A brief introduction - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Member Areas > Introductions

Introductions Welcome to the DIYaudio Community. Introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better!

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th April 2005, 10:09 PM   #1
WayneM is offline WayneM  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Alabama
Default A brief introduction

Hi.

Long time lurker and audiophile with more wants than money.

Have collected and built lots of stuff/junk over the years.

My main system consist of Jensen Imperial Horn drivers ( P15LL lows / RP-210 mid horns / RP-302 tweeters ) with original Jensen crossovers (A-61 and A-402), in some of the most unique custom cherry cabinets I've ever seen... All purchased for $450 in 2003.

My primary amplifiers are Krohn-Hite UF-101 laboratory amplifiers. These amplifiers (mono) use parallell push pull (4 in all) 6550 output tubes, and are at 50 very conservative watts/channel (so conservative that I am still running the original (since 1958) Tung-Sol 6550s). I also use an EICO HF-81 EL84 integrated amplifier. I have a variety of sources (nothing to get excited about), and tend to use my own homemade cables.

I like MOST types of music and love playing around with new stuff.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2005, 11:56 PM   #2
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Welcome Wayne,

Glad you decided to join after lurking for so long.

Are you planning to build something soon?

Cal
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2005, 01:47 AM   #3
WayneM is offline WayneM  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Alabama
Actually I have become interested in the Tripath amplifiers (purchased both the SI and the TEAC)

I am very impressed with the technology so far and I am looking forward to playing around with and modifying them.

I am also going to modify the cabinetry for my Jensens. The cabinets were built in the mid 1950s. The craftsmanship is impecable, and I have a very unique set of speakers - probably none like them in the world.

Unfortunately the "designer" did not know anything about vented speaker design, so my challenge is to tune them up without destroying what the builder (obviously much more talented at woodworking than myself) has crafted.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2005, 06:09 AM   #4
Speakerholic
diyAudio Moderator
 
Cal Weldon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Quote:
Originally posted by WayneM
and I have a very unique set of speakers - probably none like them in the world.
Ah yes, we certainly share that. I've a half dozen or so that fit that category.

Cal
__________________
Next stop: Margaritaville
Some of Cal's stuff | Cal Weldon Consulting
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2005, 06:18 AM   #5
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Welcome to the forum....

Pictures of your Jensens?

I've heard some comments on those Kron-hite amplifiers... one fellow in New Zealand who uses them to drive custom IMF Reference Monitors that loves them, and another fellow, commenting that the feedback used to get vanishing low distortion makes them somewhat sterile... i'd be interested in your comments.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2005, 04:02 PM   #6
WayneM is offline WayneM  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Alabama
Here are some pictures of the Jensens.

As for the Krohn-Hites, the circuit is designed to have a LOT of feedback. But then I've never been one to believe that there is anything inherently bad with feedback. I guess they might be described as sounding sterile, but I've always felt they sounded pure, clean, and musical. They also have an effortless quality about them - sounding much more powerful than they are rated.

They have an amazing S/N ratio (106 db), extremely low distortion, loads of headroom for a tube amp (>3db), and have unparalled build quality. The build quality is excellent, with lots of oil-filed capacitors and massive Freed transformers.

They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love them.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg comp6.jpg (96.4 KB, 115 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2005, 05:54 PM   #7
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Wow... those speakers are unique...

And that is now 2 people (out of 3) that love their Kronhites

I hope to run into a pair someday.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2005, 01:23 AM   #8
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Never actually heard the KH's either, but they had a terrible reputation back in the '70s (Ike Eisenson trashed them pretty regularly in his book and newsletter). I always have wondered how much of the antipathy was created by reality as opposed to created by preconception.
__________________
You might be screaming "No, no, no" and all they hear is "Who wants cake?" Let me tell you something: They all do. They all want cake.- Wilford Brimley
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
introduction hanske Introductions 6 18th July 2009 05:17 PM
Introduction Mitch Alsup Introductions 1 31st August 2007 06:02 PM
Introduction cablemonkey Introductions 3 26th April 2007 11:18 PM
Introduction. JAMESBOS Introductions 3 31st January 2007 04:29 PM
introduction sigurd Introductions 1 10th January 2007 10:17 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:26 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2