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Rather than send the Telecom Memories topic into a completely unrelated direction, I decided to open a new topic.

When I read Dave's (Rather Be Fishing) reference to the NEC Patrician, I immediately though of an old home stereo speaker known as the Electro-Voice Patrician 800. The E-V Patrician was from a time when stereo system speakers were proudly on display out in the open for people to see. The cabinet looked like it was a piece of furniture and was very heavy.

Today, Electro-Voice is a pro audio sound equipment supplier.

Scans of old documents indicate that Electro-Voice had a factory located at 600 Cecil Street in Buchanan Michigan. A Google Maps image dated 2013 shows the location as an abandoned manufacturing facility in an otherwise residential area.

I was surprised to find out that another very large and heavy high-end speaker from that era...the Klipschorn...is still in production. smile


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Some of that old Audio equipment is worth a pile of money still to this day!

I have a friend that builds and fixes guitar/bass amplifiers and its crazy the money in these things. Boutique amps are out of this world priced.

I just snagged an early 60's all in one tube radio and record player a few weeks back that looks like the day it came out of the store!

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I remember from my old Stereo Review magazines, there were many discussions about the tube amplifiers vs solid state amplifiers. I doubt that I will spring for Klipshorns though. Too big and much too heavy for me. Despite the negative publicity they have received, I own a pair of Bose 901s and like them. thumbsup


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I still use an old McIntosh tube amp I bought in the 70,s with JBL speakers with oak cabinets and yes they are heavy . System still sounds very good I also bought the optional maple I think cabinets for the mac amp . All this was very pricey for me at the time , my wife had a hissy fit .

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Remember when grocery stores had tube testers inside the store ?


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I have 15 tubes in my Philco 38-116...yes it does indeed work.

Info can be found at: https://www.tuberadioland.com/philco38-116XX_main.html

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I have vague memories of tube testing stations, but, that was a looooong time ago. Could RDT take a few pictures of the equipment and post them?


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Dang Dean! That is a few years older than me! shocked grin


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I remember the tube testers in drug stores. I remember testing a tube from a radio.

My Fisher tube amp is gone. I still have my Marantz, but I'm pretty sure it's solid state.

I also remember x-ray machines in shoe stores to check if the shoes fit. No concern for all that radiation.....

And Dean, that's quite the piece of furniture!

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dex man if by rdt you mean me I have a simple flip phone that can send messages and call out no web access . It has never been hacked . In fact the camera lens is cracked because I don't care . My hand will never hold a smart phone , My daughters have tried to drag me into the modern world kicking and screaming .


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