Preparation works

Here the 1st steps to install a full size western electric 12a and 13a system. Yes that’s 2 x we12a and 2 x we13a for one lucky listener….more as we build this. Next weekend the whole thing should be singing. This is the very 1st home installed 12a and 13a system in Europe, well there…

Brackets with angles reference 13810

Here we have the western electric reference 13810 bracket proudly produced and used for 13Audio horns. It is an exact replica of the original part made so many years ago. Yes it’s solid cast iron and ensures a solid and secure fixing of the throat to the wood sections of the horn. This bracket was…

I work to achieve the closest possible to original

This image shows the termination of the wooden section and flange of cast iron throat that I produce. This is the part of the horn that shows how close things are to original. The 13a was designed as compact as they could and the “good old 1/4 inch” can be seen. Achieving after more than…

Making horns doesn’t mean stop listening!

Need to get a few records in during the day between the shaping of the wood making the horns…. Real great record this is! Good friend H advised me and wow was he spot on! Gives energy maybe needed on a rainy day in August! Imaged here sitting in the mouth of a 13a next…

The western electric 13a, sound?

It has been asked about and asked about, what does the WE13a sound like? Now there was the WE12a and WE13a “combo” demonstration at the Munich highend this year and yes this is/was impressive in its own rights standing as it was as a demonstration that not much has really changed. “HUGE” credits to the…

Western electric 13a 1st listen

So here we go…grabbed a we15a throat and kind of fixed it on, grabbed a we555 and a simple power supply, a 15$ amp and faithful Emt 981….well it sound like the work was time well spent…here no woofers, in tweeter sweet full range.