The Clown's Corner
LONGHIN - Great Tube Testers from Italy
André sent us some pictures after he has actually organized his small listening room. Look at his collection of technical books!
Below the chandelier, in the middle of the room, stands an RCA BQ2A turntable.
Above: Second to the right in the top right corner there is a "Vitus Mondial"1923 with TM tubes (TM means "Telegraphie Militaire"). These tubes are the very first ones produced by General Ferrier during WWI.
In the far right corner you can see a "Piano Ducretet" 1924 with Gramont blue tubes.
Above and below: In the top left corner there is André's "Q-type" horn speaker made by Brown in 1924 (the one with the little decorative bird) and next to it an Amplion horn speaker.
Next to the book cabinett a VOT A7 "flat bottom", which he found in San Francisco; André has exchanged the 802B with an 801B. Various treasures are scattered on the floor: H808, 1503, Cinemeccanica horns, 802B, 287, Gaumont Kalee and WE drivers.
In the lower right corner of the picture you can see an RCA BQ2A turntable.
Above: Webster amplifier (similar to WE 41, 42, 43) from the late 1920s. First stage is UX245 PP driving 845 PP. This baby weighs in at around 120 kilos and is about 1,5 metres tall. The speaker in the corner contains a Jensen 18 inch field coil driver plus a rare and excellent Jensen "Q type" HF field coil driver.
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