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/
"It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

"Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

"Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)

Comments

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,348
    You know -- even the cork gasket on that abomination is cheezy.

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    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,210
    This says it all....

    HEMP-O LOUDspeakers.... Need I say more
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,348
    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 ;)


    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,097
    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: 5,574
    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: 18,348
    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
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,780
    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: 1,718
    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: 5,574
    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: 1,405
    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
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,348
    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.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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