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WESTERN ELECTRIC COAXIAL HORN SPEAKERS

Using 18" Field Coil Woofer and
555 Field Coil Drivers
800 HZ Xover Frequency
16 Ohm / 15 VDC Field

 

Cross-section of the Langevin loudspeaker atop the Railroad Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair.  Consisting essentially of low and high frequency units; the latter with a multi-cellular "honeycomb" for radiating the sound in all directions, the speaker affords excellent distribution over a vertical and horizontal angle of about 70 degrees.  Both units are mounted coaxially, avoiding phase difference.  The speaker is rated at 50 watts for continuous operation.
 
I was told these were designed for early stereo
 
Circa mid 1930's
 

Western Electric Condenser Microphone 2 tube amp located inside tubular body.
 
This sample is from radio station KHJ
 
Los Angeles, CA
Circa Late 1920's
   
 
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