View Full Version : 843A Malibu Questions

05-06-2003, 10:09 AM
A pair of these fell in my lap today. I'm curious if someone can tell me the difference between the A and B models?

I wandered around on the lansing site for 1/2 an hour but couldn't find any info on the malibu. Even did a search and got nothing!

Can you direct me to a website with info on the 843a?


Don C
05-07-2003, 05:11 PM
I have a brochure from 1968 that mentions the 843B Malibu.

"A beautiful, carved grillework-decorated speaker which projects an enormous volume of clean, solid sound and reproduces a wide dynamic range even with medium power amplifiers. Exceptionally fine highs areproduced by the 806A driver mounted on a 811B sectoral horn. A pair of 12" 414A low frequency speakers provides room shaking bass to complete a perfect balance of sound"

Frequency response: 30-22,000 hz
Power rating: 30 watts
Impedance: 8/16 ohms
Crossover frequency: 800 hz
Dimensions: 40" H x 25" W x 18" D
Speaker components: 2-414A, 806A, 811B, N-800G

The price list showed 417.00 (in walnut), effective march 16, 1968.

Sorry, I don't know the difference between the 843 A and B models.

05-07-2003, 05:27 PM
Thanks Don, Great info!

I think mine must be from a different era. Later possibly ...because of the cane cloth grills and the different drivers. Mine have 414z woofers and 806a drivers.


Don C
05-07-2003, 05:38 PM

scott fitlin
05-07-2003, 07:13 PM
You like these? they look nice.

05-08-2003, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by Don C

They sound good but I prefer my Klipsch Cornwalls. I think I am biased! :confused:

05-08-2003, 08:16 AM
Originally posted by BigBusa
They sound good but I prefer my Klipsch Cornwalls. I think I am biased! :confused:

Yes you are!


Mr. Widget
05-08-2003, 09:04 AM
Hey, we all are. If we all liked the same thing there would only be one speaker system.

Well maybe three or four at different price points.