The Holy Grail found?

Through DIY Audio member Duck-Twacy’s generosity and member Sark’s vision, I finally have a copy of the Klang+Ton article on the DIY version of the RSTL from the December 1987/January 1988 issue. That was the first thing I learned – this article was in a single issue. I’d just assumed Klang+Ton was a monthly and it was a two-part article. Way back in 2003 Duck-Twacy posted on the DIY Audio forum that he had the article and was willing to scan for interested parties. This sounded promising, but this post was over 9 years old. Would he still be reachable on DIY Audio? Would he still have this now 24+-year-old magazine?

The answer to the first question is yes, Duck-Twacy still is reachable via the DIY Audio site some 9 years later. Amazingly, he responded overnight to my request for the scan! Did he actually still have the magazine? It didn’t sound like it, but his colleague Sark on the forum had the foresight and vision to scan all of his Klang+Ton issues, presumably just for circumstances like this. They made the entire issue available to me.

Gentlemen, thank you both. I’ve been searching for this article for a long time, so I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you making it available to me!


2 thoughts on “The Holy Grail found?

  1. Hi, I have been searching for the drawings to build my own set of TDL reference m but with no success. I have everything necessary to build them except the plans! Can you help? It would be more than appreciated.
    Best regards.

    • Hi Tony,

      I don’t have any definitive plans – it turns out this Klang+Ton article was not nearly as complete as I’d hoped. Still it does contain the bill of materials and (unreadable) parts drawings I posted in my April 26 article. Based on this and all the other resources I could find, I’ve drawn up my own plans. The K+T DIY version is different than the original version is different than the M version. My plans are based on the M dimensions, but draw heavily on the K+T picture and the cross-sectional pictures used in their promotional literature.

      So, I’d be glad to share everything with you that I have, but make no promises about its accuracy or authenticity. I’ll contact you off line and see what might be useful to you.

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