I went a bit wild today and decided to rearrange all my bedroom furniture so I could set up the new-to-me vintage Altec Corona loudspeakers as my bedroom system.
The speakers look small in the photo above because of the size of the room, but they’re really 3.5 feet tall and 3 feet wide, so they’re sizable, and they weigh in at over 100 pounds each.
That’s my 350 pound cast iron sleigh bed photo bombing the pic above, and is it ever a bugger to move!
The Corona’s are intended to be used in corners, and they really responded to being put in the corners with a huge dose of musicality – I like them a lot!
For a source I’m using my iMac feeding an mhdt Paradisea+ USB DAC, with one of Mark Coles’ fantastic power cords providing juice to the Paradisea+.
I’m using Duelund DCA16GA interconnects between the Paradisea+ and my wonderful little Almarro EL84 integrated amplifier, and Duelund DCA16GA speaker cables to connect the Almarro to the Corona’s.
While the Almarro sounds great stock, I’ve been wanting to do a capacitor- and resistor-ectomy on the little Almarro.
I think that with some NOS Allen Bradley carbon comp resisters and some Duelund tinned-copper caps (if they’ll fit) the little Almarro would be stunning.
The big vintage Altec 832A Corona’s in my bedroom system have surpassed all my expectations, and I can’t wait to hear them with some good Hiraga-style crossovers and some Duelund DCA internal wiring!
Ok, now it’s time for me to get busy and finish putting the bedroom back together, while listening to Seattle’s Jazz24 station streaming some awesome jazz while I work!
As always, thanks for stopping by, and as I’ve come to find out, the tone is out there! 😉