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  1. J

    The American Speaker Project, now and then...

    Thanks again for generously sharing your experience - gives much to work with and seek out!
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    The American Speaker Project, now and then...

    @hifitown Another question more on topic! Can you share your thoughts about the 50's 12" Jensen P12* series? Are there significant diffefences between the P, N, Q models etc.? I'm curious as you mentioned in another thread that the N model could possibly be a good fit with a KS12027 replica...
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    The American Speaker Project, now and then...

    Thanks for such a detailed response! - Really helpful. I'll keep a look out for any of those drivers that cross my path.
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    The American Speaker Project, now and then...

    @hifitown Hi Early, would these be an example of the 50's Telefunken 8" FR speakers you alluded to above? Any impressions/notes you could share about them? Possibly in comparison to better known 755A, Lafayette Sk-98 et al. speakers. EDIT: Added photos, to avoid the link disappearing.
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    FS: Lafayette SK-98/Pioneer PIM-8 Speakers

    Sent over a PM. Very intrigued about these speakers!
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    longtime forum lurker, first time caller.

    @joyofatoy Late welcome from a fellow Angeleno! Found this thread idly searching for mentions of EMT gear. Beautiful setup you have there. Look forward to reading about your multicell Altec project.
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    Altec 414 woofers

    Thanks for the further details. Though not the answer I was hoping for! There'll definitely be lingering interest in the A/Z for me based on your comments; I'll have to wait for one to become available in the usual places. On the bright side, it could be interesting comparing either with the...
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    Loesch 300B amp ID?

    Thanks for the comments. That's especially good to know re. strapping the driver tube. I'll bear that in mind!
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    Loesch 300B amp ID?

    Thanks, I'm leaning towards not taking it. Originally was $200 more.. I guess it's just a curiosity for my part on a WE91 inspired amp, from Sound Practices #1 etc. Regarding shortcomings from a modern perspective that you've found, does it mostly come down to roll-offs at either extreme of the...
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    Loesch 300B amp ID?

    Thanks for the further notes @paulbottlehead , that's useful. Joe Levy shot back an email saying he didn't recognise the design as one of Arthur's, but that it might be a one-off build etc., and that he might have notes in a file. Offered price is $1600, but I'm having slight second thoughts -...
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    Loesch 300B amp ID?

    Thanks for that!- I'll definitely send him a line.
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    Loesch 300B amp ID?

    Shot in the dark here - but I've read some people on here mentioning that they have experience with some Arthur Loesch 300B designs. I've got an opportunity to buy a pair of amps, however the owner doesn't have the schematic or ID for the output transformer... I tried rooting around the web to...
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    Altec 414 woofers

    @Roscoe65 - I was looking at your list of the different 414 models, and just wanted to confirm: the 414-8B has the same efficiency as the 414A/B/Z? I.e. the reason the 414C varieties are less efficient is due to the cast magnet pot? Apologies in advance if it's a slightly redundant question!
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    Advice on Repairing/Identifying Altec 802(?)

    Thanks for the reminder on the felt! - Knew I'd forgotten something. I dug around and found the GPA illustration of the differences. I'll probably change to aluminum, and try to rustle up the felt + shorter screws to try without the loading cap.
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    Advice on Repairing/Identifying Altec 802(?)

    Thank you both - good to know if I decide keep the Symbiotik that someone could fix it. Or I could convert to an 802 by adding the aluminum (and changing the suspension?) Things to consider!
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    Advice on Repairing/Identifying Altec 802(?)

    I recently picked up what I believe is a 70's version of the Altec 802 (with Symbiotik diaphragm?), along with a 32C plastic horn in a pretty odd local CL deal - the seller simply listed it as a 'Vintage Altec speaker + horn', and apparently had no further interest in it. He worked at a...
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    Clearing debris from doping goop of Altec 755A?

    Thanks for the suggestion - I'd be only too happy to give it a try if the cones were replaceable. Same goes for Joe83's suggestion above (forgot to quote earlier). But going by Je2a3's comments on aftermarket cones, and reading J-Rob's comments elsewhere on the 755A cone stock being only from...
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    Clearing debris from doping goop of Altec 755A?

    Thanks - hope you you do! I might give an update in a few months - I'm just trying to get a few things together, and the only fully assembled setup right now is a modest headphone rig. I'm sure people here can relate! I'll use that tip for storing drivers, thanks! Look forward to seeing it -...
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    Clearing debris from doping goop of Altec 755A?

    Thank you both for the advice - I tried very gently for half an hour, got a few tiny strands off. I think it's best to leave well alone! I'll focus on getting the cabinet built first. Later, maybe, I can try again - if my nerves can handle it. But there not all that much there, so I'm hoping...
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    Clearing debris from doping goop of Altec 755A?

    Hello, First post here - not sure if this the right section to post in, but I thought I'd go ahead. I just picked up a (somewhat) discounted 755A due to the cone condition from the Bay. DCR reads ok, and it seems there's no vc rub. However, the seller tied a cardboard cutout to the front of...
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