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Old 10-09-2008, 04:06 PM
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US $3,505.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/PAIR-Western-Ele...QQcmdZViewItem

A PAIR of Western Electric D-123328-B phenolic cone, 12" speaker drivers.



I brought these home for a few experiments. They sound excellent, but I can not keep them.

I am told that the frequency response is similar to Western Electric 754A, but less extended on top. I think that these might do well on an open baffle crossed over to some Western Electric 555's or similar compression drivers. Unfortunately I sold my WE 555's and James Lansing 287's, so these speakers do not really fit into my plans.


Though they look a bit like a Western Electric 728B of 754A, these drivers have huge magnets, and each driver weighs about 23 lbs.

Each speaker measures 12.5 inches in diameter and is covered with a grill.

There are orange paint speckles visible on the cones. This can be seen in the pictures.

The cones are otherwise PERFECT.

The drivers have slightly different terminals. One also has more inspection stamps than the other, and includes a 1945 date stamp.

The rubber surround of one driver is slightly torn on the outside, NOT inside, of the frame. There is a picture that clearly shows this.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:03 PM
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US $18,000.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/Western-Electric-Mirrorphonic-Speaker-MONO-555-25A-NR_W0QQitemZ220295118252QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item22 0295118252&_trkparms=39%3A1|66%3A4|65%3A10|240%3A1 318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

This is a completed and working Western Electric Mirrophonic Mono Speaker, with WE 555 Feild Coil Compression Driver, 25A Horn, Jensen RP 302 Tweeter, TA-4181-A 18" Field Coil Woofer, Motiograph Crossover. All components are fitted on an all birch ply stand/enlosure with infinite baffle, wings, support bracket for the horn, and storage for field coil power supplies/batteries, on casters for better mobility. We've been powering this unit with two 12 volt DC batteries in series on the woofer, and a soild state variable DC power supply for the 555 these will be included with the system, although tube power supplies such as a tungar are highly recommended for the best performance. The 555 has the correct diaphagm and has a DCR of 13.1Ωs. The TA-4181-A has had a few of tears in the cone professionally mended and performs wonerfully.

More information on the Western Electric Mirrorphonic system may be found here, this is the website for Audio Anthology from which this system was originally purchased.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:28 AM
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US $2,950.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/Western-Electric-Jensen-TA-4151-Field-Coil-Vintage-ERPI_W0QQitemZ320310763960QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 320310763960&_trkparms=39%3A1|66%3A4|65%3A10|240%3 A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Here is a beautiful restored Jensen Western Electric 13.5" speaker. It has a new old stock cone and frame TA-4151 I installed approxamently 10 years ago. This is a correct Western Electric TA-4151 cone as you can clearly see in the pictures. Voice coil DC resistance is 6 Ohms. The original Speaker had a bad power transformer, I replaced it with a heavier duty transformer. Rectifier tube is a 5Z3 The input terminal having 3 screws is as follows. Ignore center screw, P1 and P2 go direct to voice coil. This speaker is in perfect operating condition. As the western electric serious collectors are aware, this was intended as a low frequency speaker, it is not a so called full range speaker. This speaker works beautifully with any line voltage between 100 and 120 volts. It is approximately 5 pounds heavier than regular 4151. This is due to the heavier power transformer and choke mounted inside pedestal. The original capacitor is replaced with a larger one having more capacitance than the original. This and the added choke result in exceptionally clean DC. There is no hum. This speaker can be left on continuously with no parts getting to warm. Rest assured that all work was very carefully done, I have been restoring field coil speakers for over 50 years.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:14 AM
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US $809.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/WESTERN-ELECTRIC-KS-14704-DRIVER-Pair_W0QQitemZ230306734953QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVinta ge_Electronics_R2?hash=item230306734953&_trksid=p3 286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1 318

Here is a pair of Western Electric KS-14704 drivers. Please check my other auctions for more horns and matching drivers. Condition is excellent. Decals are complete, has inspection stamps and the original paint is good. Tested, sounds excellent, originally these mounted on the horns I have up for auction. Horns are not included and have their own auction. Voice coils measure at 7.8 ohms DC each.






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Old 12-09-2008, 03:09 PM
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http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....ull&1233972004

Very rare to find WE vintage speakers.

A pair of 22A Horns + 555 Horn Drivers + TA 4181 => All Original Western Electric

A bonus is a pair of WE replica tweeters from Japan Eltax, network and power supply for the speakers those not original, but made by original concept.

Also a pair of custom wooden speakers enclosures for 4181s and tweeters are included.(well made and good looking).

They are cared well and in excellent cosmetic and working condition.

Economic problem forces to sell the gems of audio gears.

These are not audio gears that money can buy easily, maybe this is once in your life time chance to buy the rare good condition rare original WE speakers.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:30 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Western-Electric-KS-6368-Midrange-Horn-555-NR_W0QQitemZ220327855967QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVintage _Electronics_R2?hash=item220327855967&_trksid=p328 6.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A131 8

This is a single Western Electric KS-6368 Midrange Horn. This horn is all original and has the screw type throat which will fit the Western Electric 555 and other drivers with similar threaded mounts.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:04 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/WESTERN-ELECTRIC-pair-555-horns_W0QQitemZ140291007079QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVint age_Electronics_R2?hash=item140291007079&_trksid=p 3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A4|65%3A12|39% 3A1|240%3A1318

Fantastic Western electric small multicell horns ;used in italian broadcast studio monitor with 30150 driver ;2080A woofer
and 675HZ crossover. Can attacked to WE555 , IPC LU1001, WE/Westrex 30150 for mid/high frequency;voice is fantastic.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:03 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/2-IPC-horns-for-western-electric-555-drivers_W0QQitemZ330297109639QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVi ntage_Electronics_R2?hash=item330297109639&_trksid =p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A10|39%3A1|240% 3A1318

pair IPC LU 1049 horns will fit the western electric 555 and IPC LU 1000 LU 1060 driver .The pair or 555 drivers is not including in this auction. 28"w 18"h 36"d .these is perfect for someone dose not have a lot of room. i listen to them for aobut 5 years with western electric 555W .they sound very close to the western electric 24A horn.but only worth 10% of the 24A horn.

These are VERY hard to find in such nice condition.Removed from local movie cinema .
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:05 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/2-IPC-western-electric-LU-1060-drivers_W0QQitemZ330297108625QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVi ntage_Electronics_R2?hash=item330297108625&_trksid =p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A10|39%3A1|240% 3A1318

IPC western electric LU 1060 midrange drivers .Both driver is working fine and original diaphragm.Both driver has seal on diaphragm screws .I do not want break them .i listen to them from 1/2 hour .sounds good .Guarantee diaphragm.

These are VERY hard to find in such nice condition.Removed from local movie cinema .
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:39 AM
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US $999.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/Western-Electric-Vintage-12-inch-Speaker_W0QQitemZ120357526962QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVi ntage_Electronics_R2?hash=item120357526962&_trksid =p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A10|39%3A1|240% 3A1318

This is an early Western Electric D173491 12 inch speaker. Condition is very nice. It has the phenolic cone and cast frame. It was part of a large Capehart console system. There is a metal screen grill still attached to the frame I have chosen not to remove for protection. The cone is in original factory condition and the speaker sounds excellent. Very rich, detailed and surprisingly efficient. If you are looking for a beautiful example of this driver it would be hard to find one in better condition. Will be bolted to the original plywood baffle and shipped to arrive in the condition you see here. Weight unpacked is 22.5 pounds.
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