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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by Alfi » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:05 am

Cool- I like the look of them, I bet they'd "sound" good too.

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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:12 pm

The Empire speakers look amazingly modern in those photos.

The Wharfedales have that squat 1960's look shared by Bozak 302's:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bozak-Speakers- ... Sw5j9ZfQsY
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bozak-B-302a-Ce ... SwjONZb4BT

As well as other squat speakers like these Altecs:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ALTEC-L ... SwCotZpIOt
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Altec-Lansing-S ... SwN2VZUXNk

or these EV Sixes:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electro-Voice-E ... SwSlBYvGfz

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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:35 pm

Speaker stands that are speakers as well :geek:

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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by savvypaul » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:56 pm

I enjoy looking at these big vintage speakers. Good job for my wallet that my room is too small for them.

Possibly a vintage t/t at some point...
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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by Geoff.R.G » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:23 pm

savvypaul wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:56 pm
I enjoy looking at these big vintage speakers. Good job for my wallet that my room is too small for them.

Possibly a vintage t/t at some point...
I share that "problem", my NAD 60s aren't small but some of those are massive by comparison.

I think my 1970s Thorens TD160 is already vintage enough.

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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:39 pm

Yeah I suppose there's a limit to how small you can make a speaker if you want to stick a 12 or 15" driver in it.

And there's a limit to how interesting a speaker will be for me if it doesn't have 12 or 15".


I find it difficult to gauge size from ebay photos, Every speaker in this thread so far looks quite domestically friendly to me, if you don't mind a squat shape instead of the current flavour of the decade; slimline front and deep.

And coming back to the Empires, there's quite a few speakers that would be more house friendly if they were in a cylindrical fluted cabinet and had marble tops.

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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by savvypaul » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:45 pm

Some interesting stuff on this US guy's blog, including Allison CD8s...

http://www.gallagherstory.com/vintage_stereo/
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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by savvypaul » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:51 pm

Lindsayt wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:39 pm
Yeah I suppose there's a limit to how small you can make a speaker if you want to stick a 12 or 15" driver in it.

And there's a limit to how interesting a speaker will be for me if it doesn't have 12 or 15".


I find it difficult to gauge size from ebay photos, Every speaker in this thread so far looks quite domestically friendly to me, if you don't mind a squat shape instead of the current flavour of the decade; slimline front and deep.

And coming back to the Empires, there's quite a few speakers that would be more house friendly if they were in a cylindrical fluted cabinet and had marble tops.
Good point about shape. Wider but shallower could work well...
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Re: Very interesting speakers

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:13 pm

The Empires would look great in a retro clothes shop :mrgreen: put a hat or glove stand on each one and play 50s and 60's jazz / pop 45's on an autochanger - MAGIC.

They are basically semi omni bordering on full omni so anywhere in the room. AND at that price I bet they go up in price over time.

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