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    Bob's M125 and my spiral bass horns

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    carpenter

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    Bob's M125 and my spiral bass horns

    Post by carpenter on Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:56 pm

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum, but thought I'd take a moment to share my success with Bob's M-125 monoblock kit. I purchased a pair with Sovtek tubes and with a week of spare time, voila', I had an operational set of subwoofer amps to drive my monster, spiral bass horns.

    My initial impression was favorable, but I couldn't get over the roundness of the bass notes. I expect kick drums to have an edge and plenty of slam. It took a while for me to sort out the problem, I've even ordered the WZ68 rectifiers and 12BH7 tubes, hoping for improvement, but in the end I remembered that Bob's amp's don't invert phase as do most amplifiers. My system is tri-amped and the mid-bass amp inverts, after flipping the M-125's banana jacks over to reverse the phase, the slam came back--in spades! This is something to remember, Dynaco fans.

    Just for kicks, go to my website to see the spiral bass horns (and many other horns) I hope you enjoy the pics.

    John Inlow
    Inlow Sound
    www.inlowsound.com

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    Re: Bob's M125 and my spiral bass horns

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:24 pm

    I urge everyone to go to John's web site and check out the construction of these very unique spiral bass horns. I have never seen a BASS speaker like this before. Usually bass speakers are sub-woofers or some "big-mutha" 15+ inch dynamic speaker. Check out the photos near the bottom of John's spiral bass horn web page on the "fabrication" of his spiral bass horns.

    http://inlowsound.weebly.com/125-watt-kt88-tube-amplifier.html

    Bob


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    carpenter

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    Re: Bob's M125 and my spiral bass horns

    Post by carpenter on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:45 pm

    Bob, it's too bad we're not neighbors. I think you'd get a kick out of my system. Come to think of it, I'm selling a full blown system to someone in your neck of the woods. He lives in Manhattan. When I get it up and running, I'll have to have you over for an audition/listening session.

    John

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    Re: Bob's M125 and my spiral bass horns

    Post by Guest on Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:00 pm

    DAMN!...them things are out of this world!!!!!!

    carpenter

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    Re: Bob's M125 and my spiral bass horns

    Post by carpenter on Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:01 pm

    MontanaWay wrote:DAMN!...them things are out of this world!!!!!!

    Can you believe that my wife is OK with me building these things? She's a rare breed of woman!!  queen

    They are the best sounding bass horns I've ever heard. Most bass horn can hit a low note, but they distort. These horns are smooth as a Cadillac.

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