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2 hours ago, waricle said:

Got the winter setup going,  valves and vinyl- what could be warmer? 

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...and JR 149s.

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4 hours ago, waricle said:

Nudies, but still singing!

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What speakers are those? Great to have speakers that work in modern home environments. 

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57 minutes ago, MrRogers said:

They look like JR149. A version of the BBC LS3/5a.

That is correct. A better sounding version at that. They aren't modern though, made in the mid 80's.

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3 hours ago, PKay said:

What speakers are those? Great to have speakers that work in modern home environments. 

Jim  Rogers was responsible for these using the ls3/5a drivers but in a significantly different cabinet. I listen to a pair every time I turn on the tv.

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1 hour ago, pearcey said:

I've got some of those speakers in my shed!

Shed system, or just lying around? If it's the latter, let me know if you want to move them on (by PM).

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4 minutes ago, t_mike said:

Shed system, or just lying around? If it's the latter, let me know if you want to move them on (by PM).

Somehow I can’t see anyone owning these speakers moving them on. I’m next in line if they do. 

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2 hours ago, t_mike said:

That is correct. A better sounding version at that. They aren't modern though, made in the mid 80's.

They look fantastic. I would think if  @guruis using them at home they would be excellent sounding as well.

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34 minutes ago, PKay said:

They look fantastic. I would think if  @guruis using them at home they would be excellent sounding as well.

I think you have to appreciate that speakers of this nature were used as a broadcast monitoring device principally based on reproducing speech and the vocal range as naturally as possible. They are not for everything but what they do, they do exceptionally well.

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Fabulous midrange speaker, as a well respected audio guru told me once “we live in the midrange” They’re great for vocals, not just broadcast but most types of song. Add a quality sub if that’s your thing too, JR made a cylindrical one to match that sadly I don’t have.

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I'll get them out and have a look; I'll let you all know!  They used to belong to my dad.

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The 149s are are cylindrical. The big brother (JR150) was a 3 way.

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