The Telematic SA-777 from Telematic Industries.. read more
The “Blackbirds” are in the living room and sound very good. I still haven’t had time to measure them but I will in the next few weeks. More information on the “Blackbirds look here.
I had been using a warehouse/studio space with an artist and the acoustics were very bad. It was even hard to carry on a conversation across the room. The room was large, 25′ x 55′ x 13′. There were concrete ceilings and floors and insulated sheetrock walls. I had divided the space about in the middle with some 8′ high cabinets perpendicular to one wall and out 16′ leaving a 9′ walkway. read more
The Blackbird speaker build, based on Tony Gee’s “Mezzo Galactica”. read more….
The R-1120 was Luxman’s top of the line receiver from 1976 to 1979. It had a retail price of $995. continue reading…
I had restored my AU-11000 and the only thing remaining was the power supply filter caps. There are 4 10000uf, 63v screw terminal capacitors. I could find a few on manufacturers sites but no venders selling them. The ones I found available were $56 each plus shipping and the terminal spacing wasn’t correct but I am sure they could have been made to work. The real thing stopping me was I had 2 Chemi-Con KMH capacitors of the correct value sitting in my drawer and 2 more could be bought for $10. Then I remembered a few years ago considering rebuilding some multi-section capacitors for a tube amp I had. It involves cutting the bottom off the can, removing the insides and replacing it with a new capacitor. Since the new capacitors are smaller, they fit easily. Here is what I did. Continue reading