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A blast from the past. Dan (DTB300) had long ago referenced these great electrostatic "Lens" of Beveridge Audio (in a previous thread). Interesting information about these speakers though:



http://www.beveridge-audio.com/A_Legend_Reborn.htm



http://www.beveridge-audio.com/Technology.htm



http://www.tubewizard.com/beveridge_classic_ii.htm



http://www.beveridge-audio.com/



Harold Beveridge has since passed away and his son no longer makes or repairs Beveridge speakers any longer but these unusual, innovative speakers certainly had a wonderful run / cycle of life for a great electrostatic speaker. I only wish I could have heard auditioned a pair... ;)
 

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Robin said:
A blast from the past. Dan (DTB300) had long ago referenced these great electrostatic "Lens" of Beveridge Audio (in a previous thread). Interesting information about these speakers though:
I heard the models that looked like round towers with the lens. That was the beginning of my trek into great sounding audio. I was totally blown away at how the speakers just filled up the room with sound. And all this was done with the lens pointed toward each tower.

Sure wish I had the chance again to hear them again, to see what they sound liike compared to many years hearing and auditioning many different speakers. I wonder if I would be still as blown away with them?

Dan
 

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I remember going to Jonas Miller audio, (how many of you remember him)? My friend who got me started in high end audio and I sat down and listened to them. He ended up with Tympani 1D's and me with MGIIB's that year. Oh yes, "the good old days". :D
 

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Statman,
Yes I remember Jonas Miller Audio, as well as the old Pacific Stereo, Paris Audio, University Stereo, Rogers Sound Labs, and more. :eek: :eek:

Jeff :cool:
 

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Jeff,

That's funny. Out of all those stores that you mentioned the only one I never purchased stereo gear from was Paris. It was great living in Pasadena because they were all within 1-2 miles of each other. I swear as a teenager I lived in Pacific stereo. I always wanted a pair of the JBL L-100 studio monitors(minus the tweeters being doorbelled by some idiot pushing them in) and a Marantz 2325 Receiver. :D
 

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Robin said:
A blast from the past. Dan (DTB300) had long ago referenced these great electrostatic "Lens" of Beveridge Audio (in a previous thread).
Hi,
Another electrostatic speaker from the past that used an acoustic 'lens' were Dayton Wrights. A friend of mine has a pair. They used a shaped bag filled with gas (I believe it was sodium hexafluoride) around the panel. This speed of sound in the gas was different than in air, and thus could bend the sound much as an optical lens bends light. The gas had a second benefit of being a better insulator than air, so you could run the high voltage bias at a higher voltage, and get more output, i.e. better effeciency.

Peter
 

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Hey Robin..

I saw a pair of these on Audiogon a couple of years ago.. I was SO tempted to buy them just for the rarity of them.

Great post.. thanks.
 

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Peter Hogan said:
Dayton Wrights.
Funny you should mentioned Dayton-Wright. My first "good speaker" was one made by Mike Wright called the Model 7. While it was not electrostatic, it was a 5-way, and I was just blown away by the sound. Gave them to a friend of mine a few years back as I was just using them and a pair of 200 watt mono amps as computer speakers for gaming :eek:

BTW if you Google, you can find information on Dayton-Wrights.

Dan
 

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Wonderful Speakers...

DTB300 said:
I heard the models that looked like round towers with the lens. That was the beginning of my trek into great sounding audio. I was totally blown away at how the speakers just filled up the room with sound. And all this was done with the lens pointed toward each tower.

Sure wish I had the chance again to hear them again, to see what they sound liike compared to many years hearing and auditioning many different speakers. I wonder if I would be still as blown away with them?

Dan
It is good to know how these electrostatic beauties sounded. What fascinates me is the design and development of these speakers, how this family owned and operated company continued and carried on through the years by the inventor's son.

It just seems so sad to me about Beveridge... I just find it kind of a shame that the Beveridge Co. didn't come together with a Shoreline Inc. (as ML did) in order to finance and carry on the company i. e., continued product availability, continued design improvements etc. Oh well, I guess that's just the way it goes sometimes... :eek:
 

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Dayton Wright Electrostatic Speakers...

Peter Hogan said:
Hi,
Another electrostatic speaker from the past that used an acoustic 'lens' were Dayton Wrights. A friend of mine has a pair. They used a shaped bag filled with gas (I believe it was sodium hexafluoride) around the panel. This speed of sound in the gas was different than in air, and thus could bend the sound much as an optical lens bends light. The gas had a second benefit of being a better insulator than air, so you could run the high voltage bias at a higher voltage, and get more output, i.e. better effeciency.

Peter
Peter,

I did as Dan suggested and "Googled", see attached:



http://www.dayton-wright.com/XG-8-Mk3.html



http://www.dayton-wright.com/DaytonWright.html



The Dayton Wright electrostatic speakers look equally fascinating and marvelous. Thank you for the reference... ;)
 

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