Showing posts with label Lansing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lansing. Show all posts

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Jim Lansing Full Front Corner Enclosure

 Perhaps my favorite Lansing speaker.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Loudspeaker Enclosures 1949

I can't get enough of these early loudspeaker design articles. Here is a gem from 1949.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jim Lansing Signature

A classic Jim Lansing  signature brochure. Jim Lansing's story may have been tragic but he left behind great creations and a tremendous influence.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Early Lansing Factory

This is a great pic of the early Lansing factory and multicell horn construction. That 10 cell multicell horn looks big.  I've always wanted to see a modern take on the multicell perhaps with tractrix or le cleach profiles for each cell. However construction looks difficult.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jim Lansing 5052

Early Lansing rear loaded exponential theater horn system.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Frank The HiFi Nut

Not a Sinatra fan but the man always had a top notch Hi-Fi and superb style. This is just one incarnation of his system. I have a few more pics in my archive that I am looking for...  Three channel with Lansing, Amperex,  and Mcintosh.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Warner Brothers Mobile Lansing Iconic

This is the coolest Iconic I've ever seen. It is mobile and has a wonder case. The amplifier and turntable cart is superb. Wish I could find better pics. Hmmm I need to get into warner brothers and scavenge their warehouses and storage units....Wow....

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Monday, August 15, 2011

1930's Working Field Coil Lansing Iconic

This is an incredible example of the iconic. Check it out. It is close to the top of my dream speaker list.

Very cool video and check out the RCA to the side. Not sure how accurate the iphone spl meter is but it seems loud enough.

I don't often post ebay auctions but this is exceptional. Click here

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Altec 5 Rules Of Thumb

Perhaps more timely in the 50's. 1 makes sense 2 might be dated unless you are listening to older recordings 3 can help with room issues 4 is more like my 2 and 5 is my number 1 which basically says have as big of a speaker as possible. I'd like to see some of the pioneering audio companies that are still standing to actively tell people what they need to know about hi-fi. Altec of course is out of the game but JBL could step up. The Dope From Hope should be resurrected by Klipsch to teach those selling their speakers so BS could be kept at a minimum.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


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.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lansing 1937

I must say that I agree with Lansing Iconic advertising. Theater quality in the home should have been the standard for then and now. This early ad from 1937 shows an early basic icon speakers. Les Paul and Lee Scratch Perry used Iconic speakers in their studios.

Here it is starting to evolve. $400 for a speaker in 1937 was a large sum of money. This was for studios or very serious early audiophiles.

A survivor.

The Lansing experts

I'm still studying the early history of Lansing, RCA, and Western Electric. Their contributions to speaker design is still being implemented today. Hopefully I'll have a more informative post later.

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. 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.