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 on: October 25, 2017, 11:25:43 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
I think a picture of the new Truth is needed. I can't imagine changing mine out, but it would be fun to see Series II.

Question: A 4 tube beast? I knew you could run 8.

 on: October 23, 2017, 08:41:35 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
So, last Saturday I went to Cary NC to see Poco, Pure Prairie League, Outlaws, Marshall Tucker and Charlie Daniels.  It was bittersweet since there were some pretty good performances and I wasn't in the top 95th percentile of age.  Grin  Some bands relied on a single original member and a name, but they rocked the Southern anthems pretty well.  I suppose I liked the Outlaws the best with their twin lead guitar work and that "old man kick ass" attitude... and they sounded powerful. 

I won't get into naming bands that need retiring sooner than later.  It wasn't that they couldn't still play well, but more of a loss of enthusiasm and quality sound.  The sound was the strange part since all used the same house PA system which was very good.

Next up???

 on: October 23, 2017, 07:34:56 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Henry
I visited Ed, the new Truth metal case is an attractive step up from the old case.

Also, I heard the four tube TS Beast for the first time.  With regards to amplification, I'm really not sure where one could go from there.  It really is that good.  It may be time to save the pennies and look for that rare used example.

 on: October 23, 2017, 07:25:01 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Thanks the Ed and Capt. Z for the cap value recommendations, that alleviated a lot of frustrated decapitation.  The Fostex tweeters work great with the 50 yo Bozaks with 0.22uF caps. 

BTW, I have all the Bozak info including the bill of sale from 1967.  They were owned by Lloyd Smith, sax/woodwind player who was inducted into the St. Louis Jazz Hall of Fame.  They were parked in his den from '67 - '99 when he died.  Lloyd traded a McIntosh C22, a McIntosh MC240 and two University speakers plus $1071 for the Bozaks.  Big money 50 years ago. 

I'm the third owner and got these from a guy that had them rewired and the crossovers renewed with caps and resistors.  These speakers are pretty special in that they can be tri-amped if someone gets insane like the second owner did with his mountain of McIntosh boxes.  He advised me to get a decent amp and just enjoy them... and I do from time to time.  Smiley

My HS Model 2/Heils are the reference and more accurate, but it's fun to step back and let these old gals rip.  The strange part is that these two very different speakers share many good traits.  Rudy Bozak made some pretty nice low mass woofers and midranges that still hold up well today.

 on: October 21, 2017, 01:12:20 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Capt. Z
Hi Steve;

I am doing well and are back living in Spain. Just been back to the states for a holiday. Had a chance seeing Ed and his new Truth.

eBay probably is the best place finding any kind of knob. That's were I found mine several years ago.

 on: October 21, 2017, 10:38:48 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
Hey Capt Z, how are you?

The other reason I want to change knobs, besides a cool look, is that a larger diameter knob would give a greater degree of control. The Truth has a fairly sensitive volume control, and a larger diameter knob will make incremental volume changes easy. Especially for a guy with aging fingers.


 on: October 21, 2017, 09:22:49 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Capt. Z
I just want a cool looking set of knobs for mine.

You should find some on eBay.

 on: October 21, 2017, 08:48:48 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
I just want a cool looking set of knobs for mine.

 on: October 19, 2017, 03:04:53 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by theophile
That's very kind of you to inform us about it Ed. I love your little gem more every time I hear it.

 on: October 18, 2017, 11:55:20 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Ed Schilling
I have decided to build all new ones  with dual power supplies. Yes, the price is going up but not very much. All ever built can have the second supply added if desired. I guess the question could it possibly "help" given the over the top performance when built as they all have been? That I can not answer and I'm sure no difference could be measured. So why do it? Well, the design is done and finished and there will never be any changes to the actual circuit. So what could be done to make it "as good as it can possibly be"? Well, dual power supplies and very fancy wire. The second supply is actually much less expensive than fancy wire! I'll offer the wire as an option but the dual supplies will now be standard. I have not added the wire or a second supply to mine btw. Never will do the wire but I may add a second supply one day. I see no need to rush.

The Ultimate Truth had dual supplies and very fancy wire. The "fail" was simply the xformers (they were just part of the extra circuit) , regardless of their cost were not transparent enough. On a scale of 1-10 they were a 9. The problem is that for the cost they needed to be a 10, meaning that the only thing they changed would be the 6-8 db of gain on one input. An option for 6-8 db of gain on 1 input in case it was needed for double the cost of The Truth is a fail but not a complete fail. Some would have been ecstatic with the result but we're picky. It had to be utterly transparent and was not. The experiment is not over but lets not forget the provide transparent gain for folks who have a phono stage that need additional gain for The Truth to be used. A better route at this time is a phono stage with 50 or more db of gain. The Transcendent Sound Phono Stage is excellent and has PLENTY of gain.

If anyone with the old silver case would like theirs in the new black one with or without the added power supply  I can do that and it's not really all that expensive either. I'm not really into "cosmetics" but the black box is a little nicer looking. Shoot me email or call with any questions!
Thanks for all the support, guys!

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