Joe Shmoe: I'm sure they sound wonderful but I'll keep my Sonus Faber.
Michael Bauers: Post should credit the audio. I was impressed with the track.
Valerifon1: Some of the most beautiful speakers I've ever seen!
greyantelope: E. Stuart Hegeman was a creative electronic and audio genius with many
notches in his belt including speaker cabinets, amplifiers and even a
television tape recorder.
Dr0id Figglehorn: The song in the beginning was trippy. Going back and forth like that gives
a very strange hypnotic sound I love it!
gp0st1: what was the song being played?
sweetsweatyfeet: Beautiful paint job with the pinkish and yellow accents; the colour
blending is a pure work of art.
theaterboyeBay: I respectfully disagree with your comment on cable - while some things
cable makers try and claim is smoke & mirrors - cables do sound different.
I might not be able to measure the difference in current peaks between the
same gauge solid copper and solid silver wire they do present music
differently - while you should not make cables the first priority in the
playback chain, to total dismiss them is missing out on possible real
richard abney: nice speakers
Gurdeep Singh Virdi: amazing pair of speakers , really sophisticated construction
cootaloot: @49kasey What the freak difference does it make? Any audio reproduced on
YouTube via a camera won't even come close to the actual event. It's not
even worth considering. What, were you gonna drop the $20k and change it
would take to buy these based on an audio clip recorded by a hand-held
camera? Read a book, son!
pmgodfrey: Listen to these great speakers.......on your crappy ones through YouTube.
1ARTGUY: Beautiful...says it all !
JohnnyGrass: These are the sexiest loudspeakers I have ever seen.
weary feladunder: Wow, brilliant, shame you did not play music with monster dynamics to show
what these speakers I suspect are capable of. Why did you sell, groan.
jangofet555: just looking at these make the music im listening to sound better.
Sinitsin Vladimir: this is Bill Frisell music
EdWatts: I don't listen to cables; I listen to music. As long as the "cable" is
sufficient to handle the current peaks, it will "sound" no better nor worse
than any other cable which can handle the power. There are, however, huge
differences between and among speakers, and Lowthers are among the very
best "full-range" drivers ever made. In good cabinets they are very
Steve Kasiaras: Wish I could believe that was what we're hearing instead of a direct feed.
beatleme2: more of a vintage jbl altec guy but these are great !
Bretto ft Ghetto: Voigt Speakers..amazing old stuff
MightySaturn5: beautiful....the musical selection helps as well
Dinh HK: it's amazing sound ...
WV591: Pefect size for a one room studio apt.
theaterboyeBay: Not sure what you are driving at. As this speaker was over 60 yrs old the
wire needed replacing. AudioQuest Flat series was used internally as it had
to be small enough to fit the factory holes to avoid altering these amazing
pieces of audio history. Luminous Audio Synchestra speaker cable from the
amp to speaker. If you think using better cables with superior copper or
silver materials is foolish - I suggest you stop reading ham radio books &
start listing to some better cables
theaterboyeBay: @beatleme2 I am a big fan of JBL & Altec - Currently have JBL Summit L300
and Altec A5 - using 1505 horns, 288G, 515B - Still something very special
about the single full range driver approach that always pulls me back. Have
a set of Ferguson Hill FH001 on the way along with their FH002 bass spheres
and FH003 bass - This speaker has the best of both worlds in that the FH001
Horn handles all the music from about 150Hz on up and the bass spheres add
the fullness on the bottom end of the L300's
flagshipaudio: Where on earth did you find these!!!?
paulj0557: I'm playing this video through my organ's 310 Wurlitzer mechanical rotary
vibrato tone cabinet that came with my 1946 Wurlitzer Orgatron
electrostatic reed organ. It is 100% original and was discovered in an
abandon house in Cincinnati last year. The last anyone lived in the home
was 1971. So the set-up would have been 25 then. At 65 year the
electrolytic's have finally bit it, but the tone cab did play at 65 years
old. I love old audio gear and am very surprised more people don't play
74maxon: best music...N-1..
