Original replacement Western Electric 555 diaphragms…the ultra rare.
Price? Don’t Ask…..
Some of us have played with streaming music and other high Tec inventions.
But airstream? This is one hell of a design and somewhat never ageing.
As I guess the whole concept was about travelling it was only normal that RCA made the matching record player.
That way the travelling into music could be part of the trip….
The is the critical junction section between the cast iron throat and the wood horn
The wood section is some 3metres long and needless to say that it has to end up centered, following the outer curve of the mid section whilst respecting the exponential shape and oh yes the correct interior dimensions to then correctly join with the cast iron throat.
These large horns are awesome in many ways.
Finally got to where I wanted to be regarding the western electric 13a throat perfect replica from original casting model and with exact same iron as originals. Details count in my world. This was made possible thanks to friends the work of time and the mandatory patience….
In a previous article I mentioned the sound differences between the various materials I have used. Cast iron is king for me and the fact it’s what was originally used by western electric makes it all the better!
These are just wonderful pieces.