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The following links provide connections to sites with further information related to Lansing Heritage or are favorite audio links of this website's authors 

James B. Lansing's legacy lives on strongest in the company that bears his name. JBL maintains two web sites - one devoted to their consumer products and one devoted to professional products.  Anyone interested in the legacy professional systems should check out the vintage products page at JBL Professional.

The parent company of JBL, Harman International, has a web presence with sections on all of their current brands. Harman Japan is a more obscure site, but one of interest to anyone with a yearning for products that maintain the legacy of the classic JBL systems.  Japan remains a viable market for classic horn speaker designs and JBL is happy to supply that market with such current products as 4344MKII. The site is in Japanese, but the product illustrations are worth checking out.

Altec Lansing Technologies owns the trade name rights to Altec. They were formerly known as Sparkomatic before they purchased Altec's consumer division in 1982 and developed a completely new product line that focused primarily on multimedia products.. In 2000, they acquired the remaining trade name rights that had been held by Altec Lansing Professional  from Telex Communications Inc. On February 1, 2002, the Altec Lansing Professional brand was relaunched as a division of Altec Lansing Technologies.

There are a number of websites devoted to preserving the heritage of Altec. Todd W. White runs The Unofficial Homepage of Altec Lansing that is working to preserve the heritage of this storied company. Scott Pratt runs the new Voice of the Theatre Homepage that contains detailed product literature for a number of classic Altec speakers. Sound Practices maintains a very worthwhile Altec resource page. Lee Sound Design has opened a fascinating photo archive of classic Altec Lansing pictures. If you are looking for a repair facility that can work on virtually all of the vintage Altec loudspeakers, check out Great Plains Audio. It is run by a former Altec designer and technician that owns much of the original tooling used in the production of these systems.

A new development in 2003 is the formation of a company dedicated to replicating and furthering the technology embodied in classic Altec Lansing loudspeakers. Iconic Manufacturing has been founded by a number of former Altec sound contractors and employees. They have access to the original tooling used in the production of Altec speakers and are building on this to bring new levels of performance to the classic designs.

Anyone interested in systems that update the vintage JBL designs of the 1950's and 60's should check out Classic Audio Reproductions, and in particular their Hartsfield reproduction.  A French site is under development that tracks the progress of a project to build a Hartsfield from scratch. Those interested in preserved examples of the classic home speakers of the 40's and 50's can do no better than visiting Kerry Brown's Vintage Audio Trader's Page.  Tom Brennan's Horn Loudspeaker and Home Theater Page is a great place to visit if you want to how one "Horny" has incorporated vintage speakers into a home theatre system. 

There are a number of interesting sites devoted to loudspeaker history in general. Dr. Steven E. Schoenherr has a section of his comprehensive website devoted to the history of loudspeakers. This site also has a fascinating section devoted to motion picture sound. The UK based Association of Motion Picture Sound has a page devoted to movie loudspeakers. Emory Straus has begun an ambitious website to document the history of audio technology.  ProSoundweb has a number of history articles on Electro-Voice here, here and here.

There are a growing number of vintage audio sites devoted to companies that were contemporaries of Altec Lansing and JBL. Roger Russell maintains a detailed site that focuses on his involvement in originating and developing McIntosh Loudspeakers. The Vintage H.H. Scott Hi-Fi Stereo Archive is an interesting heritage site devoted to another audio pioneer. The legacy of Dual turntables is kept alive at a site by Alen Moore. The history of Phase Linear amplifiers and speakers is comprehensively documented at Anthony Young's site. Ben Blish runs the "Classic-Audio" website profiling vintage Marantz, Technics and Pioneer gear. For product literature on a wide variety of vintage audio companies, there is run by Ken Hagelthorn.

There are a number of sites where you can join discussion groups that feature Lansing products. Of course you should start with the forum on this site (Plug! Plug! Plug!). You'll find most of the "hornys" hang out at the Audio Asylum High Efficiency Speaker forum. Todd White runs an Altec forum associated with his site. AudioKarma is a new forum site with a strong emphasis on vintage audio, including speakers.

A promising new development for horn lovers are regional clubs and audio fairs. Mike Baker hosts the Midwest Audiofest in Lima Ohio and Tom Brennen (see above) is involved with the Chicago Horn Speaker Club's Horn Bash.

For those who can read Japanese, you should check out the home page of Stereo Sound (Japan).  This magazine has documented the products and history of JBL better than any other periodical.  They have devoted entire issues to JBL and have some of the best photo documentation of vintage JBL, Altec and Lansing speakers.  Anyone interested in obtaining issues of this magazine can find contact information here.

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn't point out the Horn Loudspeaker Home Page of web pioneer Thomas Dunker.  Thomas was the first to develop a web site devoted to classic and current horn speakers.  It remains an invaluable resource for anyone that shares this interest.