You have a very good eye for drivers. I made these custom speakers using drivers for how I wanted to hear the music. The Altec 511B horns with Altec 802-8G drivers gives me the big open and airy sound for a magical midrange. The JBL 077 slot tweeters add the top end detail and "sizzle". The JBL 2235H bring it all home with solid tight bass that dips down into sub territory. You may read about these in this thread:What are they? I see a JBL looking slot tweeter, and the 15/18 looks like vintage JBL, but the horn looks like an Altec 511 sectoral.
The speakers in the sun room are JBL C50 Olympus with custom CNC "smith horns" and JBL 2405 sitting on top. You may read more on the horns in this thread:^ I ran Altec 511's and 811's with the 802 D's back in the late 70's in a mobile DJ system. JBL 2205 15's for low end, in rear horn loaded JBL copy enclosures. Used JBL 2405's in numerous projects over the years and have 2206 12's and 2245 18's in current system.
The Altec 511 horns sound great and are very unique for sure - Voice of the Theatre era hardware.
I noticed some JBL pro looking drivers on the Sun Room system as well.
That cabinet work is sublime. The custom's in the guest room are interesting as well. Thanks for posting the link.
The Martin Logan Prodigy electrostats were my mains in the home theater until the Klipsch Jubilee horns moved in. These are from the Klipsch pro line and are sold as the speakers that go behind the screen at movie theaters. Although, these were custom ordered with South African mahogany in the Klipsch plant in Hope Arkansas. I also added the grills to make them more home friendly. While the they can play very loud the advantage to the large horns is they articulate very well at low volumes. It is like being able to hear a whisper very clearly. I use a EV DX-38 active crossover and biamp these.I am impressed by all of these setups... very nice gear. Thanks to everyone who has shared pics. I hope we continue to see more.
Those speakers in #38 look really familiar.
Your picture is upside down. I ran A7 Voice of the Theater in my main two channel rig for years. To make them more wife friendly, I did cover them in walnut, made full walnut grills and build solid walnut bases for them. I love that big 511B horn for vocals.It is a bit of a different category, but seeing all these vintage speakers, especially with the Altec Lansing horns, takes me back to the college days, playing in a cover band, with a pair of Altec Lansing A7s on each side of the stage just for vocals. Definitely overkill. They could crank out some serious, serious volume, and sounded incredibly nice even to my young rock 'n roll ears. Wish I still had them. Fun pictures, all, keep them coming.
Your picture is upside down.
Beautiful for vocals, yes they were. And your cabinets went way beyond wife friendly to downright snappy. Beautiful job. Two of ours were ratty grey, the other two a beat up wood veneer, all pretty ugly. It's only rock 'n roll.I ran A7 Voice of the Theater in my main two channel rig for years. To make them more wife friendly, I did cover them in walnut, made full walnut grills and build solid walnut bases for them.
I love that big 511B horn for vocals.
You could be right, I just found the online photo that matched my memory the closest. It could contain errors, although there are a lot of variations in the photos out there.^ Something isn't quite right in the picture of the VOTT's. Going from memory, the 511 sectoral horn, when mounted in the cabinet replaced a blank panel. The panel was the same size as the horn frontal footprint and there were bass slots for the reflex cabinet on either side of the panel, when in place or the horn when mounted in the cabinet.