Don't know if you remember the Frazier Dixielanders I scored for a hundred bucks or not. The bottoms were pretty worn so I cut a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and glued & screwed it on the bottoms and made new rear feet for them.
They are pretty cool, a 10 inch woofer in a bass reflex design. Here you can see a wire that came unsoldered that would later cause me trouble. One of the few times I was able to actually trouble shoot something on my own.
I installed lpads, i'll be durned they actually worked. Once I fixed the wire that came unsoldered
Here is the finished product. I cleaned all the spider webs out, only got bitten once. Sanded the old paint to clean up the surfaces a little and applied 2 coats of my favorite Altec battleship gray paint.
The lpads worked flawlessly and I am shocked at how nice this set up sounds. Here I am trying a pair of AH horns and bic drivers. I really like these driver because they can be had for a couple hundred bucks. The AH horns go for $1,200.
I also scored a pair of parts express bass bins a buddy of mine built and veneered. He also installed lpads and fitted them with Eleven wood horns, again with Bic drivers. I think these horns go for about $900 and use the Le Cleache flair. This set up sounds nice but a little lacking on the bass.
I moved the Frazier Dixielanders up to the house.
And decided I like the Eleven horns better. For some reason I think the Lecleach horn flair sounds better. The AH horns throw the sound farther forward and deliver a nice ss.w.e.e.t. spot but the Elevens deliver a bigger and more focused one.
Another pair of horns I have are the Jabo horns on the JBL bass bins. They may look familiar. This one uses an Altec 288 driver with an Alnice magnet. The bass that some out of the JBL's is unbelievable. The Altec drivers are to die for, I am waiting for another horn to try on these that is more of the Le Cleache design. The Jabos deliver a very focused sw.e.e.t spot but it is very narrow. I think they need a bigger room because they sounded sw.e.e.t. in my garage.
HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD
2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV
2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's
2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns
2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers
2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin