Okay, here it is, My "Vintage Junk" in all its glory. This is it, My stereo, for what its worth. But, I like it. It all works to perfection, and I think it does exactly what I want it to do. Luckily it's all back where it belongs too. Ya see, those Carver seperates and lascalas I actually sold to a guy 23 years ago. i just got them back this year on Mothers day. I won't tell ya how much I sold them for because there was a bunch of other gear that was sold with those things I mentioned but I got them back for the whopping sum of $100. Now those Lascalas didn't look quite like this. Guess i should have posted a pic of the before. Okay, lets see what i can find.
There ya go, if I'm doing this right, thats what the lascalas looked like when i got them back. The crossovers were all rusted but believe it or not, they worked. One had a blown woofer though.
I called Klipsch and got an exact replacement woofer and about 4 days later put that in and I took a brass wire brush to the Xovers and scrubed them babies. I tell ya, the sounded great. But, even though, I decided to do a bit of upgrading. Hey, they are 27 years old so i called Bob at B&K and got a pair of A/4500 Crossovers and his Crites CT-125 tweeters. Holy Sheep Shit what a differnce. These babies will sure peel paint now. My biggest problem is keeping pictues on the walls. I may replace the woofers with Crites if someone can convince me it would be worth the investment.
Oh, I did make one modification. See the risers under the lascalas. I ported the bass bins. This helps brings the low frequencies down from the mid 40hz range to the mid 30 hz range. Does it really help. By my ears, yes. Did I test it scientifically with some sort of scope. Nope. I don't believe in scientific data anyway when it is involved with audio anyway. I believe only in what my ears hear.
Anyway, this is my "Vintage Junk"
And to my ears It's ..."Loud,Proud,Clean and Mean"
Current Rack; Carver M-4.0t Power Amp, Carver C-4000t Pre Amp,Empire 598III Turntable, Denon DL-103R cart/stylus,Pioneer RT-909 Reel To Reel,Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck,DBX Pro Series 231 Dual Channel 31 band EQ,Pioneer PDR-555RW CD,DBX-3bx,Berwun Research 7000A TNE,DBX-224x DS TypeII NR, Klipsch Lascalas "Loud,Proud,Clean & Mean"