Interesting reading here that dates back to 1928

So blog partner goes into the future with High Res digital and I work backwards to the roots of sound reproduction. This is how we imagined Audio16 in the outset, two angles of the same subject matter. This article dates back to 1928 when the WE555 was hot cakes and as the article says way…

A Trip To Fellow Blogger

Time had come to get together to taste the Western Electric 13 taking the opportunity that our good friend M was in town, we gathered three nationalities Polish,  French, English and a German. Having followed this blog you might not have overseen that someone was “deeply” involved in Western Electric Horns and playing around with…

The Trumpet from Mars…

… as some friends call the high frequency/ super tweeter on top of the BV 88 by TAD/Exclusive. In fact it looks like a species from a different planet. Does it sound like that? Yes and No!  But it is hard to describe as this 4 way horn system, including a large field coil bass…

The western electric 13a, sound?

It has been asked about and asked about, what does the WE13a sound like? Now there was the WE12a and WE13a “combo” demonstration at the Munich highend this year and yes this is/was impressive in its own rights standing as it was as a demonstration that not much has really changed. “HUGE” credits to the…

Second western electric 13a

Work starts again on second we13a. As explained in previous article the temptation to listen to a stereo setup with we13a is just too great. Okay hard work to make that happen but when you are hooked! Here image is some aligning work fitting the cast iron throat to 1st wooden section. All fun…

The second western electric 13a build

Snap shot of the second horn nearing completion. As I make these in France things may be delayed! Indeed foundry doing the casting will close for a month!….like all over France getting things down in July and August is hard work….places closed, less workforce…let’s see! All fun…

Vitavox version of WE16a

Vitavox Roxy speakers for the first talking pictures in cinemas and the speakers for the cinema in the liner ‘lle de France’. Its speakers were used at the British Empire Games, the Aldershot Tattoo, and Kidbrooke Park. They were used for the Coronation of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth in Westminister Abbey and also…

This photo was taken in 2014…..

A good freind living out East sent me this. His collection of “electric” audio and Western Electric is one of the largest in Europe….yet he is now going unplugged! Thanks A