Showing posts with label Hartsfield. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hartsfield. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Terminal Radio New York Ad

New York had some great stores for audio in the 50's.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

JBL IS YOUR SPEAKER Advert 1958

Here are some vintage JBL ads. This is very cool. They even encouraged you to build with their components. I wish more companies still did this as it can be difficult to get certain new production parts. This is one of my favorite JBL time periods with the Hartsfield, Paragon and many classic drivers. The prices held up very well just look some of these up on ebay.



Friday, May 22, 2009

JBL Hartsfield 1955 - 1964



This is one of the classics. While it didn't have the longevity of the Klipsch bass horn designs it is still a classic. I would love to hear one of these beauties. The bass bin horn path was changed in 1964 and this is the version I am most interested in hearing. They also extended the top end beyond 10khz with this redesign. I haven't found a picture of the 1964 model yet but I am still looking.

The audioheritage website has a great write up of this classic. This is the place to start any research on JBL designs. It is a treasure trove of hi-fi history.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/hartsfield.htm The Hartsfields biggest update was in 1964 which unfortunately was its last year in production and a mistake imo. It should have been allowed to evolve.