This speaker appears to be a new addition to the Wheel Fifamily and would love to know more about it. I hope they post something soon. The amplifier on the floor is small but sounds great. I heard it on their Western Electric 16a system playing some Louis Armstrong and it sounded beautiful.
If you look at the driver on the horn you can see what these guys have been up to.Very interesting.
The Fletcher system was the father of the Shearer sound system and all those to come. I've posted about this before but now I wonder if this system survived? Does anyone know if this most important piece of audio history still exists? I pray it is out there somewhere. The construction is amazing. How big is the compression driver on the bass bins? It never ceases to amaze me.
The New York Times reported that "Sound Waves 'Rock' Carnegie Hall As
Enhanced Music Is Played" and "The loudest sounds ever created crashed
and echoed through venerable Carnegie Hall last night as a specially
invited audience listened, spellbound, and at times not a little
Here is the article on the Loudspeaker Article by Thuras.
This is a new one to me. It looks like a Klipsch Belle but is quite different. The Jealvox sound monitor is very interesting. I will be posting more on Jealvox in the coming weeks.. Does anyone out there know where this were produced?
I had been lamenting the lack of any interesting scores locally and then a lot of vintage electronics showed up on craigslist. I was about 13 days late so I missed some tubes and another power supply. This isn't too bad for left overs.
I'm sure my friend Chris will say it is missing some meters and he would be right.
This unit is very heavy. It has a huge power transformers and two really nice Kenyon chokes. The capacitors are a good size as well. I thought the tubes were 866 but they are in fact 836 which should be swap-able.
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK