I’d like to share with forum members a set of speakers that were recently put together for me by Justin Weber (ampsandsound.com) – and post a couple pics.
The final specs were as follows:
Woofers – Eminance KappaPro 15C 15″
Mids – Fastlane Audio Eliptrac 400 with B&C DE85TN 2″ compression driver
Tweets – Fastlane Audio Contrac – T with B&C DE10 1″ compression driver
Crossovers – ALK AP12-500 and ALK ES5800
Cabinets, assembly, and overall “generalship” from beginning to end – Justin Weber
Overall this was such a terrific experience that I want to give a shout out to all three guys (Justin Weber/ampsandsound.com – Dave Harris/Fastlane Audio – Al Klappenberger/ALK Engineering). Communication was great, and their advice was (I believe) spot-on every step of the way in putting these together. Dave’s speakers and Al’s crossovers are nothing short of works of art (note the pics below). And Justin is a great guy who really knows his audio . . .and . . . .is a total perfectionist. I think I got lucky to have this team on the project. Justin has some really sweet looking hand crafted tube amps that I have my eye on now as well, but I guess that’s another story for another day.
Thanks to Justin, Dave and Al.
Recommended for anyone looking for an endgame tube amp with some midrange magic and transient mojo.
AudioExpress RMAF 2016 – ampsandsound coverage Ampsandsound from Southern California (www.ampsandsound.com) teamed up with North California Sonic Studios to show their latest, hand-built hollow-state designs, the $3,600 Agartha and the $1,850 Leeloo combination amps. The former pairs a 6SL7 up front with an overspec’d power supply and 300b triode on output. The latter is both headphone and power amp,using a 12AX7 or equivalent for input (see Photo 8). With a pair of EL-84s out to deliver 2.6 W into an 8 Ω speaker, little Leeloo will also drive a 32 Ω headphone with a dead quiet 1 W of hollow-state […]