ACOUSTAT: What happened?

Dr. JM Willsden-Green writes … A manufacturer of electrostatic loudspeakers formed by designer James C. Strickland in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA in 1973. First product was shipped in 1976 in the form of the Model X, a hybrid electrostatic/dynamic loudspeaker that featured a built in valve based servo amplifier and a year later the company […]

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APOGEE: Amplifiers suitable for 1 ohm Scintilla loudspeakers

Howard – help please! WHICH vintage Krell? Certainly. I sold many pairs of these magnificent but tricky-to-drive speakers when I ran Subjective Audio. I was, so I’m told Apogee’s most successful UK retailer. i mention this because I have a lot of direct, personal hands-on experience. The simple part of my 2-part answer is re […]

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BOSE: Are the Bose 901 speakers still considered among the best?

Eric Huang replies …. I’m not an audio equipment expert. But I can share some things I learned about the Bose 901 speaker from the man himself, because I took Professor Bose’s acoustics class when I was undergraduate, and we got to ask him lots of questions. When people buy speakers, what sounds “best” is […]

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ACOUSTIC RESEARCH: AR-11 turntable – so … what happened?

Audio Tools write: Although this company is mostly famous for their loudspeakers they did indeed make a line of hi-fi from the early 60’s into the late 80’s. Their turntables were almost legendary in the US but are seldom seen in Europe with their 80’s models being an exception, but those were actually manufactured at […]

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ACOUSTAT: What happened to them?

This is all I’ve been able to find: A manufacturer of electrostatic loudspeakers formed by designer James C. Strickland in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA in 1973. First product was shipped in 1976 in the form of the Model X, a hybrid electrostatic/dynamic loudspeaker that featured a built in valve based servo amplifier and a year […]

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JBL: L96 / L82 / L77 / L65 / L50 / L40 / L36 / L166 / L16 / L150 / L100 [61 pairs]

PARAGON … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/diffusori-acustici/277171/ L40 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649818163-jbl-l40-speakers-1977/ L110 ALNICO … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649817642-vintage-jbl-l110-with-alnico-drivers/ L36 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649809784-jbl-l36-vintage-speaker-pair-sw-fl/ PARAGON … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/jbl-paragon-perugia-417382050.htm L82 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649816970-jbl-l82-classic-w-stands/ L166 … https://reverb.com/item/49483845-pickup-only-ma-vintage-audio-jbl-l166-horizon-speakers-studio-monitors?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy L100 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisaf1eg-jbl-l100-classic-pair-monitors?refsource=hifishark L100 … https://reverb.com/item/48831754-jbl-l100-1970-s-speakers?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy L36 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649810236-excellent-set-of-jbl-l-36-decade-loudspeakers-from-the-golden-age-of-audio/ L200B … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-general-electronics/cole-harbour/jbl-speakers-l200b-mint-condition/1590282932 128H … https://hifisentralen.no/forumet/classifieds/jbl-128h-l112-150-som-ny.235013/ L100 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649785097-jbl-l100-century-speakers/ 180t gi … https://hifitorget.se/visa_annons.php/jbl_l80t_gi_130341.htm L150 … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-speakers/markham-york-region/jbl-l150-speakers/1590239020 2445L [PARTS] … https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/floor-speakers/listing/3126187030?bof=doQ8858v CM62 … https://www.olx.com.pk/item/jbl-control-cm62-speakers-original-jbl-studio-monitors-iid-1040344509 DECADE […]

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PS AUDIO: If for some reason your power amplifier puts DC into your loudspeaker you’ll …

Paul McGowan writes: If for some reason your power amplifier puts DC into your loudspeaker you’ll wind up letting the magic blue smoke out and killing your loudspeaker.  ”Magic blue” smoke is engineering humor: it’s what we jokingly say when a component blows up and smoke spews from its innards – “oops, we let the […]

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KLIPSCH AUDIO GLOBAL VINTAGE MARKETPLACE. Dozens of results NOT on ebay. List updated July 2022

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— RF 82 … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-haut-parleurs/longueuil-rive-sud/klipsch-rf-82-reference-iv-superbe-condition/1622567171 RF 82.2 … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=263131172 SYNERGY B2 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1855692317-te-koop-klipsch-synergy-b2 RF 82 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1856556141-klipsch-rf-52 FORTE III … https://www.anibis.ch/de/d-audio,-tv-~-video-lautsprecher-~-mikrofone-standlautsprecher–2829/klipsch-forte-iii–43949847.aspx RF 7 … https://reverb.com/item/56741815-klipsch-rf7-2001-wood?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy RP 280F … https://reverb.com/item/56741815-klipsch-rf7-2001-wood?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy R 100SW … https://www.tori.fi/satakunta/Klipsch_R_100SW_99564067.htm […]

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BUT DID YOU? So, got what you bargained for did you?

Michael Vronsky writes: Did we in the high-end buyers arena get what we bargained for when we chose the lowest price over service and advice? Dealers have always discounted. It’s implicit in the descriptive word ‘dealers’ i.e. ‘to deal’ Perhaps ‘retailer’ might be more appropriate? Anyway – even famous dealers may be obliged to offer […]

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SERIOUSLY FOLKS: Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

A member writes … Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter and one dead bass driver. The magnet has moved in the bass driver, twisting and jamming the cone fully back and the magnet has completely broken off on the […]

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AUDIO INSIDER

SPEAKER CROSSOVERS: Active vs. passive

Which is better and why? An active crossover or a passive built-in crossover? And how do each of these two electronic frequency dividing networks actually do their job? Watch Now  

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