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vintage Electro-Voice Regency Loudspeaker Enclosures w/drivers - $250 (san jose south)
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Post# 760499   5/30/2014 at 20:38 (2,304 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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AD: " *big ELECTRO-VOICE SPEAKERS, early vintage**
Two large and impressive Electro-Voice Regency High-Fidelity Loudspeaker Enclosures and speakers from the early years of "Hi-Fi." Just $250 Each. (If you want only one, price is $325 for the unit of your choice.) NOTE: Suggested retail when produced was $200 each for cabinet only. Enlarge last image (EV catalog page) by clicking.

Each EV folded corner-horn enclosure has a big 15-inch University diffaxial 3 way speaker which is pristine and unaltered, and features a horn tweeter. NOTE: The University 6303 (and the mechanically identical UC-153) 3-way Diffaxial speakers are made in the USA, and sometimes sell alone for about my price for the speaker and its enclosure. The sound is detailed and articulate. Feel free to bring your own music to audition.

These big loudspeakers are 33.5" wide x 29-5/8" high x 19" deep. The stunning mahogany cabinets are made from real wood, not particle board. Grills are in Superb shape. The wood is Gorgeous with very few sign of use.

Even a small vacuum tube amplifier can fill the room with sound because of the high efficiency of the speakers. Rated at "8-16 ohms," they do not place much of a load on your amplifier. They have an "open baffle" design, which allow the speakers to sound good no matter where they are placed. Conservatively rated to handle 30 watts RMS per channel maximum.

One loudspeaker is older than the other. The first was purchased when quality audio was Mono (late 1950s); the second was added in about 1963 to handle Stereo 33-1/3 RPM LP records. The first 5 photos are of the earlier unit and the next 5 are the later unit. (NOTE: You can click on the smaller images to enlarge them.)

The 2 photos of a University 6303 3-way Diffaxial speaker are images from another source (my speakers have never been removed from the cabinets). The speaker has three separate drivers in one loudspeaker. The woofer is the outer main cone, and the the exponential horn in the center is a super tweeter. The mids come from what University called their "diffusicone," which is roughly the equivalent of a 6" speaker-in-a-speaker, held away from the vibrations of the big main cone by a metal facing structure.

The cabinets are the same size, but not identical. The differences are subtle and not obvious if the cabinets are not adjacent to each other. The wood trim on the front of one cabinet has a different profile (angled rather than radiused). The differences "fade" away when the cabinets are separated. These retro speakers are a fashionable match for a mid-century modern décor (perhaps in a room with Eames furniture).

The speakers (drivers) are mechanically and dimensionally identical, but have a small difference in the capacitor value in the crossover (changeable with a $4 part). I have run an audio test CD, including frequency sweeps from low to high, and the speakers sound balanced to my ears. The older cabinet has the University 6303 (see sample images) and the newer cabinet has the UC-153 Series 100. Speakers are pristine and have never been removed from their cabinets. (The crossover in each has a single capacitor, so installing a new matched pair would cost about $8.)"

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Post# 760538 , Reply# 1   5/31/2014 at 00:17 (2,304 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Its like looking at my 1958 Allied Radio catalog-VERY NICE SPEAKERS!!!!

Post# 760539 , Reply# 2   5/31/2014 at 00:21 (2,304 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Very occasionally you may run into ones like this in older radio stations-used as program monitors at the studio-or if lucky-the transmitter site.Stations have replaced older units like this--you may find them in the storage area at the transmitter-not being used-if I could be so lucky.

Post# 760651 , Reply# 3   5/31/2014 at 17:39 (2,303 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Those are superb speakers,

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very efficient corner horns, and a real bargain at this price. We've had University 6303 drivers in Barzilay cabinets and they sounded quite excellent. Bit unusual to have EV cabinets with non-EV drivers, as they typically are found together, and EV drivers were excellent also, however neither of them were quite on a par with Altec, imho.

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