Western Electric 13a feet that count…..

The we13a needs good feet to support the mouth. These are like originals supporting the horn at the exterior sides of the mouth. It’s strange that when you support the 13a in the middle of the mouth it affects the sound. Actually when you listen to a pair in stereo one being correctly supported and…

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…

Lateral or vertical ?

The original wax drums were cut vertically “hill-and-dale” and we owe the credit to Thomas Edison. Then came Berliner and his flat disc that adopted the lateral movement, why not? And then later came the Acetate Bakelite, Vinyl for the Radio Broadcast Transcriptions that offered greater silence . Yes but the idler wheel drive turntables…