDs and vinyl.



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  8. Sorry, not ringing any bells here... hopefully...

    Sorry, not ringing any bells here... hopefully someone else will remember.


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  9. There are likely a dozen or so threads like...

    There are likely a dozen or so threads like that.... any other identifiers?
    Or, what info are you looking for?


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    Cool, thanks. It looks like Ken is offering them...

    Cool, thanks. It looks like Ken is offering them as kits.


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    Reach out to member edgewound. He has built his...

    Reach out to member edgewound. He has built his own kit that is as close to the original D130 as possible. I don’t know if he sells them as kits, you may have to hire him to rebuild the drivers for...
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    Pretty much everyone agrees with you. That is why...

    Pretty much everyone agrees with you. That is why Neutrik became the goto brand of connectors. Better engineering, excellent quality, and reasonable pricing.


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  13. Look at the way JBL and others have handled their...

    Look at the way JBL and others have handled their line arrays. I have no experience in this area, but there are numerous examples out there where they have used multiple mid bass horns in vertical...
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    Well, if water is a problem, you could try...

    Well, if water is a problem, you could try cleaning it with naphtha or acetone. Naphtha would be my first choice.


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    Do you have a donor grille that you can...

    Do you have a donor grille that you can experiment on?


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    What is the grille made of? Cane, wool, cotton? ...

    What is the grille made of? Cane, wool, cotton?


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    Did you ever see the originals as new? My first...

    Did you ever see the originals as new? My first exposure to the original lans-a-loy surrounds was back in the mid ‘70s when I picked up a set of early ’60s LE15As... by then they were stiff and well...
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    Much easier to read...
  19. Other than "audiophiles", collectors, and old...

    Other than "audiophiles", collectors, and old farts, I don't know anyone who still spin silver discs.

    Not that many spin the licorice pizzas either, but lots of folks seem to like to buy them.

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    I wouldn't use that metric as a proof of quality,...

    I wouldn't use that metric as a proof of quality, but yes, I would prefer a NOS pair of 136As over a NOS pair of 2235Hs.

    That said, the 2235H has measurably lower distortion and because of its...
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    The mass ring is shipped with the kit and is...

    The mass ring is shipped with the kit and is unattached like the dome. Both the dome and the mass ring are glued in place during the reconing process.


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    A 136H frame and motor is identical to the 2235H...

    A 136H frame and motor is identical to the 2235H frame and motor. If both cones are identical, then you have identical drivers with the only difference being the foilcals.


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    If you put a fresh coat of oil, you'll likely find it worthwhile in that they will show better... and it's only a small investment in time and materials. While I would go for the foam grilles myself,...
  24. I have seen them go for $600 - $2500 a pair....

    I have seen them go for $600 - $2500 a pair. Condition and location are the biggest variables... also there is the L200 which you have and the more desirable L200B with the 136A woofer and improved...
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    I wouldn’t add a fuse. As long as you don’t clip...

    I wouldn’t add a fuse. As long as you don’t clip your amplifier you shouldn’t have any problems. They aren’t going to fill a stadium with sound, but in typical domestic settings you should be fine...
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