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PostPosted: Apr Sat 22, 2006 1:32 pm 
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For reference:

Jim Kyle, "Sweet Sixteen," Popular Electronics, Jan. 1961

Jim Kyle, "Sweeter With a Tweeter," Popular Electronics, April 1961

James F. Novak, "Performance of Series-Parallel Speaker Arrays," AUDIO, Sept. 1961

John W. Ward, "Another Word on Multiple Speakers," AUDIO, Dec. 1962

R.S. Oakley, Jr, "An Open Baffle Parallel-Series Array," AUDIO, Dec. 1963.


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 Post subject: Re: Sweet Sixteen?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 10, 2020 7:36 pm 
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I know I am late joining this discussion, but my dad built a pair of these in the early 60s and actually still has them. The sound is nothing to write home about. I don't know if he was meticulous about checking the polarity of each speaker and then sealing everything up tight.


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This is a 14 year old thread where most of the posters have passed on or are no longer members.

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I remember that article well. Luckily I couldn't afford to buy that many speakers, so I used the 12" speakers from old TV sets. They sounded great.
One reviewer nailed it - "16 times cheap is still cheap!"

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 Post subject: Re: Sweet Sixteen?
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And speaking of a 12" TV speaker, I just chuckled when I remembered something from the 50s, if I may be allowed some levity?

My dad was early into tube audio, his first HiFi amplifier being an Allied Radio Knight-Kit 18-watt monaural amplifier. 6973 PP outputs. One of our neighbors Tom, a gentleman who worked with Dad too, bought an amplifier and connected it to his TV speaker. Tom told Dad that he was playing the 1812 Overture and when the cannons went off, the speaker never sounded the same! I am sure you guys understand.

Thanks for letting me tell that story.

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The theory wasn't totally bogus. This is one that is very popular today. It has won many awards:

https://www.parts-express.com/epique-cb ... r--301-984

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Elvirafan wrote:
I remember that article well. Luckily I couldn't afford to buy that many speakers, so I used the 12" speakers from old TV sets. They sounded great.
One reviewer nailed it - "16 times cheap is still cheap!"

Bob


But 9 times cheap is expensive if you market it well.

So... how many 12's did you use?



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