Wednesday, February 28, 2018

JBL 1959 Advert

Cool little Metrogon and Paragon ad. One of the most beautiful speakers ever made. 
 

2 comments:

  1. As I understand, either Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra had two Paragons set up in their respective home.

    I'm surprised I don't see the Paragon/Metrogon in retro mid-century movies. It's so unusual.

    If I'm not mistaken the curved center panel, in effect, forms a segment of a large horn for dispersion of the mid-frequency horn (375 compression driver). The Paragon being the home version based on an early theatre system called "The Ranger".

    Thanks Iain

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  2. Hey! Let's not forget the "Minigon"! It was a shelf-sitting version of it's bigger siblings and is SCARCE!

    There should be available here a deep-treatment article on James B. Lansing himself. Did he not commit suicide? Heard that somewhere.

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