When (hifi) Bad Ideas are "innovated", they'll turn up on the Internet

Here's a Bad Idea* -- at least in terms of its execution. :(

https://www.ebay.com/i/RCA-LC1A-clone-15-AlNiCo-speaker-FRESH-recently-Fabricated-at-PMR-WOWWEEE/182817377222?afsrc=1&rmvSB=true

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The RCA LC-1A was/is a loudspeaker for the ages.

https://www.stereophile.com/content/listening-116-page-2
(scroll down to near the bottom of the page for the LC-1[A])

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This current "clone" (which, other than bumps on the woofer cone, differs from the Real Thing in nearly every respect) -- I' m guessin' -- is not.
The number of bumps on the cone isn't even right :/

Heck, the LC-1A was Elvis Grade :)

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source: http://www.scottymoore.net/RCASpkr.html

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* as seen at: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/anyone-ever-hear-these-reproduction-rca-lc1a-speakers.826221/

Comments

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,063
    You know -- even the cork gasket on that abomination is cheezy.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,849
    This says it all....

    HEMP-O LOUDspeakers.... Need I say more
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,063
    edited June 11
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    This says it all....

    HEMP-O LOUDspeakers.... Need I say more

    Yeah, I noticed that... like, wow, man...

    I mean, there are legitimate hemp-based loudspeaker products, but I don't think this be one of them.

    https://www.tonetubby.com/

    Eminence has some too :)

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    Then there were those white-cone woofers from JBL in the '70s... hard to tell what those were made from ;)


  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    This says it all....

    HEMP-O LOUDspeakers.... Need I say more

    Yeah, I noticed that... like, wow, man...

    I mean, there are legitimate hemp-based loudspeaker products, but I don't think this be one of them.

    https://www.tonetubby.com/

    Eminence has some too :)

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    Then there were those white-cone woofers from JBL in the '70s... hard to tell what those were made from ;)


    Whatever it was made of..they were the mainstay of their L100 and Century 100 line for years...JBL sold a ton of those speakers,many of which are still out there crankin...
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,094
    edited June 11
    Hartley speakers had a white woofer that was engineered thick in the center and thinner towards the outer rim. It was a secret design, and still is, I think. B)
    They're highly sought after around the globe. ;) :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,063
    it was a feeble attempt at humor of the pharmaceutical kind -- white cone -- '70s -- cocaine... :|

    Yeah, I am painfully familiar with the L-100 and its studio monitor kin.

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    http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/l100.htm
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    Tony M wrote: »
    Hartley speakers had a white woofer that was engineered thick in the center and thinner towards the outer rim. It was a secret design, and still is, I think. B)
    They're highly sought after around the globe. ;) :p

    A guy I work with owns a bunch of them..
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,760
    Use to go through Salem Ohio when I was a kid, visiting relatives. They had a Dairy Queen, and not much else.

    That may very well be high end audio in that village.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,094
    edited June 12
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    it was a feeble attempt at humor of the pharmaceutical kind -- white cone -- '70s -- cocaine... :|

    Yeah, I am painfully familiar with the L-100 and its studio monitor kin.

    l100-431x_small.jpg

    http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/l100.htm

    How did I miss that one. :s :p
    They would've matched some peoples room decor for sure. Tony Montana's ( Scar Face ) for one. B)

    And these DLK speakers from the same era would've matched others decor too. I had a pair or two over the years BUT they didn't match anything in my room at the time though. :'(
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    Doc, if I may ask, what is the purpose of the bumps on the cone? To strengthen the cone? To increase the high frequency performance? To look cool?
    Micah
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,063
    Per the Radio Corporation of America itself:

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    source: http://www.itishifi.com/2011/02/rca-lc-1a.html

    The LC-1A is a superb sounding coaxial driver. I'd love to own a pair if I had the wherewithal.

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