WTB 16 ohm Hamlin's (Fukuin) FT-3 tweeter

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I have a pair of cosmetically challenged 16 ohm units in the stash. They were in Hamlin's speakers that someone thought would look better if they were spray painted white. Paint overspray got on the tweeter throats and dust screens. I suspect that anyone who is motivated and is stuck in the house going bat s##t crazy could clean up the overspray. I am bat s##t crazy but not motivated. Contact me via message.

If there is any interest in the community here, I also have several different brochures for the Hamlin's "Black Box" speaker line, Hamlin 20-20 amp Hamlin "Musicmaster" turntable. The speakers feature the dual cone Pioneer PIM-8 that member je2a3 has praised highly in his blog.
 
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Lots of interest here. Let’s see some pictures please.
Derek, I am sorry to hijack your thread. Here is some historical info on Hamlin's products.

They offered another turntable that was mounted on a full sized cast base that had a lighter platter. I had that model but sold it long ago. If you look carefully at the turntables, there are two different tonearms. The turntable on the first page has a conventional tonearm which pivots on a base that is mounted to the deck. The turntable on the third page has a unipivot tonearm that is a Grays clone.

I used to see the Hamlin's speakers in thrifts locally a long time ago. I probably have not seen one in ten years. I never saw on like the one in this brochure. The ones I saw were the model 28MT which will be described in my next post.IMG_0623.JPGIMG_0624.JPGIMG_0625.JPGIMG_0626.JPG
 
Thread hijack, part 2.

This is Philip Hamlin's brochure describing his product line of speakers and some technical info on the drivers and enclosures.

I never saw or heard the Model 8A speakers. As much as I like the components going into the model 28MT speakers, I was always underwhelmed with the sound. The tweeters and the woofers were the best parts of the speakers. The drivers were mounted too low. The The sweet midrange of the bicone woofer was throttled by the electronic crossover limiting it to low frequency use only. The midrange horn sounded pretty harsh. The enclosures had long, narrow but relatively deep vents like Onken enclosures. I wish I had thought to take some measurements before they left the building. Oh well.IMG_0627.JPGIMG_0628.JPGIMG_0629.JPGIMG_0630.JPG
 
Wonder how that TT compares to the 301 and 124? Looks like a beaut! Can’t find much about it online.
 
@electrovice is hooking me up with that cosmetically challenged pair, just a soon as we're all out from under this shelter-in-place rule (he doesn't live that far away from me). If for whatever reason they are beyond recovery, I'll hit you up, @ejfud.
 
Dang. There was a pair of the 28MT Hamlins speakers for free on the Seattle Craigslist today. This is the model with a pair of the PIMs (each speaker) the midrange and the tweeter. The ad was pulled within an hour of being posted. Hopefully somebody from this group got them.
 
Thread hijack, part 2.

This is Philip Hamlin's brochure describing his product line of speakers and some technical info on the drivers and enclosures.

I never saw or heard the Model 8A speakers. As much as I like the components going into the model 28MT speakers, I was always underwhelmed with the sound. The tweeters and the woofers were the best parts of the speakers. The drivers were mounted too low. The The sweet midrange of the bicone woofer was throttled by the electronic crossover limiting it to low frequency use only. The midrange horn sounded pretty harsh. The enclosures had long, narrow but relatively deep vents like Onken enclosures. I wish I had thought to take some measurements before they left the building. Oh well.View attachment 20943View attachment 20944View attachment 20945View attachment 20946
There is a listing on the Portland Oregon Craigslist today for a pair of empty 28MT enclosures for free. Too long of a drive to get the measurements for the vents. The owner of the enclosures graciously agreed to measure the slot vents for me. The dimensions are 19 1/2 X 1 1/4 X 6 1/2 inches. The vents are parallel to the top and the bottom of the enclosure. The 19 1/2 dimension includes two 3/8 X 3/4 inch rabbets cut into the side panels to receive the rear panel. I wanted to make these dimensions available to others.

I am thinking that a tall/narrow Stonehengy type of enclosure of the same volume with the same vents and the drivers mounted at ear height might be a nice enclosure for the Hamlins/PIM/SK98.
 
Derek, I am sorry to hijack your thread. Here is some historical info on Hamlin's products.

They offered another turntable that was mounted on a full sized cast base that had a lighter platter. I had that model but sold it long ago. If you look carefully at the turntables, there are two different tonearms. The turntable on the first page has a conventional tonearm which pivots on a base that is mounted to the deck. The turntable on the third page has a unipivot tonearm that is a Grays clone.

I used to see the Hamlin's speakers in thrifts locally a long time ago. I probably have not seen one in ten years. I never saw on like the one in this brochure. The ones I saw were the model 28MT which will be described in my next post.View attachment 20938View attachment 20939View attachment 20940View attachment 20941

Thread hijack, part 2.

This is Philip Hamlin's brochure describing his product line of speakers and some technical info on the drivers and enclosures.

I never saw or heard the Model 8A speakers. As much as I like the components going into the model 28MT speakers, I was always underwhelmed with the sound. The tweeters and the woofers were the best parts of the speakers. The drivers were mounted too low. The The sweet midrange of the bicone woofer was throttled by the electronic crossover limiting it to low frequency use only. The midrange horn sounded pretty harsh. The enclosures had long, narrow but relatively deep vents like Onken enclosures. I wish I had thought to take some measurements before they left the building. Oh well.View attachment 20943View attachment 20944View attachment 20945View attachment 20946
I know that this is an ancient thread but it contains a lot of Hamlins history.

I saw a listing for a Hamlins 8AT today on Craigslist that had an interior shot of the enclosure. This one has the single 8 inch PIM driver run full range without a tweeter. There is a cut out for the addition of a tweeter if so desired.

I have not seen or heard this variant of a Hamlins speaker but I suspect it may be one of their best.
 

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