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#1 JKent

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:12 PM

Newest version: Posted January 8, 2015.

Please disregard the old versions in the Library. There are some inaccuracies in those (and if you find any inaccuracies in this version please let me know)

Includes info in the KLH Thirteen, too.

 

Thanks, Gene, for shrinking this. Sorry it's still pretty huge.

 

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Edited by JKent, 08 January 2015 - 08:19 PM.

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Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:13 PM

and here are hook-up instructions for the Model Thirteen
edited : Also see post #6

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Edited by JKent, 03 July 2012 - 10:02 PM.

J. Kent Hollingsworth

 

Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:44 AM

and here are hook-up instructions for the Model Thirteen



Hi Kent

I have never owned or heard a KLH radio.

I always read good things about them, outstanding sound but expensive.

You did a super job, Kent, very well done.
VERN

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:44 AM

and here are hook-up instructions for the Model Thirteen



Hi Kent

I have never owned or heard a KLH radio.

I always read good things about them, outstanding sound but expensive.

You did a super job, Kent, very well done.
VERN

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:10 PM

and here are hook-up instructions for the Model Thirteen

member Revshot just sent me a Xerox copy of the Model Thirteen instructions from the original. I'll scan the approx 10 typewritten pages and post them here. Thanks Revshot!
Kent

J. Kent Hollingsworth

 

Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.


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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:13 AM

Here it is: The original 12-page typewritten instruction booklet for the Model Thirteen. I scanned the pages revshot sent, used OCR, then went through to correct spelling etc. The resulting document, in Courier font, looks pretty much exactly like the original. A bit long-winded, but stereo FM was new at the time.

Please let me know if you find any typos.

Kent

a couple of typos corrected 5/5/2011

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Edited by JKent, 05 May 2011 - 04:22 PM.

J. Kent Hollingsworth

 

Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

Here is a great place for tubes, speaker cloth, nobs etc.

http://www.tubesandmore.com/

If it doesn't matter the brand of capacitor I have always favored Vishay / Sprague "orange drops"

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

Thanks Trans. If you read my manual you'll see I provide a link to Antique Electronic Supply (tubesandmore.com) on page 5.
Working on a minor revision now, so any input is welcome!
Kent

J. Kent Hollingsworth

 

Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Great! I have not looked at the manual yet. I have been a customer of Antique Electronic Supply for years glad you are as well, great place.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

The latest version is here. See Post #1 (and disregard the old versions in the Library).
Thanks, Gene for shrinking it down to manageable size.

Kent

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Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 08:20 PM

Version 5 is here! Up to date as of December, 2014. Please see Post #1.

Kent


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Vintage system: DB Systems DB-lB/2A Preamp; DB-5 Tone control; DB-9 Headphone amp; Adcom 555/II amp, KLH Eighteen tuner; Tivoli CD; AR-3(a) speakers; AR-91 speakers; VMPS sub; AR-XA Turntable (awaiting restoration).
Home Theater speakers: Cizek KA-1 front; Cizek HTA rear; CSW Ambiance side; Minimus 7 (Zilch mod) front wide; Home brew front high; rbh center; CSW sub.





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