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…

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…

Big Horns at the Barn

It all started by taking down and collecting the parts to be loaded, these are the electronics, drivers, filters, open baffles… Onto this 300km path Landed the parts in the Barn Built it all up in…3 hours! Played some records…. We did play these on a “decent” turntable(s…) We kept the midnight oil burning… Moved…

Hanging your Horn(s)

So does the www add up when it comes to issues like hanging horns? All the WE horns have hooks to suspend them; was this just a practical trait or something to do with the sound? Hard to test these things and come to some real solid conclusion on the matter. Set about doing that….

Switching Big Horns

The kind of day that is worth it. A lot of muscle and sweat, a few beers and good freinds to switch in the day from western electric 15a to 16a…same room, same turntable and same electronics….some may agree that this rare crazy audio….love it! Have a new bigger project on the way….need to make…

Western Electric 15a and 16a….two in a Room

Well it had to be done albeit to more modest proportions that some of our fellow audiophiles living in the Far East; 16a and 15a in same room. Some are curious about the differences between these two history pieces, and yes there are differences. Friends from around the planet have enjoyed time at my place….

WE16a and 15a in same room

The comments on the WE16a vs the WE15a will be made soon at this place. A few more ears need to drop in to hear the setup and then final, balanced and shared comments can be made. A small snap shot to get the idea.