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    The Laguna

    I have a pair of Laguna's that still sound great. My first question is dial on back at what setting should these be played and second question is what is realistic value of these? The only thing ever done to these was fabric grill on front was replaced.

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    - I've linked into hifilit(s)' page of 1950(s)' catalogues .

    - I love the next pic. This is a great looking living room ( very modern Danish ).




    - Keep your speakers and get a new living room ( that, would be my advice ) .

    - Here are a few suggested layouts ;



    RE; your questions .

    (a) I don't know where the attenuator of the crossover is best adjusted to . Typically, it's a decision of personal preference .

    (b) Value ? ; As Steve Schell has pointed out . The Japanese will typically foot the bill to have these rarities shipped to their island . ( Hopefully when you recovered the grills, it was in a similar style of grill cloth . )



    ( Happy Workers before LTV got a hold of them / though these gals do look to be more like the wives of the brass )






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    beautiful speakers (and great pics Earl!)

    I like the "guaranteed" specifications

    (30-22,000 cps)

    -grumpy

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    VALUE ???

    I "see" ,,, these Malibus in a similar light as the DD66000 . They are a "statement speaker" ( at least visually ) . See the present & past juxtaposed .

    If I was of the means / I'd buy em / then gut them / & then retrofit into each ; 2, ME150H(s), along with an Altec 288-8K on a 511E / & then go for this great Danish "look" .



    ps ; Thanks to Giskard for the recent visual resources .
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    "This place is bigger than our apartment! Are all these your speakers?"

    paraphrasing Mr. Pink Floyd a bit.

    (pic also reminded me of the Everest (DD55000) living room shot)

    -grumpy

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    Standing next to the Everest D66ooo,,,Looks like my wife Deblovia.

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    Nice work Earl! That picture's just begging for a caption...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    I like the "guaranteed" specifications

    (30-22,000 cps)
    It was a different scale back then.

    They had the same meter as JBL used for impedance.

    [Metric or somethin' like that.... ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maron
    Standing next to the Everest D66ooo,,,Looks like my wife Deblovia.

    Ahhh, yes,,,, then , you truly have a great living room !

    Quote Originally Posted by moldyoldy
    Nice work Earl! That picture's just begging for a caption..
    Thanks ,,, though, I'll have to leave the clever word-smithing to someone else ( myself, being somewhat tongue-tied and all that ) .

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilch
    It was a different scale back then. ( 20 to 20K )

    They had the same meter as JBL used for impedance.
    But then, who had the means to challenge official stats ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilch View Post
    It was a different scale back then.

    They had the same meter as JBL used for impedance.

    [Metric or somethin' like that.... ]
    And mebbe the folks back then knew the difference between "measureable" and "usable" response. If you browse the other brands' ads of the day, it's obviously an industry-wide practice, and AES standards weren't around.

    Or mebbe with no web forums to get eddicated at, they just blissfully believed they heard 22K from their systems.

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    I worked with a guy who was married to a woman that tall. His pet name for her was Tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speakerdave View Post
    I worked with a guy who was married to a woman that tall. His pet name for her was Tree.

    David
    Did he woo her with;

    "I really like your peaches, wanna shake your tree-ee-ee"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moldyoldy View Post
    ... they just blissfully believed they heard 22K from their systems.
    Still do, apparently....

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    She was very attractive and also brilliant, and he ushered her around like atomic secrets.

    David

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    THANKS FOR SOME GREAT PICS, I RE-COVERED THEM WITH SOME 70 'S STYLE GRILL CLOTH ONE SPEAKER STILL HAS LITTLE ALTEC GOLD BADGE ATTACHED I AM DRIVING THESE WITH 1970 MARANTZ MODEL 15 AMP AND MODEL 20 TUNER. WHEN PEOPLE SIT DOWN IN MY LIVING ROOM AND YOU HEAR OVER 35 YEAR OLD EQUIPMENT THAT CAN KICK YOU IN THE CHEST WHEN ITS CRANKED.

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