Garage Stereo

Discussion in 'DIY Lounge' started by Mike B, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    This is the only amp I've ever had problems with and I've built 5 so far. All the Bottlehead stuff worked w/o blowing anything up and so did the Elekit as well as that K12G above.

    The ST120 puked the rectifier within an hour and some shit happened with the KT88 swap as soon as the thing started conducting. But this amp also has a lot more power and a lot more voltage. First time I ever saw a resistor blow w/o any outside signs at all. No smoke, no cracked case, not even discolored in any way. Looks fine from the outside, just measures 6.8 meg.

    I'll hang with this until the resistors arrive. Got them from some outfit in WA via ebay, so should be here soon.

    Also upgraded my head unit, might as well put in a good source eh? Ordered up an Alpine CDE-HD149BT, has HD radio too - :)
  2. chad

    chad Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Just got word that a couple heavy boxes were delivered today. Hmm wonder what's in them.

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  3. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Cool. They hit the promised date!

    You've got enough power there to get to concert levels - :)
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Redid the garage sub. The Quattro went bye-bye and a Morel MW 1254 took it's place. Why such an obscure driver? It was the only one I found who's parameters matched the existing box.

    But a new baffle was needed as the cutout was much smaller, so I cut the old baffle off;


    And glued the new baffle on with a face board too;


    That carbon fiber is sexy. Used one of those auto sound "bar grilles" so I won't have rattles like the old perf metal one made, and here it is back home in the rafters;


    Onward and upward - :)
    Denton and Jack like this.
  5. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    looking good
    That is a nice driver
    A certain Tennessee High End Speaker Mfg.,
    egglestonWorks Such as his SAVOY,
    uses that line of drivers often in an isobaric
    configuration...Mids too!

    I see some Adire 10.1 HE in the rafters as well.
    Didn't swap out the tweeter & XO?
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    It sounds good. A little less sensitive than the quattro, a little smoother. Now that the weather is getting cooler I'm going to be out there more. Gotta get rid of 1 motorcycle and put the pinball machine in there. That Alpine head unit sounds better than the Pioneer.

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