|Thordarson Amplifier with 6V6 Push-Pull Output and Walnut Cabinet|
There are small incandescent lamps in each of the chrome or nickel plated globes at the top. I connected a 4 x 6 speaker removed from a radio to the speaker output terminals. The Garrard record changer pickup wires I connected to the phono input terminals. This setup sounded really great and my favorite record to play on it was Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
Here is an advertisement for the Thordarson walnut amplifier series in Thordarson catalog 400C.
|Thordarson Catalog 400C Advertisement for Amplifier with Walnut Cabinet|
On the current project, the Sound Transformer, I just recently constructed a back chamber of the same volume as the volume that seemed to work best in the Hornresp simulator. This optimal back chamber volume seems to have removed the last of the slight "boom" in the bass horn. I set up a Fender Bronco 40 bass amplifier by connecting the headphone jack to the Lepai 2020A input. The Bronco 40 Aux input, used for backing tracks from an iPod for example, combines left and right stereo channels into a single monaural signal. I then plugged a Fender Precision bass with '62 Re-Issue pickup into the instrument input and played along with the iPod for an hour or so. I believe this may be the ultimate "practice" setup. You are fully immersed in the sound of the bass and the "backing tracks" sound very realistic. More on this later.