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    Westlake TM1 Cherokee/MGM Studios

    These were one of the original pairs of the Westlake TM1's originally installed in what was MGM Studios, in 1971, before Cherokee took over in 1974.

    I was wondering if anyone could give me some sort of an idea of what these might be worth-or if in anybody would be interested in making an offer, we are accepting now. More pictures are availiable if needed.

    Thanks-Kevin


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    Looks like they are missing a tweeter under the lip of mid horn.

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    What looks like a hole under the Mid Horn lip is actually a horn. Westlake used a 1" driver such as a JBL 2420 for the HF.

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    Yes but it also had a small smith type horn in front of that..

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    Maron,

    You are correct on the later versions, but the earlier versions used an extremely short coupling as pictured below.

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    Interesting reading through this whole thread.

    I stumbled across these and am working on saving them from the wrecking ball. With the pot gone from the baffles I'm thinking these converted to bi-amped at some point but they have not been powered up for years.

    Anyone have any idea of year produced on something like this? Drivers are Gauss X2 and TAD TD-4001.

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    Based on the shape of the horn, I would say these are early Westlakes. If the drivers are still in good shape, they are certainly worth saving. If the drivers are damaged they are no longer repairable... at least not to original factory spec.


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    The drivers appear to be in excellent condition. I don't have any other photos of the Gauss, but these...

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    Wow Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eso View Post
    The drivers appear to be in excellent condition. I don't have any other photos of the Gauss, but these...

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    Thatís a good start, ideally you would have impedance plots, frequency response, and distortion plots as well. My first pair of TAD drivers were 4001s that I purchased from a studio in LA. They were a pair of NOS drivers they kept in reserve to replace the mains if an overzealous engineer blew them during a session.


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    I've been pondering building a 4350/55 TM-3 type clone, adding a 10" mid bass and tweeter...

    Not that I need such a thing. The originals look to have always been a 2-way and the horns are oak, So I'm guessing it's very early.

    What years were the first Westlake monitors produced?

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