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Post your most gorgeous vintage (looking) speakers designs!

voodooless

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Just for fun, but also for some inspiration ;) I'd love to hear what you people think are must-see vintage speaker designs? They can also be new speakers that just have vintage look. The focus should be on looks here, so no worries if they sound horrible :eek: Tell us why you like it, but also what could be improved.

Obviously, I have an ulterior motive here ;). I'm looking to finally build a new pair of speakers this year, and since we really like '50s to '70s eara vintage stuff, it would make sense to build something with a bit of a vintage look to it. So some inspiration would be great. I don't need to like what you post of course. Somebody else might though :cool:

Let me kick off with four:

The first one is actually a current design from Fern & Roby called The Ravens
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I quite like the boxy look and slanted design. The feed would perfectly fit two vintage seats my dad refurbished for me. Not so good: too much black area for my taste, would be better to see a vintage speaker cloth.

Next up a vintage Grundig radio:
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Again boxy look. I like the angled surfaces, though probably not ideal for a good off-axis response.

The last one is a classic:
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Quad ESL. Now I would not want al electrostatic speaker, but these definitely have a special and iconic look to them.

And another Classic:
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This one is even still available as new in a modern incarnation. I was almost going to build something inspired by this, but in the end decided it would be a bit too big, and it would really need a subwoofer to add to that backloaded horn to really make it shine.
 

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For me, the Lockwood Major is the first 'proper' loudspeaker I worked with.

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But my current main 'speakers are vintage in themselves, and have a certain style.

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I currently use them with the hoods in place, for no better reason than I think they look better that way, and anyway, I'd have to store the hoods somewhere.

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Another one that I quite like and it still (or again) being sold:
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JBL L100 Classic. I'd love the Raven form factor and feet combined with these grilles. Actually found a company that can make those to order. Pretty cool stuff!
 

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The Realistic Minimus 7. A True Small Classic!
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One of Realistic best sounding speakers. I have 4 pairs of them, there that good and cheap.
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