Sometimes its worth just looking at these babies…

This setup isn’t completed yet but still it’s so nice to look at… This setup will have original western electric 555 drivers on the 12a horns, GIP 555w on the western electric 13a horns and GIP 597a tweeters. Upfront there will be all the necessary gear to make these babies sing…also carpets, furniture, etc….another nice…

Machining Western Electric 13a throat

No shortcuts : cast iron throat exact replica Heavy machinery needed to thread the end in which the brass insert is screwed, US thread obviously! All fun…

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…

Simple western electric 13a

St Exupery said that “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” This is what the western electric 13a is inspiring me. I have setup complex 5 way systems, multi amped, PLLXO, active crossovers analog and digital, played with the cables, dealt with…

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.