Showing posts with label Lowther. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lowther. Show all posts

Monday, December 26, 2016

Brociner 1952

I suppose after losing rights to build the Klipschorn they found another corner horn design. This one was based on a Lowther design.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lowther Voigt Sound

The Lowther Voigt sound.. I would love to have the technical brochure but until I get a time machine...

Monday, December 14, 2015

Voigt 4ft Tractrix Horn

People talk of Western Electric being rare but no these 4ft Voigt Tractrix horns are extremely rare. Likely only a handful of the big fellas exist. I only see ads of people looking for them and a few pictures of them on the internet. These look incredible.  


I would like to try this approach some day. This reminds me of what Dave Slagle of Intact Audio does with Lowther drivers and big round Le Cleach horns.
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Realistic High Fidelity Horn Loudspeakers and Enclosures - 1956

Here is a classic article written by Hartley of Hartley audio store. This has to be the best out of the series and if I find the other 7 I will post them.




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mid Century Modern Entertainment Center

This is amazing Lowther, Fisher and Ampex all wrapped up into an amazing console.
Furniture should still be made like this.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Voigt Lowther Corner Horns

Hard enough to find as singles they have a pair. I like the left one better. I've seen many examples of these horns but have yet to hear them. There are home constructor plans out on the electroweb. If I ever catch up on audio projects this would be a good one to tackle.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another Visit To The Klipsch Factory And Museum

These are new pics of some items that may have been posted here before but this stuff is so cool I don't mind ;) There was a Klipsch Pilgrimage this last weekend. This is a fan trip as Klipsch opens the doors to their museum and factory which I think is very generous.

This item is a pic of a pic. This was a custom made Khorn which was last seen in New Mexico and if I remember correctly the subject of post #1 for this site.

A 1939 Lowther. This is a massive beast.

Another massive Lowther but without the waterproof casing..

This one makes me drool every time I see it an early Leak amplifier.

A Newcomb 25 preamplifier. The settings are very interesting and obviously tweaked for lp playback.

An early example of cassette tape. I'm glad they got a little smaller.

A rare McIntosh SS amp the 100. A friend is running two of these currently.

One of my all time favorites a Voigt tractrix horn with Voigt cornerhorns in the background.

Another one of my favorites a very early non labeled or numbered RCA cornerhorn which has fieldcoils inside.

Jim Hunter the curator of the Klipsch museum opened up this short horn to show us how far these can be taken. Zowee.

Then things started to get strange around the museum........


This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lowther Voigt TPA Corner Horn



The TPA is one of my favorite speakers yet I have never listened to one. This preference is entirely based on asthetics. It could sound like a bose wave radio for all I know. Ok I doubt it. I know little of its history but it seems to have been produced from 1951-1960's. There is some info available at the Lowther Voigt museum web site. http://www.lowthervoigtmuseum.org.uk/index.html

Courtesy of Hi-Fi Lit


The legendary Lowther driver in a back loaded horn.


Here are some pics from of the TPA at the Klipch Audio History Museum in Hope, AR. This is one of the best examples I've seen.

The tag on the back of the TPA.


If you have additional information on the Lowther TPA please post comment.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Early Voigt Horns

Paul Voigt is one of the early audio pioneers and unfortunately often overlooked. He designed corner horns, drivers, tonearms and cartridges. The man was a genius. Until recently it was very difficult to find any historical information about him. I hadn't even heard of him until I saw four of his corner horns and one of his tractrix horns in the Klipsch Factory Museum. He was the second person on record to build corner horns before PWK.

Here are some pics of his early designs.








There are extremely rare. Voigt 30's tractrix horn.




Voigt horns were powered by Lowther drivers. Voigt and Lowther were business partners but if you are interested in the history of these speakers please visit the Lowther Voigt Museum website. This website was long overdue and I was so happy to see it come online.


http://www.lowthervoigtmuseum.org.uk/