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elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1330
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

neato...

ebay
benson_murrensun
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Post Number: 570
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post

Cabinet by Tuff-Shed?
elwoodblue
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Post Number: 1331
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post

hehe...LOL
cozmik_cowboy
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Post Number: 1135
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 5:59 pm:   Edit Post

I WANT!!!!

Peter
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2252
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

One could crawl inside and have the ultimate visceral Bass Experience ! Perhaps might be good for your circulation as well .
fmm
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Username: fmm

Post Number: 331
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 8:12 pm:   Edit Post

Iíve got some experience with those speakers. In the late 70s I worked for an audio shop in Dubuque, IA called Great Sounds Audio. Itís still there. Itís in a small 2-story house. At that time, the store occupied half of the second floor (the other half was an apartment), my boss lived in half of the lower floor, and the other half was the office for the adjoining 6-room motel.

We carried EV home stereo speakers. If the dealer catalog, the biggest speaker was the EV 30 W. 30Ē across, the speaker cone is made of ĹĒ thick Styrofoam. At the time, this was the most efficient speaker in the world in terms of converting electrical energy to acoustic energy. The cabinets for these things were the size of china hutches, about 10 feet tall. We actually sold 2 pairs of these behemoths.

As an aside, we did several installations of 20Ē and larger speakers into the walls of listening rooms. The adjoining room served as the enclosure. I donít recall ever doing this with the EV 30s.

Anyway, EV didnít sell a lot of these, and had to do something with them. So as a dealer incentive, they removed the magnets and the voice coils, attached a set of legs, a round Plexiglas top with the EV logo, and packaged it with 4 EV directors chairs. If you purchase $6,000 worth of product, youíd get a table and chair set.

My boss decided he needed 6 sets, so he orders many thousands of dollars worth of speakers. Probably more product than we had sold in the prior 18 months. He tells me nothing of this.

One afternoon the truck shows up with many many many speakers, which the driver kindly deposited at the back of the truck. I was working alone, and had to cart these boxes into the store, stacking them in the bosses living area. When the boss arrived, he decided to rent a storage space rather than sleep with the boxes, so I got to move them all twice in 1 day.

I visited the store last month; he still has one EV table set left at the store, and another at his house.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2255
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 8:21 pm:   Edit Post

Great Story ! it takes me back to the days when I worked at CBS Specialty Stores AKA Pacific Stereo.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2256
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

ALTEC A2




ALTEC A2
System A bass reflex system with 4 /15's

(Message edited by sonicus on January 09, 2012)
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1609
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

Oh look! A "Roar Of The Theatre" system... :-)
Mike
lbpesq
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Post Number: 5036
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:38 am:   Edit Post

How big were those giant speakers at Bag End when we had the gathering in Chicago?

Bill, tgo
speicky
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Post Number: 451
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

if I remember correctly, BagEnd had 21"s... and they sure shook the ground :-)

Christian
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10506
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post

Great story Michael!
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 741
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Christian is right - 21's - 4 of them.
I still can't stop grinning when I think about them! :-)

(Message edited by pauldo on January 10, 2012)
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 571
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:07 pm:   Edit Post

"The adjoining room served as the enclosure."

Good use of space. I love it. I guess you could open some windows and make it an open-back cabinet.

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