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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I didn't know that, but apart from the odd tape or cassette deck in the seventies, I've not paid huge attention to Akai.
    had an akai amp and tape deck.. amp was better than you would have thought
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    More goodies for the collection. Just won these on ebay. Anybody recognise them?




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    Were it not for the die-cast baskets - I would have said EMI 13 x 8" ellipticals, but those I think had pressed metal baskets.

    So, no idea. Do tell!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    They kinda look like my grandfather's slippers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Were it not for the die-cast baskets - I would have said EMI 13 x 8" ellipticals, but those I think had pressed metal baskets.

    So, no idea. Do tell!
    They are EMI. But they were sold as unidentified. These are one of the 14a/770 series I believe. The cast chassis elliptical EMI's were used by Monitor Audio, Proac and Mordaunt Short amongst others and of course in EMI's own systems. The grey vinyl roll surrounds are unusual, these are normally black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    They kinda look like my grandfather's slippers

    S.
    Your grandfather is Frankenstein's monster? That explains a lot
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    Come on then Geoff what are they man?

    Other than more big bass drivers you're never going to use.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that. I like drivers.

    EDIT oh I see you told us already. Barry wins.
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    Date? i used something similar to make (well made, but atrocious) speakers in school, circa 1965/6.
    Didn't even know about sound baffles etc.! Single valve, bought in electronic shop,on a strip chassis, amps......
    Chris.

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    EMI made a variety of 13" x 9" elliptical speakers from the fifties into seventies.

    Some basic and cheap and others like those just bought by me, much more advanced and quite expensive at the time.

    They could sound very fine, others not so much. The alloy framed versions had slightly greater overall dimensions, but the cone measurements were fairly constant. Some had aluminium cone centres, some didn't. Same with the PVC cone surrounds, the cheap models did not feature them. Several featured tweeters mounted across the front of the speaker in various configurations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    EMI made a variety of 13" x 9" elliptical speakers from the fifties into seventies.

    Some basic and cheap and others like those just bought by me, much more advanced and quite expensive at the time.

    They could sound very fine, others not so much. The alloy framed versions had slightly greater overall dimensions, but the cone measurements were fairly constant. Some had aluminium cone centres, some didn't. Same with the PVC cone surrounds, the cheap models did not feature them. Several featured tweeters mounted across the front of the speaker in various configurations.
    A friend of mine had a pair of speakers using an EMI 13" x 9" elliptical with two (2" diameter?) tweeters fitted across the minor axis. The two tweeters were at a slight angle to one another. From memory they didn't sound too bad, but it was nearly fifty years ago!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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