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    Human Bean Mike_In_Lima's Avatar
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    Any audio enthusiasts coming to the 2005 Rally?

    On most other hobby/lifestyle forums I peruse, one discovers that most of the "inhabitants" have diverse interests. A lot of the audio guys are into motorcycling, etc.
    Personally, I am way deep into audio, specifically speakers, and more specifically high-efficiency types including horns and classic large format speakers like JBL studio monitors.
    Just checking if anyone else relates, 'cause you never know!
    Here is a website from an event I did in Lima a few years ago.

    www.midwestaudiofest.com

    I remain a stalwart on a couple of select audio forums.
    If we share any interests, you might want to look me up while in Lima and give some of my goodies a listen................
    Just a thought...................

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    I know that Bradford Benn works for Crown in Indiana. I have been a bar band musician most of my adult life and at one time owned a fairly elaborate P.A. system for medium to big rooms. I still own some pro audio gear but not a big room set-up.

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    Remember the old Altec Lansing?

    I used to have an old Altec Lansing speaker in a bass reflex enclosure. The thing stood about 4' high, by 3' by 3'. When a voice came on the radio, it was startling because you thought someone was in the room talking to you. Wish I could remember the make of the old tube amplifier and preamp I used to drive it. But it was very high efficiency, and didn't need much power at all. These days I'm very happy with a system by Linn Audio, for my classical, blue grass and jazz. It's only rated at about 50W/channel, but it can rattle the walls!

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodnsteel
    I know that Bradford Benn works for Crown in Indiana.
    That would be true...
    -=Brad

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    Human Bean Mike_In_Lima's Avatar
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Crown, eh? Now we're on the trail.............could it be that the mystery music event will be Crown powered?.................

    Anyway, perhaps we should talk...............
    BTW, do you happen to know John Sheerin? Just a random question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_In_Lima
    BTW, do you happen to know John Sheerin? Just a random question.
    I don't think I know John.
    -=Brad

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    Crown is based in Elkhart, ya?
    What type of position do you have with them, if I may ask? Never mind, I saw your resume'. Interesting. At least to me!
    Okay, so what speakers are you using in the HT?
    Last edited by Mike_In_Lima; 02-02-2005 at 05:04 PM.

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    i freelance doing audio for espn and other sports tv networks in the boston area,

    i also once owned a pair of beat up old b&w speakers, hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan
    I used to have an old Altec Lansing speaker in a bass reflex enclosure. The thing stood about 4' high, by 3' by 3'. When a voice came on the radio, it was startling because you thought someone was in the room talking to you. Wish I could remember the make of the old tube amplifier and preamp I used to drive it. But it was very high efficiency, and didn't need much power at all. These days I'm very happy with a system by Linn Audio, for my classical, blue grass and jazz. It's only rated at about 50W/channel, but it can rattle the walls!

    Sounds like you had an Altec A7, perhaps. Those are cool. Look anything like this? This is a combo front-loaded horn/bass reflex cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodnsteel
    I know that Bradford Benn works for Crown in Indiana. I have been a bar band musician most of my adult life and at one time owned a fairly elaborate P.A. system for medium to big rooms. I still own some pro audio gear but not a big room set-up.
    What kind of music do you perform?

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    I still have a set of Altec Lansing speakers that I bought over thirty years ago. They are the "Voice Of The Theatre" speakers. There are two 15" speakers and the big horn in each cabinet. The cabinets were built by a sound engineer from Western Electric in Kansas City. I was told that at the time, they were the most efficient 15's that Altec made.

    I use them almost daily, and they stilll sound as good as the day I brought them home. They are currently being powered by Onkyo.

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    That's cool, Don. Don't part with them. Can you post a photo??

    Look on here, also. (expand the photo for best view)

    http://www.lansingheritage.org/image...pro/page_5.jpg

    The definitive site for Altec/Lansing/JBL is the lansingheritage.org site, and the forum on there is super, if you have any questions or further interest.

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    I'll try to post two pics. The first is during their first repaint. They have been repainted two or three times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_In_Lima
    Okay, so what speakers are you using in the HT?
    JBL Studio Monitors 4410, had them for 10 years now.
    -=Brad

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    This is what they look like now.
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