theaterboyeBay: I have to agree - as vintage speakers go these were something special - but
for the sexiest speakers I will have to go with the current speaker I am
listening to - The Ferguson Hill FH001 Horn which uses the same Lowther
full range driver approach. It puts the Lowther driver in a stunning 5.5 Ft
tall clear acrylic horn. I will put a link to these in the video
description if you want to check it out
theaterboyeBay: The music was not from the speaker as it is impossible to translate how
marvelous this set sounds over the internet. I sold them after finding a
modern equivalent - The Ferguson Hill FH001 Horn Speaker - I will do a
video on them soon
BixLives32: "Interconnect cable" Um, I sure hope the speaker wire was inexpensive lamp
wire from your local hardware store? If you'd like to learn the SCIENCE of
electronics The ARRL Handbook for any year since 1930 is an excellent
start. Learning this hobby will require some concerted reading and basic
college freshman math. By knowing these things will save you from being
ripped off by the many unscrupulous snake oil sellers that have gotton much
worse over the last few decades.
Page Gabriel: absolutely wonderful sound and skin!
Mikexception: Yes , you are right - cables sound different. Problem in my opinion is that
there are no 'better" and "worse"They are just like fixed tone correctors
and this correction should be accompanied by existance of adequate fault in
speaker. Without fault or with wrongly matched fault they may worsen
effect. Too many people put hell of maney without reasonable result.
Internet Marketing Maps: Don't delude yourself about one cables sounding any different from
another... What you are hearing is the effect of the various resistance of
cables, which subtly changes the back IMF signal of the Amplifier. Load
speakers have the same effect on amps. This phenomena has confused non
technical audiophiles for years, and the Hi-Fi industry encourages the
confusion to sell more stuff. If the impudence is matched on all components
they'd all sound the same, but the industry doesn't want that
theaterboyeBay: @brettofromthghetto I agree - very cool old set of speakers
Mikexception: It's not like many think. Above technics there is finally human brain. If
You make (with even crappy stuff) few comparisons between sound Your
psychics shall compensate a permanent distortions and You shall get
information which is better and which worse and why. .
theaterboyeBay: Yes they went to a vintage speaker enthusiast in Italy - The price was
$23,100.00 - I should have kept them as I realized after their departure I
missed the truly stunning coherence the presented while playing music - All
the modern attempts I had heard to optimize the lowther's failed in
comparison until I recently discovered the Ferguson Hill FH001 Horns -
which I am now listening to - I will be positing a video on these soon
MrTpengineer: You should watch Hexibase some time. Or other channels with audio like
Danny Skidmore: how much they sell for
CanadianSETIpioneer: A manually rotated version of a Leslie speaker? Why? That must get old
lizichell2: Either everyone on youtube is watching this video at once or my RAM has
BluesCreation09: What a beautiful loudspeakers! And what a music to accompany them. I love
Mikexception: This video does not match what I hear. You turn speaker round but sound is
still the same. It seems to be not real recording by microphone, anyway
impression by view is great. I also prize old speaker gear for big
membranes with their gentle movements thus allowing with only tweeter to
bramsenegal: Nice music too, who/ what are playing?
Amon Duul: "As long as the "cable" is sufficient to handle the current peaks, it will
"sound" no better nor worse than any other cable which can handle the
power." You assume that we can only hear what can be measured, that
everything that can be measured can be heard, and that nothing new is
learnt over time. You assume that current handling ability is the sole
Crass B: I remember this auction well. These speakers are (words fail me). Did they
sell, and if so, how much?
Lefty McStinky: Weirdest maybe.
MrTpengineer: The whole cabinet is designed to be a horn, both on the rear and front of
the driver, a very efficient design. I'm sure windows could be shaken while
getting good sound from these.
beatleme2: HI, yes.. I love the full range sound myself.. jbl d130 the altec 417 and
the biflex series.. have the L100 jbl's but to me they lack something ? the
l300 are very nice indeed.
Lowther Hegeman Reproducer - Rarest Set of Home Audio Speakers in the World?4.7
out of 5