My favorite vintage speakers...

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MHL

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #140 on: 27 Aug 2018, 01:16 pm »
My favorite "vintage speakers" would be my KEF 105.2 from the late 70's. 

OzarkTom

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« Reply #141 on: 27 Aug 2018, 01:25 pm »
Acoustats with direct drive tube amps. I also liked the KEF 105.2's.

MHL

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« Reply #142 on: 27 Aug 2018, 02:00 pm »
I have been considering buying a mint pair of 105.2's from a guy I know to revisit my audiophile beginnings.  Looking for an original Theta tube preamp and maybe a pair of the Theta tube mono amps to recreate my first true hi-fi system.

 


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Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #143 on: 27 Aug 2018, 02:46 pm »
The JBL L100/4310 is my favorite, a modified a pair with an upgraded crossover and heavily braced cabinet is still used daily in my wood shop.



Wayne
These are being reissued by JBL at this week.  a Vintage aesthetic, walnut veneer cabinet, choice of three foam grill colors (orange, blue, black), new titanium tweeter. 

I have a pre-ordered with the vintage metal frame 12" angled stand.  So for me it is the L100.

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Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #144 on: 27 Aug 2018, 02:56 pm »
Rollo....I was just going to say, I miss my Allisons. Had the Fours and the CD8's. Don't know why the principles weren't more widely adopted; they sounded the same everywhere in the room. I was even able to open a door in front of my Fours (they were close to a corner) without completely losing the stereo image.

Also had, and loved, Dyna A25's, along with 300,000 other audiophools. They were my first 'real' speakers.

  A classic design which still today sound wonderful. Would like to add Snell A, E3 and B minor.


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Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #145 on: 27 Aug 2018, 03:31 pm »
Yes, of all the speakers that passed through my hands in the yester-years, I am most fond of the Braun / ADS.  I just picked up a pair of L-300s from ebay and am on the hunt for more.  :D

i have a pair in my basement..use them regularly,...such a smooth sound which presents the whole gestalt of music,,,even in tiny drivers..love em

hurdy_gurdyman

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #146 on: 16 Feb 2019, 03:55 am »
Bringing this thread back. I missed it the first time around. :oops:

My list would include whatever was in my Philco console back in my teens. Had 10", 5" and 3" drivers. Very musical.
Pioneer Project 100's bought when I was 17 working my first job. Had 10" air suspension driver with a 2" soft dome tweeter.
I the 1980's I built to EV specs a large bass reflex box housing a SP12C, 8HD horn w/1824 CD driver, T35T high-frequency driver in each box.
Currently have a pair of EV LT-12's on open baffles, and also a pair of 12TRXB's that I plan on building either a TQWT or MLTL enclosures for this Spring. I just love old EV speakers. Oh yeah, I have a pair of EV LS-12's, too, in storage.
In the 90's I had a pair of Spica SP30's that were nice.

Dave :green:

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Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #147 on: 16 Feb 2019, 05:06 am »
Tangent RS-2 are still my main speakers, after all of these years. Cabinet walls internally modified to triple laminate with constrained damping layer. Thanks again, Wayne.



Russell Dawkins

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #148 on: 16 Feb 2019, 08:31 am »
These are being reissued by JBL at this week.  a Vintage aesthetic, walnut veneer cabinet, choice of three foam grill colors (orange, blue, black), new titanium tweeter. 

I have a pre-ordered with the vintage metal frame 12" angled stand.  So for me it is the L100.

I wonder how the newly re-issued L100 Classics compare with the original L100 with the Troels Gravesen crossover mod:
http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/JBL_L100.htm

Beatlebum

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« Reply #149 on: 16 Feb 2019, 11:43 am »



My incredible sounding 1990 Klipsch Chorus II's with updated Crites crossovers and Ti tweeter diaphragms.

Beatlebum

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Current placement in my listening area.

drab

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #151 on: 16 Feb 2019, 12:37 pm »
Nice! What turntable is that?

Beatlebum

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #152 on: 16 Feb 2019, 03:53 pm »
Artisan Fidelity Garrard 401 Statement.


hurdy_gurdyman

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« Reply #153 on: 16 Feb 2019, 05:18 pm »
Sweet! Looks better than my Lab 80.  :green:

Dave :green:

Beatlebum

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WGH

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #155 on: 16 Feb 2019, 07:58 pm »
I wonder how the newly re-issued L100 Classics compare with the original L100 with the Troels Gravesen crossover mod:
http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/JBL_L100.htm

Dennis Murphy, who designs the crossovers for Salk Speakers, also did a crossover mod for the L100, this page compares the two designs:
https://audionostalgia.co.uk/jbl-l100-crossover-upgrade/

Wonder if the new L100 will be at RMAF? From the photos it looks like the original but with upgraded drivers and crossovers I doubt it will have the original's glorious flaws that made it a classic.

Russell Dawkins

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #156 on: 16 Feb 2019, 08:19 pm »
Very interesting. Thanks for the link WGH.

drab

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #157 on: 16 Feb 2019, 11:28 pm »
Artisan Fidelity Garrard 401 Statement.

Wow, gorgeous!

Folsom

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« Reply #158 on: 17 Feb 2019, 12:05 am »
Artisan Fidelity Garrard 401 Statement.


Your speakers are like fire kindling comapred to that.

OzarkTom

Re: My favorite vintage speakers...
« Reply #159 on: 17 Feb 2019, 05:58 am »
Acoustat Nonitor IV's with the DD servo amps is my all time favorite. Steve Deckart of Decware still listens to his pair even today. Many owners will never give these up.