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November 2009 Hi-Fi Show

Mono minimalist
Cast of characters
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine
Lin - classic speaker guru par excellance and Rofiel - mono aficonado

Rofiel found this Jensen M10 field coil 13" driver (OEM WE TA4151 - more info) stashed in an ancient garage 120 kms. away from Manila
I revived the tube rectified  power supply with fresh Sprague ATOM capacitors. Since original replacement cones are unavailable, we took it to Lin for restoration.

The result of Lin's...
...painstaking labor.

To augment the top end, we added a phenolic diaphragm'ed Jensen RP103 alnico horn tweeter through a simple DIY crossover
Rofiel designed a Klangfilm inspired open baffle using phenolic plywood with piano hinged wings to maximize bass yet convenient transport.

Mono front end: Rek O Kut B12H 
Pickering 190 + GE RPX 78 stylus (left)

with variable EQ

JEL mono amps

Lin inspecting the installation of the Jensen M10
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine

...gazing on ancillaries 
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine

Bessa R + W-Komura 36/1.8
TX400/Difaine
Friends and Visitors
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
TX400/Diafine
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
TX400/Diafine
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine
Bessa R + CV Nokton 50/1.5
HP5+/Diafine
Bessa R + W-Komura 36/1.8
HP5+/Diafine
Me and the Bessa R...
...shooting film!

Thanks to Keith, Francis and Arnold for the digital captures!

See you at the next NHFS!

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