I dislike having to post anything negative. But I feel it’s my duty to warn consumers when a business goes bad!
I’m speaking here about a company called Welborne Labs, http://welbornelabs.com/ I had ordered some parts and products from them over a month ago and promptly paid on my credit card. Fast forward to today. I have made dozens off attempts to contact them via email and by telephone on the status of my paid for order. To date I have received no replies. I do know they are receiving my emails, this is verified. They continue to send updated “specials” on their newsletter. So I would assume they are alive and well?. Are they just scamming unsuspecting people into making orders and paying for them with the intent to not ship any product?.. I do not know.. But I would say stay away from them. I will keep you all informed if I do hear from them and any resolution is forthcoming. I’m having my credit card company revese my charges at this time
I recently had the pleasure of restoring this mint condition Scott 299B. I have done work for this customer in the past. Here are Graham’s comments
“Even though I wanted this to be my “winter amp” , couldn’t wait so I hooked it up and it sounds great!
Well, of course my big honking ZU Audio speaker cables will not fit, so I made up a suitable DH Labs T-14
cable, still had some left from a spool when I was a dealer. I also used Daren’s SilverSonic interconnects
(small RCA plugs) to complete the deal … I used my trusty Dremel tool and cleaned all RCA’s, inside and out
plus the speaker, screw connections too.”
Thanks Graham, the Scott was a treat to service.
Pat “Head Tubeologist”
Some updating is in process at the “Tubeology” HQ’s….. more later with pictures!
This summers projects in the works, I’m open for a deposit on a McIntosh MC240 that is now in the process of restoration. This unit will be MINT, a “10″ it gets a full new chrome chassis along with a total electronics rebuild and a warranty. $ 1,000 deposit secures it. The total price plus shipping is $ 5300.00
Next we have a Marantz 8B. This unit will clean up and be near a 9.5 in cosmetics, electronics will be rebuilt. The deposit on this one is $ 1,000 and the total price plus shipping is $ 3250
OK, I have more.. a few Fisher 500b/c’s and 800′s. An Eico HF-81, A McIntosh c20, yes C20! price yet TBD. But it will get a full face lift and all electronics rebuilt. Lot’s more stay tuned.
With vacation season upon me, times vary for finish of projects, If you are considering having me repair/rebuild any components for you contact me ASAP so I can get you in the “Q”
Happy summer, enjoy
Some happenings at CTA (Classic Tube Audio) I’m sure by now many of you have noted the new logo (I’m very pleased with it) and some changes to the look of the web site (more in the works). During this visible change, behind the scenes we have been expanding our inventory of parts. Several advantages we have, buying in larger quantities and saving money. This allows us to control some costs and our customers reap the savings. The other issue is faster turnaround time and we now can precision match and select for match pairs/quads and more. This applies to Capacitors, Resistors, Tubes. We also are adding to our “premium” upgrade and select “Tubeology” line of offerings. Later this summer the “shop” will be adding more work area space and dedicated “burn in” for QC of serviced components. This is one area I’m really proud of our tradition. A quick explanation of our burn in process. Every finished unit gets a minimum of 10 hours of run time. This really helps us with making sure all voltages remain stable, bias drift is minimised, we apply both audio frequency sweeps during the burn in along with playing music extensively though the units. Yes, we actually listen to each and every unit before it goes out! This process has kept any issues to near zero once the component arrives back to you..
I must give a sincere Thank You! to the hundreds of customers over the years, you are the ones that have allowed us to grow. I’m very excited, the future is bright. Real Audio Glows in the Dark!
We should have photos up soon, but I wanted to get these listed as they will go fast, you can by deposit reserve them now and we will build them to whatever restoration level you would like from just clean up and parts as needed to make nice functional units or more extreme, designer audiophile parts, special chrome and paint etc. To full “Maxx” restorations. We have just acquired the following (2) McIntosh MC60 Mono’s in a cosmetic condition of 8.5 out of 10 (1) McIntosh C20 in a cosmetic condition of 8 includes nice McIntosh wood cabinet. (1) McIntosh MR65 stereo FM tuner in a condition of 7.5
email us if you have interest in reserving any of these fine classics.. Thanks Pat~